Vacant Positions

 

Position Description: Project Officer

HOW TO APPLY - applications close Friday 4 August 2017

Position Description: Senior Regional Lawyer - Bairnsdale

HOW TO APPLY (please ignore early closing date)

Position Description: Paralegal Support Worker - Melbourne

HOW TO APPLY - applications close Friday 11 August 2017

Position Description: Paralegal Support Worker - Warrnambool

HOW TO APPLY - applications close Friday 11 August 2017

  

Donations

FVPLS VICTORIA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

On 1 June 2015, FVPLS Victoria relocated its head office to 292 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, a building purchased with the support of the Indigenous Land Corporation.

Our goal is to develop the premises as a multi-purpose community hub for our Aboriginal clients in partnership with government, non-profit, community and specialist services. It will extend our capacity as a legal service, enhance service integration and collaboration, strengthen our education, early intervention and prevention programs.

FVPLS Victoria is not a gender-specific service, however 93% of our clients are Aboriginal women – a group recognised as one of the most legally disadvantaged in Australia.

In 2015-16 FVPLS Victoria’s holistic service activities impacted on more than 6000 people.

  • We provided legal services to over 600 clients (with more than 900 children).
  • Delivered community legal education and early intervention/prevention activities to almost 1,800 community members and over 1,000 mainstream services staff.
  • Our Sisters Day Out® wellbeing workshop, recognised by the recent Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence as best practice, has attracted over 8,000 Koori women as participants and celebrated its 100th workshop in March 2016.

 We are seeking your support by way of donations to help us realise our goal to develop our Abbotsford premises to support our clients and the community we serve.

 All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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If you prefer, you can print out a form, fill out the details and post it to us.

Click Here To Print Donation Form

 

Volunteers

The FVPLS Victoria volunteer program is for people who have experience in, or who are studying: law, community development, policy, Aboriginal studies or other relevant disciplines.

FVPLS Victoria seeks volunteers with strong analytical and conceptual ability, and excellent research and communication skills. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

We offer two rounds per year for expressions of interest in volunteering. Depending on the needs of the organisation, we may only accept expressions of interest for specific roles each round. Any expressions of interest received outside of these rounds will not be considered. 

  • First round - 1st February - 28 February 2017 - closed
  • Second round - 1st August - 31st August - NOW OPEN
Expressions of interest are currently being sought for the following volunteer positions:
  • Legal Services team support - general administration - expressions invited from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women only. 
  • Strategy and Policy team support - research, policy work and grant writing.
To express interest, please send your CV with a covering letter to execsupport@fvpls.org.