The South Australian Welfare Rights Centre welcomes volunteers in its casework program.
Volunteering at the South Australian Welfare Rights Centre is a great way to provide a meaningful service to the community by providing expert advice and support to people who are unsure of their rights or who are having difficulties with their social security payments. Voluntary work at the Centre provides valuable experience for law students. It provides training and work experience in a wide range of areas, such as staffing the telephone advice service, negotiating with Centrelink, interviewing clients face-to-face, managing case files, working with interpreters, researching legislation and policy, writing submissions and representing clients at tribunals.
The opportunity to interpret legislation as it related to the needs of clients is a unique opportunity to practice skills that are highly in demand and valued by prospective employers. Many lawyers practicing in South Australia today gained their first experience in working with clients as a volunteer with the South Australian Welfare Rights Centre. You will also have the satisfaction of helping ordinary people with very real legal problems.
The Centre provides a very supportive volunteering environment with constant support from supervisors, access to resources and the opportunity to work in a team environment.
If you would like to know more please download the Volunteer Job Description.
To express your interest in a volunteer placement, please download and save the South Australian Welfare Rights Centre Volunteer Expression of Interest form , fill it in and email it to the Welfare Rights Centre (SA), firstname.lastname@example.org
We will contact you within a week.