Community legal centres have historically been built on the work of dedicated volunteers who are a fundamental part of the services that Centres provide to the community. Volunteer assistance supplements and supports the work of paid staff and significantly increases Centre capacity and extends areas of expertise as well as increasing access to justice.
For example, in 2016-17, 94.5% of Centres used volunteers and 6915 volunteers contributed nearly 15 300 hours of work per week across Australia that year. The main types of volunteers include undergraduate law students, Practical Legal Training students and lawyers. Most volunteer work contributes to direct legal service delivery.
CLC Volunteers is a national database with information about current volunteering opportunities at community legal centres. You can also contact your nearest Centre directly to find out about volunteering opportunities and recruitment.
Note: this is an external website managed by the National Pro Bono Resource Centre.
CLCs Australia is currently recruiting graphic design and communications volunteers. To volunteer with us you can contact us directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 02 9264 9595.
CLCs Australia volunteers work in a variety of areas, including policy and advocacy, communications, graphic design and general administration. It’s a great opportunity to develop professional skills and knowledge in a supportive, friendly environment.