Volunteer with us

Volunteers are a vital part of our team, providing clients with legal advice and additional support so they can move on with their lives.

Tasks our volunteers undertake include:

  • Form filling
  • Direct casework
  • Tribunal representation
  • Support activities such as accompanying clients to meetings
  • General office activities such as shredding, opening the post, inputting data etc.
  • Those that can offer translation services for our clients

We are keen to support our volunteers to develop and to make sure everyone can find a position to match their skills and interests. Because of the client-centred nature of our work, we ask that volunteers commit to at least one day a week, for a minimum of three months. Please note, we are only open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, so unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from volunteers who can only work in the evenings or at the weekend.

Current opportunities

Corporate law firms & law students:
We are always looking to work with corporate law firms and universities who can provide opportunities for lawyers and law students to join the pool of volunteers and provide appeals representation for our Tribunal Appeals Project. The project trains and supports lawyers and law students to take on cases, with a time commitment of approximately nine hours per case. Read more about the project here. 

Social work students:
We are always looking to attract social work students that are seeking longer-term placements.

If you would like to discuss any of these opportunities, please contact us.

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“What I like about volunteering with Z2K is being able to follow a case right through from the initial issue to tribunal. I like that there’s less bureaucracy here than at some places. And I like being with the people here – there’s quite a range of people working here, a range of ages, so it’s interesting.” – Casework volunteer

“I learn a lot from volunteering. It’s given me self-esteem, self-confidence and now I feel I’ll be able to find a job when I’ve finished my medical treatment, because it’s taught me how to deal with problems and how to do what I want to do.” – Administration volunteer