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.
May 2021 – We have recently recruited a small number of volunteers for the June-August period, and we are unlikely to recruit more volunteers during this period.
Please check this page later if you are still interested in volunteering with CLCs Australia, or consider volunteering with one of our member organisations – you can find lists of these on the websites of the State and Territory associations.