Work or volunteer with us



Fundraising Coordinator

  • 0.8 to 1.0 FTE
  • Based in our Melbourne office

The Human Rights Law Centre is currently seeking a Fundraising Coordinator with a passion for promoting human rights to coordinate and enhance our fundraising activities.

Fundraising is critical to the quality, volume and impact of the Human Rights Law Centre’s work. We’ve grown from a single staff member in 2006 to an organisation of over 15 staff with an annual budget of over $1.5 million. Are you the one to help us continue to strengthen our support base and expand our impact?

Reporting to the Executive Director, this is an ongoing position based in Melbourne available full time (38 hours per week) or 0.8 EFT (30.4 hours per week).

Download the recruitment pack for further information including selection criteria and how to apply.

Applications close on Wednesday 8 March 2017.



Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us and supporting human rights. Regrettably, we are only able to take on a very limited number of volunteers due to capacity and office space issues. We want to make sure that our volunteers are properly supervised and have interesting, challenging work.

We are not currently taking on any volunteers or interns. We do not have the capacity to take on high school work experience placements.


Tips and resources for getting involved

We are sometimes asked for advice about how to get involved in volunteering and human rights law. Some helpful resources and tips are below:

Volunteering in community legal centres – Victorian Federation of Community Legal Centres and national site

Castan Centre for Human Rights Law & Progressive Law Network ­ – Public Interest Law Careers Guide

University of Melbourne – Careers in Public Interest Law

So you want to be a human rights lawyer? RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice video

Bill Quigley’s Letter to a Law Student Interested in Social Justice