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Cardinal Hume Centre
The Centre gives homeless young people, families in need and individuals living in poverty the support they need to realise their full potential. The Centre focuses on four areas of need: income, housing, education and skills, and legal status. We believe that by helping early, we can prevent disadvantage in childhood from having a long lasting detrimental impact in later life. Our workforce is…
Description

We are looking for a volunteer with strong administrative skills to support our solicitors and immigration advisers, so as to increase our capacity to meet the demand for advice and protection in this area. Whilst this is largely an administrative role, there will be the opportunity to work in a legal environment and to see the whole range of immigration/asylum work from preparing applications all the way to advocacy at court.

The Immigration Advice Service

We provide immigration advice to a wide range of low income and vulnerable migrant groups on a variety of complex and interesting issues. We are in the fortunate and, by the standards of the sector, very unusual position of not being dependant on legal aid (the Legal Aid Agency) for funding.  The fact that we do not depend on the Legal Aid Agency means that we can take the time necessary to add value to our client’s cases, research the law thoroughly and prepare cases to a high standard. 

 

Duties

What will you be doing?

  • make appointments for clients and staff
  • answering the phone and taking messages
  • dealing with recorded delivery letters
  • attend team meetings where appropriate and taking minutes
  • Photocopying, scanning and filing legal documents
  • Enter data on the Centre database
Who will the volunteers be working with?
You will be working with and supported by the Manager of Immigration Services and the wider team.

Training
You will receive one-to-one and/or group based support
You will have access to a wide range of e-learning topics

Time commitment

Ideally we need a volunteer for 6 hours a week and we would like a minimum 6 month commitment. Hours can be flexible and on agreed days.
Application deadline

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.