Here for Good is a charity dedicated to supporting EU, EEA and Swiss citizens - and their families - living in the UK through the provision of free, high quality immigration services.
Their lawyers, includes a UK-wide network of volunteers, provide 1-2-1 casework support to those most in-need. This includes: homeless citizens; victims of domestic violence; victims of modern slavery and/or human trafficking; members of the Roma community; those living in financial hardship, and those with physical disabilities and/or mental health issues.
Due to the high number of referrals they are receiving from other charities and support organisations, Here for Good are looking to expand their network of volunteer immigration lawyers who are able to take on pro bono cases for the charity. This primarily includes providing 1-2-1 assistance with applications under the EU Settlement Scheme.
Volunteers will also have the opportunity to assist with the charity's outreach events, providing pop-up immigration advice clinics across the UK, once it is safe for such events to resume.
What will the time commitment be?
Time commitment is flexible - volunteers can take on as many or as few cases as their capacity allows. Typically, our volunteers take on one case every 3-6 months.
What will volunteers get out of this?
Volunteers that are able to take on pro bono cases within their law firm/centre may hold any level of accreditation. Those who would like to volunteer independently must be qualified solicitors.
Person specification - what type of volunteers are you looking for?
We are looking for volunteer immigration lawyers/advisors. Volunteers taking on cases within their law firm may hold any level of accreditation. Independent volunteers must be qualified solicitors.
What email address should enquiries and applications be sent to?
Please contact [email protected]
Application process - is there any information you would like applicants to provide?
Those interested should send a brief email outlining:
- your experience in immigration law
- your level of accreditation/qualification
- any experience assisting with applications under the EU Settlement Scheme or the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2016; and
- your availability
Once we have reviewed your expression of interest, our Volunteer Coordinator/Lawyer will be in touch to discuss next steps.
Is there a deadline for applications or is this an ongoing opportunity?