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Volunteer for us

We welcome the support of our volunteers.

There are a variety of volunteer projects that can be suited to the skills and interest of volunteers.

Legal Assistants
Please complete the Volunteer Legal Assistant Application Form and email it to us at admin@youthlaw.co.nz along with your CV.

  • Assist with answering phone calls, legal research, client interviews, and assisting lawyers.
  • Suitable for year two and above law students and graduates.
  • On-site
  • On-going and regular  – must complete 1 fixed shift for the entire intake.
  • 3 hours per week (minimum); 3 intakes a year – see the Volunteer Calender 2020 for application and intake dates.
  • We have two volunteer sessions each workday: 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm. These are at our office in Manukau.

We will let you know if we have a place for you. In order to be accepted into a volunteer position, you must complete the police vetting form, attend the relevant induction and training session held at our office in Manukau, Auckland.


Occasionally there may be other volunteer opportunities available under the following headings. If you are interested, please get in touch via admin@youthlaw.co.nz 

Law reform and research

  • Assisting, researching and drafting law reform and other research papers under the supervision of our lawyers
  • Suitable for law, policy and social work students.
  • On and off-site.
  • Volunteer hours will be arranged.
  • Good drafting and communication skills required.

Education Advocate

  • Advocating for young students and parents with Board Trustee Meetings where young students are attending disciplinary hearings or are about to be excluded.
  • Suitable for law, education and social work students.
  • Off-site (training on-site)
  • Training.
  • 3-5 hours per week on-call roster, often in evenings and short notice.
  • Legal knowledge in Education law.

Law Related Education (LRE)

  • Assist and/or provide the law related education sessions with/without the LRE coordinator. Work with young people and/or people dealing with young people to provide legal information
  • Suitable for law, education and social work students.
  • Off-site (training on-site)
  • Training.
  • 3-5 hours per week; on-call roster. Flexibility in hours essential.
  • Some legal/education knowledge.
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