Volunteers present legal education programs to prisoners in justice centres across Melbourne. Our aim is to provide inmates with the knowledge and skills needed to gain control in an environment where they may feel powerless. Volunteers have the opportunity to develop their legal knowledge and present high quality information in a challenging, high pressure environment. Volunteer positions complement legal studies, offer a range of opportunities for leadership and are highly rewarding.
PLEA does not currently have any vacancies available. We conduct recruitment rounds twice a year and on an ad-hoc basis as required. You are encouraged to submit an application using the instructions below and it will be considered in the next recruitment round.
To apply please submit an application here. Applicants will be assessed based on suitability for the program and availability, while volunteers are assigned to only one of the program times listed in the form, you are encouraged to select as many as time slots as suitable. Applications will be saved in our system and assessed as positions become available.
We also directly recruit for senior presenters, an opportunity for more experienced law students to be fast tracked for a leadership position within PLEA. Please use the same form to apply for these positions.