Volunteers

How do Volunteers help?

Volunteers play an important role in the work of the Mental Health Law Centre in a number of ways.

Telephone Advice Line – providing information and referrals, conducting client intake interviews and providing advice under the supervision and direction from lawyers

Working on Casework – assisting lawyers with casework files

Legal Research and Policy Work – volunteers may also assist the Centre in research for law and policy reform proposals.

All successful applications are provided with Induction and on-site Training.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in their penultimate or final year of an undergraduate law degree or Juris Doctor;
  • Be able to commit to one day/week for a period of at least 6 months;
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Be confident speaking to clients over the phone; and
  • Have strong legal research skills.

To apply, please send the following to the Centre by email :

  • Completed application form (available here);
  • A cover letter addressing the pre-requisites, knowledge and attributes outlined in the job description (available here)
  • A current resume outlining full employment history and volunteer experience; and
  • Complete academic transcripts/ statement of results.

We are not recruiting at present. Please check this page regularly for updates.

 

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