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.
Applicants must be studying law and available to present three-four sessions per month for a minimum of a year. Applications are screened based on availability, program need and the quality of responses to the knowledge and behavioural questions, we recommend allowing appropriate time to construct your answers.
PLEA advertises for select roles as they become available and conducts entry level recruitment rounds twice a year. Vacancies and recruitment rounds are advertised on this website as well on our Facebook page. You are welcome to apply at any point in the year, your application will be saved on file and assessed as opportunities become available.
To apply please submit an application by completing the following form then uploading your resume below. 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.
Note after submitting your application form you must upload your resume using the separate upload link underneath the form.
Please upload your resume (maximum 3 pages) to complete your application.
Accepted formats: Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word. Max File Size: 5mb
If you experience problems with the application process please contact admin (at) pleaproject.org.au