PLEA Volunteer Application Form
Thank you for taking the time to apply to volunteer with PLEA.

Full Name
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Mobile Number
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Email address
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Date of Birth
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Do you have a driver licence and access to a car?
The role requires travel to prisons and justice centres throughout greater Melbourne and/or Geelong, access to a car is preferable however car pooling can often be arranged.
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What course are you studying?
volunteer positions are usually limited to students studying law
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What institution do you attend?
What year do you anticipate finishing your degree?
What law electives have you taken so far?
Have you undertaken any other relevant study?
ie. Criminal Justice, Languages, Social Work, Editing
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Briefly outline why you wish to volunteer with PLEA
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What do you see as the two most pressing issues for incarcerated people?
your answer helps us to gauge your interest and commitment to prison and justice related issues
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What would you do if Peter (an inmate at the Metropolitan Remand Centre) approaches you after a seminar and asks you to explain bail?
Your answers helps us to gauge your understanding of your potential role as a PLEA volunteer
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What would you do if Patricia (an inmate at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre) approaches you after a seminar, explains her circumstances and asks you about her chances of getting bail?
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Do you have any prior legal experience (paid/voluntary) working directly with the community? If so, please describe the role including the length of your involvement and the duties undertaken.
NB. while relevant experience is helpful, it is not a pre-requisite. We look for volunteers from a wide range of skills and backgrounds
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Do you have any other relevant experience? If so, please describe
ie. community development, education, law reform, public speaking, legal research etc
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Please indicate your availability for the following program slots
PLEA's expectation is that you would be available for the nominated time slots three times per month (please select all time slots you would be able to fill, you will generally be assigned only one). Please allow time to travel to the prisons of up to an hour unless otherwise noted.
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Are you able to commit to a regular roster of prison visits, which is subject to change?
It is important that PLEA volunteers are able to meet all time commitments. We understand that a student's schedule is often busy and we try to be as flexible as possible
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Are you able to commit to four hour sessions of volunteering a minimum of three times per month for at least 12 months?
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Please list your current weekly commitments
How many hours per week for study, work, volunteering, extra-curricular
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Do you speak any languages other than English?
If yes, what language(s) and what is your level of proficiency?
Please include proficiency in both written and spoken communications
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Do you declare the information on this form to be complete and accurate
PLEA retains the right to vary or reverse any decision on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information provided in this application
We are conducting interviews on 12 August 2017. If you are available on this date, please indicate interview times you may be available for
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