Casework volunteers

Are you compassionate and committed to migrants' rights? Are you interested in paralegal work, immigration law and access to justice?

We're looking for volunteers to assist destitute migrants in making applications to change the conditions of their leave to remain. An opportunity to meet people from many backgrounds, work as a team and get valuable experience in immigration law and policy.

We ask for a weekly commitment (Tuesdays, 10-4) for six months, as this is a specialised role and experience is very important.

You will:

  • Assist people with NRPF with their applications for recourse to public funds - this usually involves interviewing applicants, collating evidence, writing submissions and analysing finances
  • Get an insight into the work of a frontline organisation and the impact of current laws and policies
  • Be part of our diverse volunteering community

We will:

  • Supervise your work through an OISC Level 3 accredited immigration advisor
  • Offer possible accreditation in OISC Level 1 immigration law (after minimum 3 months' commitment)
  • Provide full training and resources
  • Offer additional opportunities in areas such as research work when they arise
  • Provide a delicious lunch from our neighbours on Upper Street
  • Offer childcare at our Tuesday sessions if needed

Person specification:

  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Analytical and organised
  • Committed to helping people access justice and to migrants’ rights
  • Some experience in benefits/ housing/ immigration advice and support (not essential)
  • Interested in current laws and policies and their impact
  • Willing and quick to learn
  • Happy to work in a small team and as part of an evolving grassroots organisation