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 is currently recruiting senior and junior volunteer presenters for positions at prisons and justice centres across Melbourne and Geelong.
Applicants must be studying law and available to present three-four sessions per month and attend training and ongoing development 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.
Applicants that are available to interview on 30 June 2018 and can attend training on 15 July 2018 will be prioritised during this 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.