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Why volunteer with us?

Volunteers are critical to our work increasing access to justice and housing for rural and regional Victorians.

We provide opportunities for local lawyers and other professional volunteers to contribute their skills and expertise to support the community. 

“Volunteering at the Wednesday Night Service gives me an opportunity to connect with other practitioners and keep up my experience in areas of law I don’t get the chance to deal with from day to day. Additionally, it is fantastic to be able to assist people who otherwise wouldn’t be in a position to access legal assistance.”  (Volunteer Solicitor)

We also provide opportunities for University and TAFE students to hone their skills and kick-start their careers, while gaining insight into how community legal and housing services are delivered.

When you volunteer with us, you will work closely with our passionate and experienced team of lawyers, housing advocates and corporate service professionals. 

You will also become part of a network of volunteers, with opportunities to connect with other practitioners in the local legal, housing and community service sector. 

Many of our former volunteers have gone on to work for ARC Justice, or for other legal firms and community services in the region.

What do volunteers at ARC Justice do?

There are many ways that volunteers support our work, including:

  • Providing legal advice to clients at our after-hours Night Service
  • Providing legal advice in local hospitals through our Palliative Care Program
  • Facilitating community education sessions
  • Assisting our lawyers at Court
  • Assisting our housing advocates at VCAT
  • Paralegal support
  • Data entry
  • Reception and administrative support
  • Research and project work
  • Assisting with client feedback surveys, interviews and case studies
  • Assisting with community events and fundraising

Volunteer Expressions of Interest

To submit an Expression of Interest about volunteering with one of our programs, please complete the form below.