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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.


Our current volunteer recruitment campaign is currently on hold.  This is due to our partnership with City Law School.  Once we resume with recruitment, this page will be updated. 


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.