Date Added: 28 September 2022
: 25 November 2022
Job Title: Volunteer
Working For: Support Through Court
Charity Number: 1090781
Salary: Travel expenses paid
Length of Contract: Permeant
Support Through Court Cardiff - Volunteers are needed!
Volunteers support clients by:
- explaining how the court works
- helping to fill in court forms and organise court papers
- helping clients plan what they want to say in court
- going into court hearings with them
“The charity's service is simple but effective. I’ve seen first-hand the difference a volunteer makes. Trained volunteers taking the time to listen to and support the client’s individual needs has a real impact on the life of the client” – Lord Thomas, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
Benefits of volunteering
In return, our volunteers receive:
- training and support for working with clients
- reimbursement of travel expenses
- experience of the court system
- a feeling of satisfaction from helping people in difficult situations
“As a volunteer with the charity, I have seen a number of cases when the client left the office in tears of joy, because they knew there was help available to them.”
Who can volunteer
We welcome applicants aged 18 or over with relevant skills, experience and time such as:
experience of working with people and good command of spoken and written English is essential
initiative, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills will help with some of the challenges you might face while volunteering
common sense, compassion and reliability
must be available a minimum of two days per month for a minimum of a year
must not be a practicing lawyer/barrister
Legal knowledge is not necessary, although some familiarity with the legal environment is helpful. Current legal professionals are not eligible.
Please contact your local service manager if:
you need a reasonable adjustments.
For individuals wanting more information, or universities interested in student volunteering opportunities, please contact your local service.
Other Volunteering Opportunities
Maybe you have some specific skills you could offer us. We need volunteers to support our small staff team in areas such as IT, fundraising, and general administrative work. Please contact your local service to discuss how you can support us.
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage legislation. See http://www.w4mp.org/jobs-listings-events/jobs/
advertising-jobs-with-w4mp/volunteers/what-is-the-national-minimum-wage/ for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.
Closing Date: 25 November 2022
Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. The state date will be immediate.
Please apply via email answering the below questions. Applications should be sent to email@example.com
1. Please explain why you want to volunteer for the Support Through Court
2. Please give a brief example of when you have shown time commitment and reliability to a role or project –for example, this could be previous employment, volunteering, Duke of Edinburgh, or a sponsored event for a charity:
Please submit your CV alongside the above questions.