Advocates for International Development (A4ID) is the charity that empowers lawyers to use their skills to fight world poverty. Through their pro bono broker and legal education services, they are helping the legal sector to meet its global corporate social responsibility to bring about world development.  A4ID provides volunteer placements for individuals hoping to gain further experience in the legal, charitable and international development sectors. They offer a variety of positions to suit individuals’ skills and experience in communications, fundraising, pro bono and development.
Volunteer placements are six months long, and run from January-June and July-December.
All volunteers assist A4ID’s staff team and are encouraged to attend meetings, contribute ideas and assist in the development of all areas of the charity and its programmes. This role involves assisting with the delivery and development of A4ID’s broker service which matches requests for legal advice from development organisations with lawyers able to provide free (pro bono) assistance. The primary tasks for pro bono projects volunteers are to:
  • Conduct phone interviews with development organisations regarding the quality and impact of the legal advice they received, and
  • Prepare written reports for A4ID legal partners.
Other tasks may include:
  • Assisting with the administration of the broker service including inputting and analysing project data, preparing letters and communicating with partners,
  • Carrying out research into the legal and development sectors
  • Writing articles and news stories for A4ID’s or other organisations’ websites and publications,
  • Communications tasks such as formatting documents for publication, preparing social media content,
  • Attending meetings and events with A4ID staff.

To apply, visit their website.