Volunteer with us

AdvocAid are always grateful for the support of volunteers for both in-country and remote assistance. If you have some time to spare and some expertise to share, please get in touch with us. Some ideas of how we can utilise volunteers include fundraising, conducting research, introducing us to corporate partners, assisting with communications, donating photos for use on our publications and materials and supporting our legal aid and social welfare programmes (if qualified).

Apply to one of the positions listed below to become the newest member of AdvocAid’s team! If none of these options are right for you, but you still want to get involved, get in touch with us and we can discuss how you could fit into our team in other ways.

Legal Intern

 

Full time/3 days a week. 1-6 months.

 

We are looking for university students or graduates with an interest in criminal law and human rights who want to gain experience in the human rights sphere through providing paralegal services (legal advice, education & information) to female detainees and their families in Freetown, Makeni and Kenema. Applicants will choose the location most appropriate for them.


The legal intern will shadow one of AdvocAid’s paralegals on their police station, court and Correctional Centre monitoring. This will involve mediating conflicts, advocating for women’s rights and educating women and their relatives about their legal rights.

 

To find out more, refer to the job description and apply by sending your CV and cover letter to info@advocaidsl.org. There is no deadline for this internship, and applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

 

 

Social Worker

 

Full time/3 days a week. 1-3 months.

 

We are looking for female individuals with a background in social work or relevant discipline and who want to gain experience in the not-for-profit sector, to provide welfare support and basic legal advice and assistance services to female detainees in Freetown, Makeni and Kenema. Applicants will choose the location most appropriate for them.

 

The volunteer will visit Correctional Centres, police cells and court lock-ups to carry out social worker activites, and assist with rehabilitation of detained women back into their communities.

 

To find out more, refer to the job description and apply by sending your CV and cover letter to info@advocaidsl.org. There is no deadline for this position, and applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

 

Office Assistant

 

Full time/3 days a week. 1-3 months.

 

We are looking for recent school leavers (BECE or WASSCE) who would like to gain work experience whilst waiting to progress in their schooling. The volunteer will learn about office work and have an opportunity to support the services that AdvocAid provides to female detainees and their families in Freetown, Makeni and Kenema. Applicants will choose the location most appropriate for them.

 

To find out more, refer to the job description and apply by sending your CV and cover letter to info@advocaidsl.org. There is no deadline for this position, and applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis.