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.
“I began studying law with the hope that I would eventually be in a position to affect environmental change. EDO happens to be the place where this kind of ambition is a tangible reality. While volunteering at EDO I have found that fellow volunteers and staff members are incredibly dedicated, friendly and hard-working. Teamwork comes naturally because everyone involved wants to be here.”
Mariko is a recent Law/Media Studies graduate from Notre Dame who is completing her Practical Legal Training at the EDOWA. She is also a 2017 Piddington Justice Fellow and is enthusiastic about improving access to justice and sustainability. When she is not learning how to be a lawyer or updating the EDOWA Instagram you will find her at the beach, practicing yoga or the “funny baby goat videos” part of the internet.
Jonathon Davidson is a Journalism graduate assisting with communications duties at EDOWA.
Jacob is volunteering with EDOWA as part of the Piddington Society justice project, collaborating with Principal Solicitor Declan Doherty and Restricted Practitioner Isaac St Clair-Burns in moving forwards with cases and advice.
Clara is a recent graduate from a Bachelor of Law Commerce at University Western Australia. She is passionate about promoting access to environmental justice and protecting the West Australian landscape. Currently Clara is assisting the EDOWA is the organisation of fundraising and educational events.
Emiko is currently studying her Bachelor of Laws at Murdoch University. With an existing background in sustainable development, volunteering at EDOWA seemed a natural fit. Prior to her law studies, Emiko has worked in government and non-profit sectors, and has always gravitated towards work that benefits the community and the public interest. She finds it great to work with down to earth and likeminded people who are passionate about environmental change! When she’s not volunteering at EDOWA, you can find her at a local gig, art exhibition or on the radio at RTRFM.
After living in London for the past few years Eliza Cowling has returned to Perth to study Arts Management at WAAPA. Eliza is assisting the EDOWA in our inaugural arts fundraiser, helping to create a successful event.
Sarah is a recent Curtin University Law graduate who is currently studying a Master of Environmental Law at the University of Melbourne. Currently completing her Practical Legal Training at EDOWA, she enjoys volunteering at EDOWA due to its exposure to a wide range of environmental issues, great people and crucial contribution to the protection of Western Australia’s environment. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys travelling, scoping out markets and dogspotting.
Lea Hiltenkamp is a penultimate year Juris Doctor Student at the University of Western Australia. Upon graduation she would like to ideally practice in an area of social justice, with a focus on environmental law. Volunteering at the EDOWA has helped her to apply theoretical environmental law knowledge in actual legal practice. Lea is also enjoying being at the EDOWA because it is allowing her to experience a much wider range of new and interesting environmental issues which had not been covered in her studies. When not at the EDOWA you will find Lea planning future travels, experimenting with Japanese recipes or reading the newest book she picked up at her local independent bookstore.
Tom recently graduated from Law at the University of Notre Dame, after completing a BA at the University of Western Australia with majors in Political Science and International Relations and Anthropology. He is currently completing his PLT with the College of Law and pursuing his passion for environment and sustainability law/policy, conservation issues and social justice, by volunteering at EDOWA and CCWA. He spends his free time mind surfing or immersing himself in the real deal, camping, fishing and exploring in remote parts of Australia.