EDO NSW (Environmental Defenders Office NSW) is a community legal centre specialising in public interest environmental law. We help people who want to protect the environment through law.

Our work relies greatly on the commitment of students and professionals who volunteer their time and skills to help protect the environment. EDO NSW runs a volunteer program at our Sydney office and at our Northern Rivers branch office in Lismore. 

Lawyers and law students who have studied environmental law are encouraged to join our volunteer program, either by volunteering at EDO NSW in Sydney or Lismore, or by providing pro bono services.

We ask our volunteers to make a commitment to work at least one day per week for at least 3 months. 

Legal volunteers:

  • can apply for our Sydney and Northern Rivers offices 
  • need to have, or be in the process of completing, a law degree 
  • must also have studied planning and/or environmental law (or have relevant practical experience). 

Available days: Monday to Friday. 

To apply, please send your completed volunteer application form along with your curriculum vitae to our office. We will contact you if a position becomes available. 

EDO NSW is able to supervise practical legal training (PLT) students. Priority is given to those who have previously volunteered with us.

Visit the EDO NSW website for more information.


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