SBA The Solicitors’ Charity is scouting for volunteer talent in Bristol.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to help fellow solicitors in times of personal financial need. By volunteering as an Area Representative, you can do much to make positive changes to those experiencing personal financial hardship, but there are also advantages to you. Here are some of them:
Each Area Representative has their own reasons for volunteering but, whatever their motivation, they have two things in common: they all understand the pressures of life in the law and they want to make a difference by helping those who turn to SBA in times of need.
The main function of our volunteers is to support SBA’s application process by meeting applicants and beneficiaries on a one-to-one basis. These meetings usually take place in applicants’ homes. Volunteers assist with completing the application form and verifying relevant underlying documentary evidence on our behalf. The Area Representative’s report on their visit is critical in helping SBA assess the most effective way of providing help.
At present, volunteers typically cover three to four cases per year and each of these involves roughly four hours work. All reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed. We provide an in-depth induction for all new volunteers at our premises in Wandsworth and are developing e-learning training in, for example, Data Protection.
To discuss opportunities for volunteering as an SBA Area Representative, please contact Sue Ellis or Dervilla Carroll via the details below. We’d be delighted to hear from you.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 020 8675 6440
My role as Area Representative is essentially one of facilitation – to support the information gathering and give each person’s application the best chance of progressing. As an SBA volunteer, you’re there to do a job and help people to find solutions for themselves, in a totally non-judgemental way. Because there for the grace of God, go all of us.
SBA Area Representative & Current Solicitor
Find out more about how SBA supports solicitors in times of need or crisis.