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We always welcome new people who are keen to get involved with BVL in some way. Please have a look at our current opportunities for volunteers and get in touch if you believe you can help.

Coordinators

Responsibilities:

As a Coordinator, you would work alongside a group of Coordinators and the CEO organising and running the programmes and events for the students. This will include tasks such as student and volunteer recruitment, liaising with venues, sponsors, supporters, volunteers and students.

Evidence of strong organisational skills is desirable.

 

Most importantly however we are looking for committed individuals who are passionate about assisting with increasing social mobility in the legal profession and who enjoy working with and inspiring young people to achieve their full potential.

When and Where:

 

Predominantly working remotely via email, however will be required to attend the weekly student sessions (run virtually). Our programmes primarily take place in evenings between 6-8pm on Thursday evenings.

The evening schedule of our programmes makes this volunteer role well suited to both students who are studying and in classes during the day and for individuals in full time employment.

We are ideally looking for people to commit for a minimum of three months.

​To apply, please click here to complete an application form. Applications are accepted and interviewed on a rolling basis, however we are presently looking for candidates for this role.

 

Group Leaders​

Responsibilities:

You would work with a class of A-Level students to teach them the chosen subject and guide them through a critical analysis of law. Depending on the project, you are likely to be tasked with finding expert speakers, listening to the students' ideas and helping them to prepare for a debate and possibly produce a final report.

Desirable experience:

1. Law student or graduate (including LLB, LLM, LPC, BPTC, GDL, PhD etc.)

2. Evidence of previous pro bono work or teaching experience

Most importantly however we are looking for committed individuals who are passionate about assisting with increasing social mobility in the legal profession and who enjoy working with and inspiring young people to achieve their full potential.

When and where:

Our programmes primarily take place in evenings between 6-8pm on Thursday evenings, with the exception of the Summer School which takes place every evening between 6-8pm for one week at the beginning of August. At present our programmes are being run entirely virtually, so we encourage applicants located anywhere in England and Wales.

The evening schedule of our programmes makes this volunteer role well suited to both students who are studying and in classes during the day and graduates in full time employment.

​To apply, please click here to complete an application form. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however positions will not be allocated until vacancies arise; usually this will be in the weeks prior to the commencement of a project.

Mentors

We are looking for legal professionals, academics or current law students who would be interested in assisting with our fortnightly mentoring programme. We are currently running group mentoring sessions for our A-Level students every other Saturday morning between 9:30 and 10:30am, via Zoom. 

If you register your interest, you will be added to our mailing list of mentors, who can be called upon to assist. As such you need not commit long term or attend every session. You will also not be assigned a particular student or group of students, as is typically the case with other mentoring programmes. 

The purpose of the sessions is to give the students an opportunity to ask questions on a variety of topics, for example tips on applying to university and how to pursue a career in the legal profession. 

Please go here to register your interest.

Moot Mentors

We are looking for Bar Professional Training Course students, LPC students, LLB/LLM students, GDL students and recent law graduates to participate in our annual mooting competition with the UK Supreme Court.

Volunteers will act as 'moot mentors' to an A-Level student, meaning you will moot alongside them while also guiding them through the mooting process. As such, not only is this a great opportunity to improve your own mooting abilities, but it is also a chance to share your knowledge and skills with the next generation. Also, as an additional bonus - the final is judged by a Supreme Court Justice.

The schedule for the 2022 competition is as follows:

  • Thursday 20 January between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Moot training session

  • Tuesday 25 January between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Moot preparation session (you are required to attend a 30-minute preparation slot)

  • Thursday 27 January between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Mock round

  • Tuesday 1 February between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Moot preparation session (you are required to attend a 30-minute preparation slot)

  • Thursday 3 February between 6-8pm, via Zoom: First round

  • Tuesday 8 February between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Moot preparation session (you are required to attend a 30-minute preparation slot)

  • Thursday 10 February between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Quarter Final

  • Tuesday 15 February between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Moot preparation session (you are required to attend a 30-minute preparation slot)

  • Thursday 17 February between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Semi Final

  • Tuesday 1 March between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Moot preparation session (you are required to attend a 30-minute preparation slot)

  • Thursday 3 March between 6-8pm, via Zoom: Final, which will be judged by a Supreme Court Justice

There is only space for 18 mentors in the competition, so make sure to get your applications in early.  To apply click here.

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Please note

Please note that all of our volunteer vacancies are unpaid and that all BVL staff and management work on a volunteer basis.