The South West London Law Centre needed a way to help them connect with their former volunteers. A Link Up Battersea consultant stepped in to assist them.

South West London Law Centre (SWLLC) is a community based legal practice that provides advice and assistance in a range of social welfare law fields.

“I really enjoyed working with the SWLLC team, who do such great work in the local community. I hope Link Up Battersea will continue to support them.” Georgina – Link Up volunteer

The Problem: There is an increasing demand for legal advice within the community. In an effort to meet this need, SWLLC has identified the possibility of re-engaging with their former volunteers. The organisation has approximately 500 volunteers each year, many of whom provide legal advice as part of their training contract. SWLLC wanted to assess the interest of these volunteers to become part of an alumni group that would be regularly informed about SWLLC’s work and opportunities.

The Solution: Georgina is a solicitor who took on the challenge of designing a survey that would be distributed to all SWLLC current and former volunteers. She liaised closely with the SWLLC team and secured support from one of the organisation’s key partner law firms.

The Result: Within two months she was able to deliver a survey template that fit the needs of SWLLC.

“The work that Georgina has done will enable the charity to build up an alumni of volunteers and create a database we can turn to for support. This will help create a more sustainable charity and ensure that we continue to offer legal assistance to those that need it most.” Shyam – SWLLC