Jobs & Volunteers

Job Opportunities

There are currently no job vacancies. See below for current volunteer opportunities at RLC. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Redfern Legal Centre opened its doors in 1977 with one paid staff member, barely any money and lots of volunteers with experience, enthusiasm, passion, commitment and a vision for the provision of free legal advice to the community. Over 30 years later volunteers still play an integral role in RLC's work. We simply could not provide the service to the community we do without the help of our volunteer solicitors, legal assistants, practical legal training students, and pro bono partners and firms.

  • Volunteer Solicitors: Applications are now open for volunteer solicitors to assist in RLC's evening advice clinics. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only contact you should a suitable opportunity arise.
  • Domestic Violence Volunteer: RLC's Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service is seeking a female volunteer law student to attend Waverley Court on Thursdays (8.50am–1.15pm) to document court outcomes.
  • Volunteer Legal Assistants:  Applications for the February 2018 intake have now closed. Applications for the June-July intake open in April and close in May 2018.
  • University of Sydney Social Justice Legal Clinic: Enrol in Social Justice to be a Volunteer Legal Assistant, and earn course credit.
  • Communications Placement: Assist RLC's community education staff with video editing and other tasks, 4 hours per week, for 6 months. - This position is currently filled, and is likely to be re-advertised in March-April 2018.


Redfern Legal Centre supports Equal Employment Opportunity principles in the selection of volunteers and staff. If you require some adjustment to the workplace to enable you to meet the selection criteria, please contact the Communications & Volunteer Manager on 9698 7277 or for a confidential discussion of what can be done to accommodate your request.

Please let us know if there is anything about you that may cause an issue to arise under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Act (NSW) No 16a. For instance, please note section 121 of Legal Profession Uniform Law (disqualification or conviction for serious offence) and any necessary approvals required.

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Other ways you can help

If you want to get involved and support the work of Redfern Legal Centre but don't have time to volunteer, consider making a donation to help us continue to increase access to justice for disadvantaged and marginalised clients.