Volunteering is a fantastic way to gain workplace experience and valuable transferable skills. It can be done on a regular basis, or as a one off experience. Either way, the University of Kent acknowledges what you have done and you can be rewarded with Employability Points!


Specific Organisations that may be relevant to LSSJ Courses:

  • PACT; Prison, Advice and Care Trust: Volunteer | Prison Advice and Care Trust

  • Interventions Alliance: work with the Probation Service to support people on probation to build a better future or improve their wellbeing. This includes education, training and employment support, accommodation, and personal wellbeing support – they’re continually looking for volunteers to support their work in these areas: https://interventionsalliance.com/contact/volunteering/

  • Young Lives Foundation: The Young Lives Foundation – Making a Difference (ylf.org.uk) The Young Lives Foundation (YLF) is an award winning independent children’s charity with expertise in Advocacy, Mentoring, Befriending and Activity Programmes

  • The Forward Trust – The Forward Trust empowers people to break the cycles of addiction or crime to move forward with their lives. We offer opportunities in our prison and community projects, as well as our Head Office teams.

  • Kenward Trust – Kenward Trust offers residential rehabilitation for those with alcohol and drug addiction issues, as well as supporting family and friends of those affected by addiction.

  • Choices – Choices supports adults, children and young people in East Kent, Medway & North Kent who have been affected by domestic abuse.

  • Citizens Advice Bureau, Tunbridge Wells. Citizens Advice is a charity that relies on volunteers to give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. Citizens Advice Tunbridge Wells offer confidential advice online, over the phone for free. They are now recruiting for volunteers to work and train remotely as advisers and this would be an amazing opportunity for undergraduate law students to gain experience in a legal setting and give them an edge when they graduate.
    Email volunteering@catwd.org.uk to apply for a position on their volunteer training programme.

  • Age UKhttps://www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/neighbourly-volunteering/

  • The Prince’s Trust: Prince’s Trust Online Mentors

  • Project Implicit – non-profit organisation and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition

  • Porchlight – Porchlight is Kent’s largest charity for homeless and vulnerable people

  • Likewise – Likewise is a charity and community centre in Camden with a long history of supporting people across the community. We work with people from all backgrounds and circumstances to support wellbeing and community and focus on the things that matter to each person.

  • Catch22 – Catch22 Intervention services (justice) for young people, families and adults, and education for young people.

  • City Year UK – At City Year UK, young people give a year to tackle educational inequality in our schools because they see a chance for change


Volunteer Opportunities for Aspiring Lawyers.  

See the listings on the Get Into Law blog.