Volunteering is rewarding and beneficial for participants and our community. Volunteering is a great way to develop work skills or give back to the community by offering your time and skills. Volunteers are essential to the running of WSCLC. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the appropriate application below.
Volunteers assist us in our legal information referral and/or our advice services. Most of our volunteers are law students, however some come from different backgrounds. Our volunteers gain an understanding of the provision of legal services, as well as developing skills in legal research, client interaction, and referral services.
We welcome volunteer applications throughout the year. However please note that we may not be able to accommodate all volunteers due to resource constraints at the Centre. We will keep your details on file unless you instruct us to destroy them. In the mean time, we would also welcome you to subscribe up to our email news to stay in touch with WSCLC.
We may be able to provide supervision for law students completing their Practical Legal Training (PLT). However the availability of PLT placements is also limited by the Centre’s resources.
Law student volunteers
Our student volunteers play an important role assisting with the provision of legal information and referrals at our front desk. If you are a law student who is interested in volunteering at WSCLC, please complete the application below and return it, together with your resume, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information contact us on (02) 8833 0911 or email@example.com.
Western Sydney Tenants’ Service (WESTS) volunteers will be exposed to a range of legal work and will experience working in a Community Legal Centre, including exposure to tenancy law and practices, policy suggestions, organising community legal education sessions, and exposure to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
Volunteers will work closely with the Information and Referral Officer (IRO) and will assist with the everyday function of the tenancy team. This involves:
Taking client instructions and entering information into our databases
Co-ordinating advice sessions with clients and our tenant advocates
Conducting conflict checks for prospective clients and for NCAT group listings
Preparing material for community legal education sessions
Other administrative tasks
We are currently looking for volunteers for shifts between 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, Wednesday to Friday. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Student Volunteer Application and return it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information contact WESTS on (02) 8833 0933.