Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of the EDO’s operations. Students studying law and related disciplines frequently volunteer their time to help meet the demand for the EDO’s services. Volunteers without legal training also provide invaluable support by assisting with administrative tasks, fund-raising and general research.

How do I become a volunteer?

Please send in your details and we will place you on the waitlist and will contact you at the next available vacancy.

If you are a law student or newly admitted lawyer still subject to your supervised practice requirements, please provide the following information;

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Most recent academic transcript including administrative law and a completion of at least 1 of the following 3, all with a grade of ‘credit’ or higher;
    • environmental law
    • energy/natural resources law
    • maritime law/ law of oceans
  3. A short sample of written work or research relevant to environmental law (3 pages or more)

If you are a lawyer, and have completed two years’ supervised legal practice, we are interested in hearing from you either as volunteer solicitor or as casual employee, as the circumstances warrant.

We also have volunteer positions for events and marketing, IT and website, administration and fundraising.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering at the EDO gives law students and other students insight into the legal practice and the way the justice system operates. You also help protect the environment by helping the EDO to provide its legal services to people who could otherwise not afford it.

The work you do will look great on your resume. Law students will learn to find their way around the Supreme Court library and undertake legal research with a real practical focus and application. You also work in a fantastic office and meet some great people, including volunteers from around the world!

What commitment will I need to make to become a volunteer?

We ask law student volunteers to commit at least one full day per week for a university term. Qualified solicitors and administration volunteers may be able to volunteer for a shorter period of time.