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Get involved - Reception volunteers needed!!

To provide administrative support in the office. For example:

. Manage the waiting area (posters, leaflets etc.)

·         Welcome clients and visitors,

·         Enter client details into a database

·         Assist clients to access publicly available information (self-help) where appropriate

·         Assist advisers in providing clients with printed information/access to websites or help lines (assisted information)

·         Answer the administration telephones

·         Provide general administration as required


During the course of the day you may be asked to undertake these tasks according to your experience and particular interests:

·         Photocopying, filing, finding files

·         Keeping leaflet displays well-stocked and up-to-date, ordering leaflets

·         Word processing, standard letters, sending faxes & emails

·         Updating information resources by amending files/reference books

·         Ordering stationery and office supplies ensuring the office is fully equipped


If you are interetsted please email attaching your CV to admin@hclc.org.uk.

Hackney Community Law Centre (HCLC) operates an active volunteering programme and recruits volunteers who are able to come into the office for one or two days a week on a regular basis for a minimum of 3 months.


With many demands on their time dealing with casework and representation, the Law Centre staff find the assistance of volunteers invaluable in helping to deal with the many challenging legal problems and cases.

HCLC volunteers help with file management and administration, cover reception, undertake research, draft client statements, provide interpreting skills and generally lighten the load for the solicitors and caseworkers while gaining useful insight into legal practice in the not-for-profit sector.


The contribution of volunteers at the Law Centre has been considerable, and in gaining valuable experience it is beneficial for career development and has helped many volunteers gain full time employment.


Download our Volunteer Policy.






The wonderful clapton drop-in service, which HCLC supports, is always recruiting for volunteers for its Job Club on Wednesdays between 12.30pm and 4pm and its drop in on Sundays between 1pm and 4pm.