Volunteer with EDO Qld

Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to our work and increase our capacity to provide legal advice to individuals and the community seeking to use the law to protect the environment.

Volunteering for EDO Qld offers you the opportunity to gain experience in public interest environmental law, while supporting the work of EDO.

Our in-house volunteer programs are for legal professionals, law students and law graduates. Other volunteers who assist in our work include professionals such as barristers and experts.


Legal Professionals

We rely on lawyers working in relevant fields to assist in the areas of casework and advice, policy and law reform, and educational publishing.

We are currently seeking lawyers with preferably two or more years post admission experience in planning or environmental law to help staff our evening advice line once a month.

Advice sessions run once a week. Queries spread across local, state and national laws, and often relate to issues such as planning and development processes, pollution and wildlife management.

We do full conflict of interest checks to protect our clients and volunteer solicitors. If you are interested please send your CV and a covering email to edoqld@edoqld.org.au or call 3211 4466.

EDO Qld offers professionals a great opportunity to diversify their environmental law experience. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact us.

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Law Students & Graduates

Law students with an interest in environmental law can apply for a semester in practice clinical placement, or our day volunteer placement or evening advice line program.

To apply for a semester in practice clinical placement with EDO Qld, speak with the convenor of the subject at your law school and arrange to apply for a placement.

To apply for our day volunteer or evening advice line program, print and complete the form below and send it to us with a cover letter, your CV, and a copy of your academic transcript. 

Please include your full name and the words "Volunteer Application" in the subject line and state your preference for either the "day volunteer program" or "evening advice line".

We may also be able to offer volunteer places during the summer and winter breaks. Please be aware that limited positions are available, so we are not able to accept all applicants.

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Student Volunteer Programs

Volunteers undertake legal research, assist on casework and projects and sometimes answer the phones and carry out administrative tasks.

Semester in practice clinical placement

Many law schools provide students with elective units where they are placed with a host organisation to work one full day a week for a semester. Speak with the convenor of the subject at your law school and arrange to apply for a placement.

 

Day volunteer placement program

Volunteers work one full day per week for a minimum of one semester. Rosters are organised each semester and are finalised February and late July. If a casual vacancy arises during semester, applications on file will be reviewed.

 

Evening advice line program

Volunteers work one evening a week for a minimum of one semester. Rosters are organised each semester and are finalised at the end of February and late July. If a casual vacancy arises during semester, applications on file will be reviewed.