Thinking about becoming a Support Through Court volunteer? Want to know more about what to expect? Have questions? Come to one of our Volunteer Open Days.
We're a national charity which helps people who do not have a lawyer to navigate and understand the Civil and Family court process. Every year, thousands of people in the UK go to court alone and must represent themselves through life changing moments such as eviction, divorce, or bankruptcy. With cuts to legal aid and the rise in cost of living, the number of people needing help continues to increase. During the last financial year, our 500+ volunteers provided 49,346 support sessions! Due to the growing demand for our charity's support, we are recruiting volunteers in all of our services.
Our volunteers provide in-person and remote (video and phone) support locally at our offices throughout England and Wales and phone support nationally through our National Helpline. Volunteers provide both reassurance and guidance, so that our clients have the very best chance of engaging with the courts in a dignified away.
No previous legal knowledge or experience is needed as training will be provided. More information about being a volunteer can be found on our volunteer webpage. You can also attend an Open Day session. Please note that due to our local university partnerships, we are only able to accept student applications through our university partners.
We are hosting a series of Open Day sessions where you can hear directly from our Service Managers and volunteers about what it is like to volunteer with Support Through Court and be able to provide much needed help to people going through the court process. Sessions will be held as listed. Please register below to attend.