Could you help someone who is facing Court alone – Chelmsford and Southend

Support through Court

Help our clients facing court without legal representation to feel supported and able to face the proceedings. You will be a valuable asset, providing compassion and common sense when needed.

Published On: 23/05/2023
About this opportunity from Support through Court

Volunteers needed in Chelmsford & Southend.

The volunteers at the Support Through Court help those who are facing the court without any legal representation at all. Our clients may need help completing application forms, completing statements, preparing paperwork and even attend the hearing with them for moral support. We can signpost to other organisations as well as help them find legal representation or legal aid if they are eligible.

We speak to clients over the phone and arrange appointments for face-to-face contact with a volunteer who can undertake research for the client’s situation. This will be at our Chelmsford office and our office  in Southend on Sea.

We also meet our clients remotely via zoom or skype, which volunteers can do from home. For these we operate a “buddy system” so that it’s not just you alone with a client.

Facing the court alone can be a daunting prospect but we help to reduce the clients stress and can help to make the hearing go smoothly by preparing the client for what to expect.

Activity Types

Administration and Office | Legal work | Supporting people and befriending


Civic responsibility and communities | Crime, Victims and Offenders | Disability | Families and Parenting | Homeless and Housing | Mental Health


Minimum 2 days per month (9.30 - 1.30pm, 1.30 - 4.30pm Monday - Friday) Weekly, fortnightly and monthly basis

Find out more

For more information about Support through Court and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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