Volunteers

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Volunteers are a most valuable part of any organisation. We are enormously grateful for the huge amount of pro bono support received from barristers, solicitors, other Law Centres, medical and engineering experts and befrienders without whom, the Centre’s work and impact would be very limited. We in the Mercy Law Resource Centre welcome volunteers who will contribute to and share in our aim of assisting those who are homeless or otherwise in need of accessing free legal services.

Legal Volunteers

If you are interested in joining our team in a voluntary capacity should contact us by e-mail at info@mercylaw.ie and the Solicitor-in-Charge will be back in touch with you regarding our current voluntary requirements.

Befrienders

We recruit volunteers on a regular basis to act as befrienders to our clients. The role of befriender involves accompanying someone through the process of trying to access the services they need.   Anyone interested in becoming a befriender should contact Caitriona O’Hara, Volunteer Coordinator, by phone at 01 4537459 or email at info@mercylaw.ie .

Read stories from some of our Befrienders.

Michael Liddy has been a part of our befriending programme with MLRC for the past four years.

“If you are a person who wants to give some help, like charitable work, and want to provide someone with some friendship and charitable guidance then you are suited to the befriending programme. MLRC are an excellent organisation who are efficient and pleasant to deal with at all times. MLRC has provided guidance to me as a befriender when needed and they are doing a much needed job for which there is real need. Even, as a befriender if you provide an hour a week, you can be doing a lot of good and make a tremendous difference to someone’s life. You could be assisting a range of individuals, from someone who suffers with low levels of literacy, individuals from abroad, those with financial difficulties, or just someone who needs support and a friend.”