Volunteer

Volunteering at Environmental Justice Australia offers people an opportunity to gain experience in public interest environment law, and to support our work. Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to our work and how much we can do for the community.

Communications Volunteers

We are looking for Video, Graphic and Web Design volunteers to contribute to our work fighting for justice for our air, water, wildlife and the places we love. We’re looking for enthusiastic and skilled volunteers who can help us create dynamic multimedia content to engage new and existing supporters in the vital work we do protecting forests, rivers and wildlife. 

The role: 

Working with the Communications Director and Digital Campaigner, you will help bring EJA’s campaigns and court cases to life with engaging visual storytelling. 

We are looking for a team of volunteers who can complement each other’s skills so if you specialise in only some of the skills listed below, we strongly encourage you to apply.  

Your responsibilities: 

  • Designing graphics for EJA’s digital channels – social media, website, bulk email. 
  • Video production – filming, editing and post production. 
  • Developing dynamic web pages for web content, online actions and fundraising. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required skills: 

  • Appropriate qualification or working towards an appropriate qualification in Video Production, Multimedia or Graphic Design (or related field) or work experience equivalent. 
  • Demonstrated experience producing content for social media, websites, supporter engagement and other communications. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative.
  • Exhibits energy and enthusiasm and an interest in working in the non-profit sector. 

Time commitment:

  • 1-2 days per week 

To apply, please email your resume and a short cover letter addressing your interest and the required skills to Livia Cullen at livia.cullen@envirojustice.org.au by Monday 2nd December.  

Law student volunteers

Law student volunteers answer the phones, undertake legal research, assist on casework and projects and carry out administrative tasks. We run two volunteer programs for law students:

1) Day Volunteer Program (March-November)

2) Internship Program (November-February; June-July)

Day volunteer placement program

The Day Volunteer Placement Program begins in March. Volunteers work one full day per week for a minimum of one semester. Rosters are organised each semester, finalising at the end of February and late July. If a casual vacancy arises during semester, applications on file will be reviewed.

Who should apply?

Law students with an interest in environmental issues and environmental law. Usually second-year minimum, unless you have strongly relevant undergraduate studies. We give preference to students who have studied administrative law.

Environmental Justice Australia is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQI people and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

When to apply

Closing dates will be advertised on this website and through the Environmental Justice Australia e-Bulletin.

Applications for second semester 2019 are closed.

How to apply

To apply for the day program, complete the form below and send it to the email address on the form together with your CV and academic transcript. Note we will not consider incomplete applications.

Day (Semester) Volunteer Application (Word form; download and save on your computer to complete electronically)

Volunteer internships

Volunteers work full-time for 2 consecutive weeks over the summer (between November and February) or over the winter break between semesters (June/July).

Intern work might include assisting staff with casework, law reform and policy projects, and researching and updating publications.

Who should apply?

Bachelor of Laws or JD students with an interest in environmental issues and environmental law. First year students are not eligible. Law students who are later year or pursuing additional study in a related field such as science or environmental policy are strongly encouraged to apply.

We give preference to students who have studied administrative law, but it is not essential.

Environmental Justice Australia is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQI people and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

When to apply

Applications usually close in May and September; exact due dates will be advertised on this website, through the Environmental Justice Australia e-Bulletin and via universities where possible.

Applications for summer internships 2019-20 close Monday 30 September 2019 at 5pm.

How to apply

Complete the form below and send it to the email address on the form together with your CV and academic transcript. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Internship application form (Word form; download and save on your computer to complete electronically)

If you have further questions contact Mandy Johnson.