Get Involved

Donate

Please contact us on (03) 9749 7720 if you wish to make a donation to WEstjustice.

Donations over $2.00 are tax deductable.

Volunteer

WEstjustice relies heavily on the work of legal and non-legal volunteers. We may have positions for:

  • Administrative volunteers (reception duties and general administration)
  • Paralegal volunteers (legal research and client casework preparation)
  • Solicitor volunteers (seeing clients and providing legal advice and referrals on a range of legal issues)

Skills we require of all of our volunteers include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Reliability and punctuality

We ask that volunteers give us a minimum commitment of twelve months. Demand for volunteer positions may vary.

Please note, due to the large number of applications we receive, we cannot reply to everyone.

When there is a position available and you are a suitable candidate, we will contact you.

How to apply

If you are interested in volunteering with WEstjustice, please complete the Volunteer Application Form (word or pdf format) and email it along with your resume to admin@westjustice.org.au. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please clearly state in the subject line when (day or night service) and at which branch (Werribee or Footscray) you would prefer to volunteer.

Please contact our office on (03) 9749 7720 if you have any questions.

Internships

WEstjustice has partnered with Victoria University to offer junior and senior internships to law students of Victoria University in our fines, youth and family law clinics.

Internships are conducted over a 12 week period during semester and are supervised by experienced staff lawyers at all times. Intensive training is provided at the commencement of internships as well as on an ongoing basis throughout the semester. Not only do interns learn about a substantive area of law, interns also learn practical client and file work skills, which are easily transferable into other legal roles. Unique to our internship at the Sunshine Youth Office is the opportunity to appear on behalf of clients in the Special Circumstances List at Melbourne Magistrates Court, under the supervision of a staff lawyer.

For more information about the application and selection process, please contact Su Robertson or Laurel Bakos at Victoria University.

WE are located

  • Footscray
  • Werribee
  • Sunshine
Footscray

Level 1 / 72 Buckley Street, Footscray VIC 3011

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Fax: + 61 3 9749 8276
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.30am-1.00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Advice by appointment only.

Werribee

Level 1 / 8 Watton Street, Werribee VIC 3030

Tel: + 61 3 9749 7720
Fax: + 61 3 9749 8276
Email:  admin@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9.00am-1.00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Advice by appointment only.

Sunshine

Visy Cares Hub, 80B Harvester Road, Sunshine VIC 3020

Tel: + 61 3 9091 8237
Fax: + 61 3 9091 8207
Email:  sunshine@westjustice.org.au

Office hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-4.30pm.

Drop-in service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30am-4.30pm, for people up to 25 years old ONLY.