Becoming a Legal Literacy Volunteer with LCLC
Who are Legal Literacy Volunteers?
- Are NOT LAWYERS
- Are Local
- Help people complete/understand forms and documents of all kinds
- Want to help empower others in their community
- Are screened for suitability to perform the role
- Receive full training and ongoing support from Launceston Community Legal Centre
- Enter a binding confidentiality agreement to maintain client confidentiality
- Work within strict guidelines
- Work at local Neighbourhood Houses, Centrelink and LCLC
- DO NOT give legal advice
- Learn lots
- Meet people and enjoy what they do
- Receive recognition for work done
If you are interested in finding out more about joining our team of volunteers, telephone our Legal Literacy Program Coordinator on 6334 1577.
We ask all potential Legal Literacy Volunteers to provide:
- Your resume
- The details of two referees
Current Training Program for Legal Literacy Volunteers and Potential Volunteers
All volunteers need to complete the Basic Induction Program before they can become a fully fledged Legal Literacy Volunteer. This consists of four sessions.
- Basic Introduction;
- Ethics and Self Care
- Letter Writing
- Centrelink Basics – including forms
These courses will be run in Launceston and across the north during 2017 as demand determines.
In addition during 2017 we will be running a series of Community Legal Education sessions on a variety of themes. These are open to everyone. Ring 6334 1577 for more information on sessions in your area.
Our Volunteers attend these information sessions, in their local area, as part of their ongoing training.
2017 LCLC Training Calendar…watch this space, new items added as they are scheduled!
To RSVP for any of these sessions or for further information please contact Legal Literacy Program on 63341577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org