Legal and non-legal volunteer opportunities

Volunteer with Wide Bay Advocacy

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Volunteer with Wide Bay Advocacy to join us in providing access to free, legal advice, advocacy and education to the vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the below capacities:

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Volunteer law students

Law students and graduates play an essential part in the delivery of legal services to the clients Wide Bay Advocacy serves. We generally only accept volunteers who are in their final year of law school or who have graduated.

To express an interest in volunteering please contact us.

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Volunteer lawyers

Wide Bay Advocacy’s continuing success is built on its volunteer lawyers' ongoing support and generosity. Many of our volunteers are senior lawyers in busy practices who make their time available for the benefit of our clients.

Volunteer lawyers must:

  • Be currently employed in a legal position that provides legal advice (excluding barristers and academics) or have one year of experience within the last three years in a position where they have provided legal advice.
  • Hold a current practising certificate or be eligible to apply for a volunteer practising certificate through the Queensland Law Society.

Barristers and academics must have one year of experience in a legal position within the last three years or have been admitted to the Bar for at least two years.

To express an interest in volunteering please contact us.

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Non-legal volunteering

Wide Bay Advocacy’s non-legal volunteers assist with specific projects and events throughout the year. These include communications, social media and graphic design.

Not sure if you have a legal problem?

Contact us and we can help you work though the issue or put you in touch with someone that can help.