Youth Law Australia Volunteers

Youth Law Australia Volunteers

Youth Law Australia (formerly the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre) is Australia’s only national community legal centre dedicated to representing the rights and interests of children and young people. YLA operates an online practice through its website where children and young people can access information factsheets, and make requests for specific legal help and advice.

YLA provides advice and information for children and young people under 25 and their supporters about the law and their rights and responsibilities. It also works with those who support and advocate for children. More information about YLA can be found on their website here.

YLA also lobbies governments to consider children and child rights when developing legislation and policies that may have an impact on young people.


As a national Centre, on-site volunteers work at the YLA office located in the UNSW Law Building,. On-site volunteers get involved in a variety of tasks, depending on Centre priorities at the time and the volunteer's own predilections.

These tasks include, legal research for projects, submissions, and legal advice; drafting legal correspondence to clients; administrative tasks; submission writing; and updating legal factsheets.

Volunteers generally commit to a minimum of one full working day (9am-5pm) per week for a semester (approximately 6 months).

How to get involved

You can access our online role description here. To apply to volunteer with YLA, please submit an expression of interest via email- and ensure you include a short cover letter addressing the selection criteria in the role description, your curriculum vitae and academic transcript. 

Applicants will be invited to complete a written exercise and attend an interview, and if successful will be offered an on-site role.




Relevant training will be provided.


Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Community volunteering

Provider of activity


Interest area

Accounting & office management, Writing & editing

Skills required and/or developed

Academic & scholarly skills, Critical & analytical thinking, Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Writing & editing

Contacts and more information






02 9385 9588 

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.