Why volunteer?

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 a centre's capacity to help their community. Volunteering is also a great way to feel as though you are doing something productive for your community and to put your skills and abilities to good use.

The main types of volunteers include undergraduate law students, PLT students and lawyers, and the main activity undertaken by volunteers is involvement in direct legal service delivery.  Volunteers with a non-legal background also provide administrative support in some centres. 

Volunteer opportunities 

If you are interested in volunteering with a community legal centre you can contact the centre directly, or view www.clcvolunteers.net.au to see which centres in WA are currently looking for volunteers.  Note: this is an external website managed by the National Pro Bono Resource Centre.