How can I apply to volunteer?
If you wish to become a volunteer with RLS-Athens, please see the volunteer page for more information.
Will my expenses be covered by RLS?
All volunteers are expected to bear their own subsistence costs during their time volunteering for the organisation. Those volunteering at RLS-Athens are expected to arrange and fund their own flights to and from Athens.
Will my accommodation be provided in Athens?
RLS-Athens has arranged a flat for volunteer lawyers. We are unfortunately unable to extend the offer to legal support volunteers at present. We suggest www.greecevol.info as a starting point for accommodation resources. We are also happy to put you in touch with other volunteers who may have other leads on accommodation.
How long am I required to volunteer for?
Where will I work?
What can I expect when I attend my appointment at RLS-Athens?
The RLS-Athens clinic operates on a rota of volunteer asylum lawyers from the United Kingdom who provide assistance to refugees in Greece. All volunteer lawyers have expertise in immigration and asylum law.
What if I already have a lawyer?
We want to be able to offer support to those who have not obtained legal advice already.
Will the details about my case be confidential?
RLS is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of individuals with whom we work and support. RLS understands that confidentiality is very important and that much of the information we obtain is sensitive.
How can I donate money?
We are grateful for the generosity of our supporters to date, which has helped fund interpreters, project coordination and infrastructure and operational costs of staffing a pro bono clinic in Athens, Greece.
What is Refugee Legal Support?
We are a voluntary organisation comprised of immigration and asylum lawyers with experience in EU asylum and international protection law.
Do you provide legal support outside the clinic?
What if I have a concern to raise?
If you have a concern about an RLS volunteer or contractor or have a safeguarding matter to discuss, please contact us through our 'contact us' page.