IMPORTANT NOTE: All volunteers at Anti-Slavery Australia must agree to be bound by a written undertaking, to the effect that they will:
- respect the confidentiality and privacy of our clients;
- comply with our volunteers’ policy, and;
- abide by the principles set out in the Guidelines for NGOs working with trafficked people and any relevant professional standards.
Lawyers’ network briefing sessions will be held biannually, in September and May each year. Please join our email list to find out details for upcoming sessions.
Law students (including PLT students)
Law students are essential to the delivery of services to our clients and the smooth running of our organisation. They provide research assistance both for casework and policy work, organise fundraising and media events, assist with office and file management, prepare information packs, maintain our website and develop creative materials to raise awareness of slavery and trafficking in Australia.
Additionally, we take on a limited number of Practical Legal Training (PLT) students each semester. You can find out about available PLT positions on our Jobs page. PLT students have a higher level of involvement in our legal practice than other law students. Unfortunately, due to our limited resources, all PLT placements are unpaid. If you are a student who will be undertaking your PLT within the next 6 months and would like to explore the possibility of completing your placement with Anti-Slavery Australia, please contact us.
Other professionals, community members and service providers
Currently, there are victims of slavery and trafficking in Australia in need of basic assistance and services other than legal services. People who have recently experienced slavery or human trafficking are often in crisis in several areas of their lives. They may be homeless, in immigration detention or prison, living in a shelter, hospitalised or living with others in the community.
In addition to and legal services, victims need long-term care and support in the following areas:
- social work.
- transitional and/or permanent housing.
- English language training.
- vocational training and assessment.
- education services.
- ongoing medical treatment.
- specialised and preventive health care.
- mental health services, peer counselling.
- workers rights and human rights training.
Additionally, our organisation needs people who can assist with our management. If you are an accountant, web designer, media or creative professional, office manager, fundraiser or have any other skills that you would like to contribute to our organisation, please contact us.
Sometimes we will advertise for specialist volunteer positions, depending on our organisational needs. Please check out our Jobs page for the most up to date information.