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Volunteering at the DLS

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There are many ways to volunteer your time and skills with us.

Volunteers play a crucial role within Disability Law Service, helping us support disabled people and their families.

We have been fortunate to have many volunteers over the years and we welcome anyone interested in supporting our work or looking to get more legal experience.

Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering can help boost your skills, confidence, and self-esteem. It’s a great way to improve your CV and increase your employability.

What would I get out of the experience?

We will be there to support you all the way throughout your volunteer role. In addition to being part of the vibrant DLS family, our volunteers also have the opportunity to join our events, meetings, and can attend internal training sessions.


No one should be out of pocket for volunteering, so all of our volunteers are entitled to claim reasonable travel costs.

If you have any questions or if there is anything we could do to make volunteering more accessible, please get in touch with us.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested and think you have relevant skills, please email us at advice@dls.org.uk and we will send you a copy of the relevant application form.

Current volunteering opportunities

We are interested in providing a helpline in this particular area of law for a few days a week. We are interested in hearing from volunteers to help us manage this service, so if you are an experienced lawyer looking for a new challenge or willing to learn a new area of law, we would like to hear from you.

We also welcome any experts in this area and are able to lend us their time or expertise in supporting this helpline service. Please contact us at advice@dls.org.uk for a copy of the relevant application form. Personal data that you provide will be dealt with in accordance with our privacy policy.

Hear from our previous volunteers

“Volunteering at DLS has been a worthwhile experience for me as I have been able to improve my skill set. Not only am I advising callers on a variety of issues but I am doing so in a supportive and friendly team of professional legal advisors. Each call is different to the last which enables contact with a diverse range of callers and also ensures that there is never a dull moment in the office. Volunteering with Disability Law Service has been great for learning more about the legal sector and I hope to further develop in my role.”


“Volunteering at the DLS has not only been a professionally rewarding experience, but a personal one as well. During my time at the charity, I have been able to contribute to the quality legal advice and services that the DLS provides. This has enriched my understanding of the true effects that the law can have for those in greatest of need and why charities such as the DLS are so important. I would recommend the experience to not only budding lawyers, but any professional seeking to improve the lives of an often ignored class of persons.”

Samson Dawodu

“Volunteering at DLS has been a very uplifting experience. I have learnt many new skills and have participated in various tasks whilst working with the team. For instance, I have been given the opportunity to learn the different laws and regulations concerning healthcare. I have also created and re-edited fact sheets for DLS, as well as answering phone calls regarding community care. During this process, I have been able to enhance my communication skills, admin skills as well as independent research. The team are great and very friendly, and are more than happy to help when I have questions, which makes coming into work very comfortable and easing. Volunteering at DLS is definitely something I would recommend to other individuals.”

Rona Abazi

“My volunteering at DLS has focused on employment cases, and I have found this very rewarding. I leave the DLS office feeling like my work has helped someone vulnerable and that an extremely stressful situation has been made that bit easier for them.”