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Volunteer Placements

Volunteer Placements

The Scottish Child Law Centre runs successful foreign and domestic volunteer programmes. Volunteers are usually law students from home and abroad who are looking for a deeper and more practical understanding of Scots law as it relates to children. Click here to read personal stories from previous volunteer placements

  • Volunteer placements usually last for a period of around a month but can be longer.
  • Generally speaking they follow normal office hours.
  • All volunteer placements are unpaid voluntary positions for which no remuneration or expenses can be paid.
  • All volunteers must be fully self-funding.
  • Applications are accepted all year but there are closing dates fixed for each term of the year.
  • Volunteer placements will be allocated on a first come first served basis, but a reserve list will be kept to cover any unforeseen vacancies.
  • They are very popular and frequently oversubscribed, particularly in the summer vacation months.
  • Volunteer placements will consist mainly of general administration duties, research project support and organisation of and participation in fundraising events.
  • Generally speaking, there will be no direct contact with clients or representation work.

NON EUROPEAN UNION STUDENTS/RESIDENTS SHOULD CONTACT THE SCOTTISH CHILD LAW CENTRE TO DISCUSS RELEVANT VISA AND BORDER CONTROL ISSUES BY Email or Tel. 0131 668 4400 PRIOR TO APPLYING.

To apply as a Domestic (Scottish University) Law Student  or Foreign (Non Scottish University) Law Students please complete our APPLICATION FORM and submit it with all supporting documents to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

***We currently have vacancies for volunteer placements for September, October, November and December 2016, and for January and February 2017***