Avon & Bristol Law Centre is a small charity with a big range of skilled volunteering opportunities - essential to us helping people to change their lives.
Our Legal Advocacy Support Project (LASP) with volunteer law students suypporting the work of our Welfare Benefits team won ‘Pro Bono Initiative of the Year’ at the National Lawyer Awards in 2016.
Around 20 local law firms provide Pro Bono volunteer support which enables us to offer regular free law clinics to people with issues that are not eligible for legal aid. We are very grateful to the volunteer solicitors who donate time and skills worth over £30,000 a year. If you are a qualified solicitor and would like to offer your expertise and experience, please email us or complete this enquiry form* (see our Lawyers in the Community page for details)
Our tenancy project also trains law students to offer information on legal rights of those renting their home.
Other volunteers with an interest in social justice help with events, fundraising, IT, policy and research, translation and ensuring that vulnerable people can gain access to justice. Please check our Current Vacancies to see if there are roles that appeal to you. Alternatively email us or complete this enquiry form.
Our Trustees are drawn from the charity’s membership and use their experience to support the charity on a long-term, voluntary basis. Trustees lead the charity’s strategic direction and work closely with our team of staff and volunteers. If you have life skills or professional experience that you would like to contribute to our existing board, please check the Current Vacancies page to see if there are specific board roles we are looking to fill, then either email us or complete this enquiry form*
A big "Thank You" to all the volunteers who help us to help others. We could not do it without you.
Volunteers who have given legal advice or supported our Law Clinics:
Our staff, volunteers and trustees