Volunteer - Admin/ Volunteer - Advice

  • Welfare Rights
  • Surry Hills NSW, Australia
  • May 09, 2018
Part-time Administrative Law

Job Description

The Welfare Rights Centre (WRC) is seeking dedicated people to join its team of solicitors and caseworkers as volunteers.

There are multiple volunteer positions available over Semester 2, 2018 and beyond into Summer 2019. We are seeking volunteers for our advice shifts and volunteers for our casework and administration.

Volunteers perform a variety of research and legal preparation work as well as assisting with office and administrative work. Responsibilities include paralegal and administrative duties, taking client instructions during advice shifts, research, minor casework, reviewing documents, management of incoming calls and urgent enquiries and supporting the office administrator. You will receive an induction and supervision.

What we require from you

Student volunteers must agree to: 

  • contribute a half day per week for a six month period;
  • provide notice if you are unable to meet commitments; and
  • accept the terms and conditions of the confidentiality agreement.

What we offer you in return
The Centre offers volunteers:

  • a supportive working environment;
  • a comprehensive induction program;
  • the opportunity to assist with paralegal work;
  • participation in any Welfare Rights community legal education session; and
  • a range of experiences in a community legal service.

Previous volunteering experience, a commitment to human rights and social justice, an understanding of the issues that affect people with social security issues and a capacity to problem-solve will be an advantage. You will have administrative and organisational experience, and have the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders in a confident and a respectful manner. You will also need initiative and a sense of humour.

These are unpaid positions.

How to Apply:
To apply, please email your CV and completed application form (located on our website: https://welfarerightscentre.org.au/about-us/jobs-volunteers/) to sydney@welfarerights.org.au,

For more information please telephone Donna Flood (02) 9211 5389. 

Applications without an application form will not be considered.

Applications close May 27 2018

Organisation Name

Welfare Rights Centre

Landline phone

02 9211 5389

Contact Name

Donna Flood

Email address


Street Address

102/55 Holt St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Job Level

Law Student

State / Province / Region

New South Wales