Advice Work training Project

Participants attend a one-year training course to learn the skills and knowledge needed to become an advice worker.  They volunteer for two days per week for a year, one day doing a comprehensive training course and the other volunteering in an advice centre in Tower Hamlets.

The training covers advice skills – policies and practices in advice such as interviewing, case recording, negotiation skills, letter writing, confidentiality, equal opportunities, welfare benefits, housing, debt, employment, immigration and an outline of consumer rights.

The volunteering work placement involves carrying out advice and advocacy work duties including interviewing clients, assisting with basic advice, form filling, helping with basic advice issues, etc.

For further information:
Email: jo.ellis@island-advice.org.uk          Tel: 020 7536 8115

Law Students and Tower Hamlets Non-Residents – Advice Work Placements

We can help you find a voluntary work placement in many of the advice centres in Tower Hamlets. Work will involve interviewing clients, assisting with welfare rights, debt and housing enquiries, doing follow up letters and casework. All the work is supervised and there are some training sessions available. You must be available for one full day per week for a minimum of 6 months (preferably longer).

For further information:
Email: jo.ellis@island-advice.org.uk          Tel: 020 7536 8115

To download a copy of the volunteer application packs, click on the relevant links below:

Application Form for Volunteer Advice Workers

Advice Transition Fund – Application Form for Law Volunteers