Advocate is an equal opportunities employer

 Please see our list of current vacancies below.  


Academic Year Casework Volunteers 

Advocate is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to volunteer as Casework Volunteers.  This is a remote volunteering programme and the position is for one day a week from week commencing 5th February to week concluding 2nd June 2024.

This Casework Volunteer position is a fantastic opportunity to obtain unique exposure to a wide range of areas of law. You will also learn a great deal about the needs of litigants in person.

You will have an interest in law and be motivated to help those who cannot afford legal assistance.  As a key part of our team, you will possess strong inter-personal skills and be ready to adapt to the changing needs of the casework team.  It is preferable for candidates to have completed at least one year of law-related study/work and ideally have some experience in the voluntary sector. Please find our Person Specification here

The role

The Casework Volunteering programme is split into two streams: the Gateway Stream and the Allocation Stream. Applicants should apply to only one stream.

Gateway Stream:

You will assist Caseworkers with the following tasks:

  1. Writing case summaries ready for experienced reviewing barristers
  2. Preparing court standard bundles using our online system
  3. Completing case reports on our case management system
  4. Other Administrative support

Allocation Stream:

You will assist the Casework Team with the following tasks:

  1. Advertising cases to volunteer Barristers across England and Wales
  2. Sending out Court Papers to Barristers
  3. Creating Case Studies
  4. Other Administrative support


Previous volunteer’s feedback:

“My time at Advocate has been nothing short of amazing. Structured and incredibly well-organised, the programme provided me with invaluable exposure to a diverse range of practice areas, as well as the opportunity to make a real impact. The programme also helped me grow both as an aspiring lawyer and a person, particularly in terms of perseverance and empathy.”

Maisie (Summer 2022 Volunteer)

“Advocate’s summer volunteering program is such a fantastic, hands-on experience. There was never a dull moment and I learned so much. I am so grateful to the wonderful team for making us all feel so welcome and offering such great guidance throughout the programme. Could not recommend it more!”

Isabella (Summer 2022 Volunteer)



  • You must be available for a minimum of one day and up to three days per week from 5th February to 2nd June 2024. You will volunteer on the same day each week. The position is a remote volunteering position with the option of hybrid working. Candidates must be able to work in GMT.

  • The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 3rd December. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

  • Application is by way of an online application form; CVs and covering letters will not be accepted. Applicants may only apply for one volunteering stream. The application form for our Gateway stream can be found here. The application form for our Allocation stream can be found here.

  • Applicants should also complete our online Equal Opportunities form.


  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online in the weeks commencing 8th and 15th January 2024.


  • Successful candidates will be required to attend a compulsory afternoon training session on Zoom on Wednesday 31st January and Thursday 1st February 2024. September for the Gateway and Allocation streams, respectively. We would expect prospective volunteers to keep this date free.