What volunteers do
- Serve as First Contact officers for the organisation.
- Staff the Telephone Advice Service, under the supervision of a staff member.
- Undertake administrative tasks.
- Conduct casework, under the supervision of the Senior Solicitor.
- Undertake research that adds to the evidence base and assists us to provide solutions to problems around social security.
- Work on systemic projects.
Volunteers from the Welfare Rights Centre develop specific skills that are valued in legal and community settings.
The benefits of volunteering at the Welfare Rights Centre include:
- Work experience in the industry
- Professional support and supervision.
- Learning about a specific and complex area of law.
- Experience in the process of administration review.
- Learning about the application of government policy.
- Developing a strong understanding of social justice.
- Experience interviewing clients.
- Experience acting as an advocate.
- Recognising the difference in systemic and individual advocacy
- Learning how to make a difference.
- Opportunities to network with like-minded people.
How to become a volunteer
All volunteers are selected via an interview and training process. Send an email to email@example.com providing:
- Your contact details
- Curriculum Vitae
WRC will contact you about an interview and the training programme.