PLS is offering Safe Way Home volunteer opportunities in 2017. The role is unpaid and requires a commitment of one day per week for a minimum of three months. Volunteer days for SWH are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
How to apply:
Please send a one page cover letter addressing the selection criteria (below) and a short CV to Katrina Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If shortlisted, you will be required to participate in a short interview at our office in Brisbane.
Applications are currently welcomed and we encourage you to apply immediately. We will give preference to volunteers who can commence as soon as possible. Flexible arrangements regarding dates may be negotiated for exam timetables. Please specify in your application if you have a preference for a particular day.
SAFE WAY HOME
Safe Way Home is an initiative by Prisoners’ Legal Service formed in 2007 dedicated to assisting prisoners to gain access to gradual release. SWH specialises in parole related matters at a Queensland and Federal level. The program targets disadvantaged prisoners in providing assistance with applying for parole, responding to the Parole Board with submissions and general advocacy in relation to the parole process. SWH assists through prison visits, operating the PLS advice line service, and other forms of communication with our clients. SWH is reliant on a range of University clinics and volunteers as supervised by our team of solicitors. The program also works in partnership with several pro bono legal firms to assist with parole applications.