The Shopfront's volunteers are mostly law students, or law graduates doing practical legal training (PLT) placements. We also take some volunteers from social work, youth work or welfare-related backgrounds.
Volunteers usually need to be available on a weekday for at least one full day per week. We are unable to accommodate volunteers in the evenings or weekends. Volunteers must make a commitment to regular attendance over a sustained period.
Volunteers assist us with a variety of tasks including answering phone calls, client intake, legal research, court support, drafting and filing court documents, analysing evidence and preparing submissions.
Prospective volunteers should email us with details of your availability and why you are interested in volunteering at The Shopfront. Please also attach a brief CV/resume.
Please bear with us if we are unable to respond to your application straight away. We often have busy periods when we receive a large number of applications.