QPILCH services could not be provided without the assistance of volunteers and student clinics. We value their contribution and participation in QPILCH's progress and history.
There are a number of ways that students can get involved with QPILCH.
Information about volunteering
QPILCH has about 12 volunteer students each semester. There is an application process as we do not have enough seats to match demand. Volunteers are normally in the ultimate or penultimate year of studying law. We call for applications around week 12 of the preceding semester. If you would like to volunteer, check our website around that time.
What type of work do volunteers do?
Most student volunteers help QPILCH's Referral Service to assess applications for pro bono legal assistance. This can involve any area of civil law but not family or criminal law. We do not see clients in person but you will assess their legal case, draft advice, and probably speak to clients over the phone.
If you are interested in doing your PLT placement as QPILCH, please email your CV to the email address below and tell us why you would like to work at QPILCH. PLT students are volunteers and we take new PLT students depending on capacity. We prefer placements of at least 6 weeks.
Some universities offer an internship or practical placement course. If you would like to do an internship at QPILCH, speak to your course coordinator about whether your university offers such a course. We prefer that interns work one day per week for a semester.