Volunteer

Get Involved – Volunteer

As well as a number of organisational-support tasks for volunteers, our caseworkers are all volunteers too.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of what we do. By giving up your precious time for The Paperweight Trust, you become a vital conduit between those who need help and those who can give help.

We are a tightly structured organisation with scores of volunteer caseworkers who provide immediate practical help and guidance for those who find themselves alone. You become involved at a time in people’s lives when they are extremely vulnerable and you are enabling people who would otherwise be floundering.

The Paperweight Trust is fortunate to have a wonderful team of trained volunteers who help to improve the lives of our clients. They are able to provide practical support, help regain confidence, reduce anxiety and the feeling of isolation. They understand the issues that are important to our clients.

All volunteers are interviewed and are required to be cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We offer you training, mentoring and supervision so we can serve the entire spectrum of the Jewish community throughout all London Boroughs north of the Thames with satellite divisions in Hertfordshire, Essex, across South London and Manchester.
 

Current Volunteering Opportunities

For all volunteering roles, please complete this online Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Employment Caseworker

We are looking to recruit volunteer employment caseworkers to guide and support clients with all aspects of employment enquiries, including unfair dismissal, redundancy, breach of contract and discrimination.

You will need the following skills:

  • In-depth up to date knowledge and experience of Employment Law
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to explain information to clients to ensure their understanding
  • Good IT skills
  • An ordered approach to casework and an ability and willingness to follow and develop agreed procedures.
  • An understanding of the need to be non- judgemental and impartial at all times.
  • A warm empathetic manner and experience of providing client focused services

 

Volunteer Welfare Benefits Caseworker

We are looking to recruit volunteer welfare benefits caseworkers to guide and support clients with all aspects of benefits related queries including entitlement, claims, mandatory reconsiderations and appeals.

You will need the following skills:

  • In-depth up to date knowledge and experience of Welfare Benefits
  • Or a good understanding of any of the individual benefit applications
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to explain information to clients to ensure their understanding
  • Good IT skills
  • An ordered approach to casework and an ability and willingness to follow and develop agreed procedures.
  • An understanding of the need to be non- judgemental and impartial at all times.
  • A warm empathetic manner and experience of providing client focused services

 

Volunteer Family Law Support Caseworker

We are looking to recruit additional volunteer private family law caseworkers to guide our clients with all aspects of divorce, children contact and financial settlements.  We also assist clients in applying for non-molestation orders.

You will need the following skills:

  • In-depth up to date knowledge and experience of Family Law, ideally as a retired or semi-retired lawyer or a JP.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good listening skills so relevant information can be extracted to decide how best we can assist.
  • Good IT skills
  • An ordered approach to casework and an ability and willingness to follow and develop agreed procedures.
  • An understanding of the need to be non-judgemental and impartial at all times.
  • A warm empathetic manner and experience of providing client focused services.
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