Since opening its doors in 1970 the ALS has continued to thrive on volunteer effort. Each year we celebrate over 1500 hours of volunteering. We thank the many thousands of volunteers who have donated their services to the ALS.
Volunteers can be involved in research, policy development, marketing and IT. We also have an established Student Legal Volunteer Program.
Volunteer positions are located in most ALS offices including Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong, Nowra, Dubbo, Grafton, Wagga Wagga and Lismore.
We look forward to hearing from you about volunteer opportunities within the ALS.
Student Legal Volunteer Program
In this program, student legal volunteers work closely with ALS Solicitors and staff to understand the workings of a Criminal law or a Children's Care and Protection Law practice in an Aboriginal community organisation setting. Student legal volunteers receive good hands-on training in:
- legal research
- drafting submissions
- drafting letters and Court documents
- attending Court with Solicitors
- preparing briefs for Counsel
- instructing in trials
- administrative tasks
- paralegal tasks including preparing matters for Supreme Court bails
The ALS Criminal Law and Care and Protection Law practice manages the Student Legal Volunteer Program. All ALS offices have the capacity to manage Student Legal Volunteers.