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advocates

Want to get involved?

 

Are you a law student with a passion for justice? Want to help empower young people to stand up for their rights? Then apply for a placement with Young Workers Centre!

 

Our volunteer advocates are the first contact point for young workers seeking assistance. Throughout your placement, you’ll gain experience drafting documents and correspondence, researching and preparing briefs, interpreting and applying industrial agreements, and more!

 

As advocate positions are unpaid, we only accept advocates through university placement programs, so that you get course credit for your time with us. We currently have partnership agreements with Melbourne, Deakin, La Trobe, RMIT, Swinburne, ACU, and Victoria Uni.

 

Young Workers Centre runs four volunteer intakes a year:

  • Summer (November-February), 2 days per week, Melbourne and Deakin students only
  • Semester 1 (February-June), 1 day per week, open to all our partner universities
  • Winter (June-July), 3 days per week, Melbourne and Deakin students only
  • Semester 2 (July-November), 1 day per week, open to all our partner universities

 

Completion of an Employment Law/IR Law subject is preferred but not essential, as training is provided. We strongly welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

 

For more information, please contact Leon Harper (lharper@vthc.org.au) or speak with your university placement coordinator.

We Volunteers

Ever wanted to change the world?

We want Victoria to be a state where young people feel safe and respected at work - it's only by standing together that we can make that happen.

Volunteers are a crucial part of the Young Workers community. Sign up below and get involved today!

(Or to find out more about doing a placement as an advocate, click here!)

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