We offer many different ways to volunteer with Advocate. If you are a barrister, you can sign up to become a panel member and take on cases. Or you can volunteer through one of our partner schemes or even become a mentor. If you are a student, we run casework programmes throughout the year with opportunities to get hands-on experience supporting people seeking help with their legal problems.


How to become an Advocate volunteer barrister

Advocate's barristers offer their time, skills and expertise for free to those who need it most. Read more to find out how it works and sign up.

Bar in the Community - Volunteer Today

Bar in the Community offers barristers and chambers' professionals the opportunity to volunteer their professional skills to support the charities that need it most.

Join Collaborate, our new mentoring scheme

Advocate has launched a new mentoring scheme called Collaborate, which aims to match junior barristers who need help to take a case with senior barristers willing to guide them

Become a casework volunteer and and get hands-on experience

We have casework volunteers working remotely every day and they are an essential part of our team. Read on to find out how to apply.

Read profiles of some of Advocate's volunteer barristers

Read about the experiences of barristers like Rhiannon and Laurent, who explain how pro bono work has been crucial to their success.

Judges tell us why they think Advocate's barristers are essential

Judges have told us how and why they think having a volunteer barrister makes such a difference to a litigant in person.

Hear from Chambers Professionals who encourage pro bono

Clerks, practice managers and other chambers' professionals are key to enabling barristers to take pro bono work. Read about why it's an essential part of their practice.

Find out more about who Advocate works with and how

Advocate works in partnership with other specialist schemes so check here to find out what they are and how to get involved with them.