Volunteers

Note: If you need assistance from one of our volunteers, see our information on volunteers in the court.

If you would like to become a volunteer in the court, you can join the Court Network, a unique, voluntary non-legal court support service operating throughout Victoria and Queensland.

The Court Network service has assisted court users in Victoria since 1980. We have helped more than 260,000 court users in Queensland since the service commenced in 2006 (at 30 December 2014).

As a Court Network volunteer, you would help people going to court by:

  • providing support and information about going to court
  • be with people on their day in court and sit with them in court during their appearance
  • explain how the courts and legal systems operate
  • help explain decisions that affect people in court
  • facilitate access to an interpreter if required
  • show people around the court beforehand to familiarise them with where to go on the day
  • refer people to other community services that can help them with legal questions, health, housing and family violence issues, as well as any other issues they are experiencing
  • advocate for a person’s individual (non-legal) needs and circumstances at court.

All training, supervision and support is provided.

Contact the Court Network to find out more about becoming a volunteer.