Jobs & Volunteers

Call for Volunteers

The Welfare Rights Centre is seeking dedicated people to join its team of solicitors, caseworkers and community worker as volunteers.

There are multiple volunteer positions available over Semester 1, 2019 and beyond into Semester 2, 2019. We are seeking volunteers for our casework and administration shifts.

Volunteers perform a variety of research and legal preparation work as well as assisting with office and administrative work. Responsibilities include paralegal and administrative duties, taking client instructions during advice shifts, research, and minor casework, reviewing documents, management of incoming calls and urgent enquiries and supporting the office administrator. You will receive an induction and supervision.

What we require from you

Student volunteers must agree to:

  • contribute a half day per week for a six month period;
  • provide notice if you are unable to meet commitments; and
  • accept the terms and conditions of the confidentiality agreement.

What we offer you in return
The Centre offers volunteers:

  • a supportive working environment;
  • a comprehensive induction program;
  • the opportunity to assist with paralegal work;
  • participation in any Welfare Rights community legal education session; and
  • a range of experiences in a community legal service.

Previous volunteering experience, a commitment to human rights and social justice, an understanding of the issues that affect people with social security issues and a capacity to problem-solve will be an advantage. You will have administrative and organisational experience, and have the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders in a confident and a respectful manner. You will also need initiative and a sense of humour.

These are unpaid positions.

How to Apply:

To apply, please email your CV and completed application form to sydney@welfarerights.org.au

Application Form

For more information please telephone Donna Flood or Carolyn Odgers (02) 9211 5389.

Applications without a response to the application form will not be considered.

Applications close Jan 14 2019


Office Administrator

The Welfare Rights Centre is looking for an Office Administrator to fill a part-time 18-month contract position.

Your role will be to contribute to the smooth running of the Welfare Rights Centre, through general administrative duties, the supervision of volunteers and development and maintenance of internal systems and processes.

This is a great opportunity to join a team of committed people working to enforce the rights of socially and economically disadvantaged people to income support.

Full training will be provided to the right candidate.

Experience working the community legal sector is not essential as long as you have experience in a similar role and experience working or volunteering in a legal setting or with socially and economically disadvantaged people.

You will be supervised by the Coordinator/Principal Solicitor.

Please contact Carolyn Odgers on (02) 9211 5389 if you have any questions.

How to Apply: 

Please email adminsupport@welfarerights.org.au the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Claim for position against the selection criteria below
  • Your CV

Applications close COB 28 January 2019 with a view to interview the week of the 18th of February.

Office Administrator – Job Ad

Selection Criteria


Intake Officer

The Welfare Rights Centre is looking for a permanent part-time Intake Officer.

Your role will be to contribute to the casework practice of the Welfare Rights Centre, through the supervision of our weekly advice shifts, supervision of our volunteers and maintenance of our casework practice systems.

This is a great opportunity to join a team of committed people, and contribute to our work to enforce the rights of socially and economically disadvantaged people to income support.

Full training will be provided to the right candidate.

Experience working the community legal sector is not essential as long as you have experience working or volunteering with socially and economically disadvantaged people.

You will be supervised by the Coordinator/Principal Solicitor.

Please contact Carolyn Odgers on (02) 9211 5389 if you have any questions.

How to Apply:

Please email adminsupport@welfarerights.org.au the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Claim for position against the selection criteria below
  • Your CV

Applications close COB 28 January 2019 with a view to interview the week of the 18th of February.

Intake Officer – Job Ad

Selection Criteria