In a joint project with the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC), the Centre created CLC Volunteers, an interactive website that provides a state-by-state list of current volunteering opportunities at all community legal centres (CLCs) and information about what to expect for potential CLC volunteers .
The database is designed so that individuals can search for opportunities at CLCs by location, including by name of centre and town or suburb. If a potential volunteer wants to search by State/Territory, they merely need to click on the relevant part of the interactive map. The results are listed in an innovative table to enable re-ordering by name of the CLC, town or State.
The ‘traffic light system’ enables CLCs to nominate yellow, red or green to demonstrate the current availability of volunteer places at their centre. Green indicates that the organisation is currently seeking volunteers; red indicates that the CLC is not taking volunteers at that time, and yellow indicates that the organisation that may accept applications, but are not actively recruiting.
This resource is designed for law students, graduates seeking PLT placements, career-break practitioners and current legal practitioners with an interest in aiding access to justice, especially for economically and socially disadvantaged people.
The website was launched at the NACLC Annual Conference, in Canberra in October 2005 and is updated regularly.