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(SLC is currently not taking on volunteers, we continue to review this - please continue to check our website for updates)



 Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation and we could not achieve the level of success we do without their valuable input.

Southwark Law Centre has a variety of exciting volunteering opportunities. We provide our volunteers with excellent support to ensure they get the most out of their time volunteering with us. We accept volunteers from universities, colleges and the local community and from individuals expressing an interest in law. Please note, the role available is that of Administrative Volunteer, however there is the opportunity to be involved in the legal side of our work with supervision. You will also at some point attend court/tribunals, clerk hearings and sit in on client interviews with caseworkers where applicable.

How to apply

You will need to complete and submit an Application form and download our application pack:

Volunteer Role

Mission Statement 

Volunteer Policy  

Data Protection Policy

Please read our volunteer guidelines before you apply. 

We treat all applications fairly and in accordance with our Equal Opportunities statement. You will need to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and submit it along with your application.

Once we have received your completed forms, it is our aim to contact you within two weeks to let you know the outcome. If your application is progressed to the next stage we will require you to attend an informal interview so we can get to know you better. This is also your opportunity to find out if volunteering with us is the right choice for you.

You can read further guidance about the process and how we can support you to volunteer with us here.


Privacy Notice

Any personal data you give to the Law Centre, its staff and Volunteers for the purposes of seeking advice will be confidentially and securely stored in accordance with our data retention policy (a copy of which is available on request).  It will be held by the Law Centre as Data Controller and will only be used for the purposes of considering and where appropriate conducting your case. It will not be disclosed to any third parties and will be securely deleted in accordance with our data retention policy.  You have a right to be told what data we hold about you (though you are likely to have provided us with that data) and to have it corrected if it is wrong.  You may have other rights under the data protection legislation and you can find out more about these rights from the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk