The Law Centre is a resource for the whole community and we rely on our amazing team of volunteers help us reach more people with our services.

It takes many different skills to keep Central England Law Centre going. Maybe you're an experienced lawyer, just starting out in your legal career, an admin whizz, a techie, a PR guru, a photographer or a fundraising expert.

Get in touch to see how you can use your skills to help us.

Volunteer opportunities range from short term student placements to volunteers who have been with us for many years. We will always respond to your enquiry but we may not have an opportunity available or the capacity to welcome you at this time.

We provide the following support to our volunteers:

  • A full induction and training programme.
  • Out of pocket expenses (up to a set limit), including, travel/car parking.
  • Practical experience and understanding of the Law Centre and its services

University student placements

In partnership with the Law schools at Coventry University, University of Warwick, Birmingham University and Birmingham City University, we provide placements for students who support our community legal advice clinics in immigration and asylum, employment and welfare benefits.

Volunteers learn to take instructions, undertake casework and effectively communicate with clients.

If you are a law student at one of these universities, make enquiries through your law school.

Trustees

Central England Law Centre is seeking to recruit three new trustees to join our high-calibre Board and executive team in developing and executing the organisation’s strategy.

Strong governance, finance expertise and local knowledge is essential for our mission and so we are looking for trustees who can provide this to help us reach the organisation’s fullest potential. We believe that our strategy and reach can be developed and expanded even further with the right guidance and so we are looking to build on the skills and experience of our well-established Board of Trustees.

To find out more, see Work for Us.

Pro bono lawyers supporting Kids in Need of Defence UK

We support pro bono lawyers so that they can take on a case from start to finish. That means that our pro bono lawyers help a child, young person or their parent prepare and submit an application for citizenship or permission to reside in the UK.

None of our pro bono lawyers are immigration specialists, which is why we provide training and close supervision throughout the process. Our supervising lawyers come to your office so that you can fit your pro bono work around your job.