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.