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Legal Support Volunteer - Plymouth
Role Summary - To support the operation of Shelter's legal services by assisting the legal team in their day to day business, helping them to meet the needs of their clients
Time Commitment: One day a week for a minimum of six months, but this is flexible
Location: Ernest English House, Buckwell Street, Plymouth, PL1 2DA
Supervised by: Team Leader
As a Legal Support volunteer, you will play an essential part of Shelter Devon's legal team. The team works under legal aid funding to assist people who are facing possession proceedings, eviction, or negative homeless decisions.This role will give you the opportunity to volunteer in a fast-paced environment, as well as giving you hands-on experience in one of the UK's leading housing charities.
Main Tasks can include:
Skills and Experiences required:
Induction, Learning and Development:
To enable you to take part in this opportunity, Shelter will:
Benefits of Volunteering with Shelter
Why get involved with Shelter?
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. Shelter volunteers are involved in our head office, services, shops, campaigns, events and our legal teams and they all contribute their valuable time, skills and experience. We simply couldn't achieve our goals without them.
Please complete an application for this role. After you have applied, we will invite successful candidates to an interview to discuss the role further.
Please note, you will be asked to declare any unspent convictions. Having a criminal record does not mean that you cannot volunteer with us but it may limit the different ways that you can get involved.
This is a voluntary position that supports the work of our services and is not replacing the work of a paid member of staff. This role profile does not form part of any contract of employment.