Volunteers working

Become a volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the ASRC. As a volunteer, you are joining a movement of supporters and advocates who strengthen the organisation while creating positive change for people seeking asylum.

If you would like us to email you the next time volunteer positions are available, please submit your details here:

ASRC Corporate Volunteering

ASRC Corporate Volunteering offers the opportunity for our corporate partners to provide a unique volunteer day for their staff, experiencing the day-to-day running of our organisation while supporting and empowering people seeking asylum in our community.

Due to workplace restrictions related to COVID-19, we are not accepting bookings for Corporate Volunteering at this time. To be notified when bookings reopen to our corporate partners,  please email volunteer@asrc.org.au with the subject line “Corporate Volunteering Inquiry: [Your Company Name]”.

To learn more about how your business or organisation can benefit from a partnership with the ASRC, please click here.

Student Placements

The ASRC offers a limited number of student placements each year, dependent on the organisation’s needs. Most of these placements are arranged through existing agreements with universities and TAFEs rather than on an individual basis. Hence if you would like to pursue a student placement at the ASRC, please contact your university / tertiary education provider.

Practical Legal Training

Our Human Rights Law Program (HRLP) offers a robust work experience program for students undertaking their Practical Legal Training (PLT). Approved students must commit to volunteering for 2–3 days per week for a minimum of 60 days if they are not a current volunteer. Shorter PLT placements may be negotiable for active legal volunteers. HRLP will not accept shorter PLT placements for non-active (or recently departed) legal volunteers.

Other types of formal Student Placements, such as for paralegal roles to fulfil undergraduate credits, may be available for shorter periods if program capacity permits. Students must commit to 2-3 days per week for the duration of their placement.

Please note that the HRLP will not retrospectively approve volunteering hours toward a PLT placement, university credits, or other student placement.

To apply to undertake your PLT or student placement with the HRLP, please send a cover letter and CV along with your institution’s requirements to tegan.c@asrc.org.au



For more information about volunteering with the ASRC please see our FAQs.

We thank you again for your interest in volunteering with us and for your support of the work of the ASRC.