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Afghanistan and Central Asian Association - Legal Affairs Volunteer



Details of the Charity:

The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) was founded in 2000 to support vulnerable refugees and migrants, living in some of the most disadvantaged and deprived areas of London, to improve their wellbeing, independence, aspirations and integration. We provide a wide range of social, cultural, and educational services and place a heavy focus on gender equity within the displaced communities. We aim to break down language and cultural barriers and give our community a voice and address their needs. Our work is underpinned by a community development ethos centred on addressing individual needs and circumstances. Although our main area of support is refugee families, our activities are open to all as part of our long-standing integration agenda.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

An opportunity for a law student or graduate to take up a place in a small charity working with refugees and migrants in the UK. The successful applicant will be responsible for the running of the ACAA’s free legal clinic, alongside other volunteer tasks. The role would particularly suit a law graduate with an interest in family, housing, and immigration law.

Main tasks:

  • To act as a point of contact for law firms providing pro bono services to the ACAA’s beneficiaries
  • To follow up with law firms about legal support provided to clients between every legal advice session
  • Administrative assistance for the ACAA’s legal services
  • To write and proofread blog posts and articles for the ACAA
  • To assist clients in services such as housing access and applying for Universal Credit claims

Skills Required:

  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Working knowledge of basic legal principles
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Administrative abilities Interest in international affairs and the ‘refugee crisis’

Additional Benefits:

  • Volunteering hours go towards the Brunel Volunteers Award
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?