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Why Volunteer

When you volunteer with People’s Law School, you are:

1. Contributing to building stronger communities
2. Helping to build public confidence in the justice system
3. Showcasing your expertise and getting recognized for your contribution
4. Potentially earning professional development credits

Build stronger communities

Our vision is a province where people have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to resolve everyday legal matters. Our programs and resources positively impact the lives of more than 100,000 British Columbians each year. By providing education and information people can understand and empowering them to take action, we are supporting people in improving their lives.  

In addition, studies show that volunteering has positive mental and physical effects on volunteers, contributing to their well-being by providing a chance to give back and conferring practical skills (Citizens Advice Bureau Volunteering: How Everyone Benefits). In multiple ways, volunteering builds stronger communities.

Build public confidence in the justice system

Communicating with the public about the law builds public confidence and trust in the justice system, as well as the role of lawyers and notaries within the system. The more people know about the law, the more confidence they have in the system and in its participants.

Communicating with the public about the law also gives volunteers an opportunity to better understand the public’s perspective, to contribute to improving access to justice by putting the public first.

Get recognized for contributions

On contributing to a People’s Law School program or resource, volunteers will be recognized on our website with their name, photo, short bio, and a link to their own website.

Showcasing your expertise through your People’s Law School contribution will raise your profile in the community.

Get professional development credit

A volunteer contribution to People’s Law School may qualify for continuing professional development credits with professional regulatory organizations. For example, for lawyers in BC, approved education activities include teaching the general public and writing articles intended for publication for any audience.

Learn about the volunteer roles available with People's Law School.