We provide volunteers with the opportunity to work in a supportive and enriching environment and to do work that will be of direct benefit to the community.

Our lifeblood: Volunteers have always been at the heart of the services FLS provides to the community, and we rely heavily on the expertise and commitment of outstanding volunteers.

The pandemic effect: The interruptions to the volunteer program and the cancellation of face-to-face collaboration over the last two years has been devastating to the work and services FLS provides. As of May 2022 our Night Service clinics are restarting and our Day Service volunteers are making a comeback to onsite volunteering. Building back the volunteer program after the pandemic and with COVID safe procedures and processes is a priority for us here at FLS

Volunteering with FLS

Key requirements:

  • Undertaking a law or other relevant degree, or completed
  • Demonstrated interest, or experience, in social justice
  • Possess the ability to work autonomously
  • Strong legal and general research skills
  • Interpersonal skills including an ability to work with a wide range of clients from differing social and cultural backgrounds
  • Must be available to commit to at least twelve months of either weekly, fortnightly or monthly shifts, as part of our day or night service
    Must be weekly for the first month

Highly regarded experience:

  • Past volunteer and/ or administration/ customer service experience.

Current vacancies:




Night service - Reservoir

Darebin Community Legal Centre (271 Spring st Reservoir)

Tuesdays weekly, Wednesdays fortnightly, 6pm - 9:30pm

Attendance requirements once weekly or once fortnightly

NOTE: you MUST have a current practising certificate.


Night service - Fitzroy

Fitzroy Town Hall (201 Napier st, Fitzroy)

Fridays, weekly, 6pm - 9:30pm

Attendance requirements once weekly

NOTE: you MUST have a current practising certificate.


TO APPLY: Send your cover letter and resume to the Volunteer coordinator: jness@fls.org.au