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Pro Bono Program Volunteer

Cancer Council NSW

• Join a fantastic team of volunteers and staff and develop a range of skills including client interviewing, fact investigation and analysis and legal drafting • Receive practical communication skills training and technical training in law and finance

CCNSW Diversity and Inclusion statement Cancer Council NSW is an inclusive place to volunteer and work. We embrace diversity, celebrate our differences, and inspire each person to be their authentic self at work. As we strive to represent the communities we serve, we welcome and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other diverse groups. As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, please get in touch with us.

Outline of the role: Cancer Council NSW is a community funded, community focused cancer charity dedicated to working towards a cancer-free future. There are things that we can all do every day to help make this happen.

The Pro Bono Program assists cancer patients and carers to access free legal, financial, workplace and small business support, when they would otherwise be unable to do so, because of cost, illness or other barriers. Our partner firms generously donate their time to assist cancer patients and their families with a range of legal and other matters on a pro bono basis.

We are looking for a volunteer to assist the Pro Bono Program for one-two days per week, starting January 11th 2021. Based at our Woolloomooloo office, you will be: • Contacting clients to assess their eligibility for pro bono support, and unpack their legal or financial issues
• Preparing emails to brief external lawyers and other professional service providers • Maintaining record keeping and contributing to data management through the pro bono case database.

Our ideal volunteer will: • Be currently undertaking a tertiary qualification in law, in 4th year (combined law) or 2nd year (graduate law / JD) or above. Exceptional 3rd year (combined law) students will also be considered • Be able to commit to volunteering for a period of 6 months, 1-2 days per week • Possess exceptional written and oral communication skills • Have excellent attention to detail • Have strong organisational and time-management skills • Have a commitment to the cause of Cancer Council NSW Desirable • Experience in the not-for-profit sector will be looked upon favourably but is not essential

Benefits of the role for the volunteer: • You will develop a range of skills including client interviewing, fact investigation and analysis and legal drafting • You will receive communication skills training and technical training in law and finance • Join a fantastic team of volunteers and staff • You’ll have access to our benefits, including a 15% discount at our retail stores across NSW, exclusive health insurance benefits and much more. Check out our website under volunteering for more information.

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How to apply: Why wait! Apply online and you will receive instructions on how to send your application to us.

Applications close 30 November 2020.

For further information regarding this role, please first apply and you will be provided with contact details. (Seek policy).

For more information about volunteering and Cancer Council NSW, please go to our website.