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Volunteering for the EDO offers people an opportunity to gain experience in public interest environment law, and to help the EDO. Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to our work and how much we can do for the community. For more information on how you can help please contact the office at edovic@edo.org.au

Not a law student or lawyer? You can still help.

Our in-house volunteer programs are for law students. Other volunteers who assist in many areas of EDO work include professionals such as solicitors, barristers and experts.

Student volunteers

Law student volunteers answer the phones, undertake legal research, assist on casework and projects and carry out administrative tasks.

We run two volunteer programs for law students:

1) Day Volunteer Program (March-November)

2) Internship Program (November-February; June-July)

The EDO is unable to accept a work experience secondary student in 2014.

Day Volunteer Placement Program

The Day Volunteer Placement Program begins in March.

Volunteers work one full day per week for a minimum of one semester.

Rosters are organised each semester, finalising at the end of February and late July.
If a casual vacancy arises during semester, applications on file will be reviewed.

Who should apply?

Law students with an interest in environmental issues and environmental law. 

When  to apply

You can submit your application at any time then update us with your availability once timetables are out. Please make sure that you do remember to advise us.

Exact cutoff dates will be advertised on this website and through the EDO e-Bulletin.

How  to apply

To apply for the day program, print and complete the form below and send it to the address on the form together with your CV:

Day (Semester) Volunteer Application

Volunteer Internships

Volunteers work full-time for 2 consecutive weeks over the summer (between November and February) or over the winter break between semesters (June/July).
Intern work might include assisting staff with casework, law reform and policy projects, and researching and updating our public resource Environmental Law Online and other publications.

Details: Downloadable flyer (PDF)

Who should apply?

Law students with an interest in environmental issues and environmental law. Later-year law students and those pursuing additional study in a related field such as science or environmental policy are encouraged to apply.

When to apply

Applications are accepted at any time for consideration in the next program. Applications usually close in May and September; exact due dates will be advertised on this website, through the EDO e-Bulletin and via universities where possible.

Applications for winter internships 2014 close at 5pm, Monday 12 May 2014.

How to apply

Complete the form below (either by hand or electronically in Word) and send it to the address on the form together with your CV and list of subjects studied.

Internship Application - paper (PDF; print and complete by hand)

Internship Application - electronic (Word form; download and save on your computer to complete electronically)

For more background on volunteering and the major tip for your application, see our blog.

If you have further questions contact Mandy Johnson.