Volunteers play a crucial role within Disability Law Service and their involvement in our work is highly valued by all DLS staff. In return we hope that we give our volunteers valuable experience of working in a busy legal environment.
What would I get out of the experience?
Apart from being part of the vibrant DLS family, our volunteers also have the opportunity to join in internal and external events and meetings with DLS staff, and can attend internal training sessions.
If volunteers have any views or ideas about the work we do or how we do it we are more than happy to listen to their ideas and implement any we feel would enable us to help disabled people even better than we do at present.
All volunteers are entitled to claim reasonable travel costs over and above what they would usually spend on travel.
How do I get involved?
If you are interested and think you have relevant skills please email us at email@example.com and we will send you a copy of the relevant application form.
What do our current volunteers say about DLS?
“Volunteering at DLS has been a worthwhile experience for me as I have been able to improve my skill set. Not only am I advising callers on a variety of issues but I am doing so in a supportive and friendly team of professional legal advisors. Each call is different to the last which enables contact with a diverse range of callers and also ensures that there is never a dull moment in the office. Volunteering with Disability Law Service has been great for learning more about the legal sector and I hope to further develop in my role.”
“Volunteering at the DLS has not only been a professionally rewarding experience, but a personal one as well. During my time at the charity, I have been able to contribute to the quality legal advice and services that the DLS provides. This has enriched my understanding of the true effects that the law can have for those in greatest of need and why charities such as the DLS are so important. I would recommend the experience to not only budding lawyers, but any professional seeking to improve the lives of an often ignored class of persons.”
“Volunteering at DLS has been a very uplifting experience. I have learnt many new skills and have participated in various tasks whilst working with the team. For instance, I have been given the opportunity to learn the different laws and regulations concerning healthcare. I have also created and re-edited fact sheets for DLS, as well as answering phone calls regarding community care. During this process, I have been able to enhance my communication skills, admin skills as well as independent research. The team are great and very friendly, and are more than happy to help when I have questions, which makes coming into work very comfortable and easing. Volunteering at DLS is definitely something I would recommend to other individuals.”
“My volunteering at DLS has focused on employment cases, and I have found this very rewarding. I leave the DLS office feeling like my work has helped someone vulnerable and that an extremely stressful situation has been made that bit easier for them.”