Sign in to view your email alerts and activity

Sign in

To view your email alerts and activity.
We will send you an email to confirm your email address.

Court Support Volunteer - Newcastle to Lake Macquarie - # 190342

Intellectual Disability Rights Service
Logo for Intellectual Disability Rights Service

What does a JAS Volunteer do?

  • Provides emotional and practical support to a person at court, police stations, legal meetings, or correctional facilities.

  • Assists with explaining a person’s rights and outcomes including court orders and bail conditions.

  • Facilitate any communication with Court Staff, Police and Lawyers.

Who is suitable to volunteer at JAS?

  • Volunteers need to be flexible and available 1 – 2 days per fortnight (Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm).

  • Volunteers possess a non-judgemental and empathetic manner.

  • Volunteers need to have effective communication and listening skills, along with an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and boundaries.

What are the Benefits of Volunteering?

  • Volunteers are comprehensively trained enabling them to effectively support people with Cognitive Impairment.

  • Volunteers gain a range of experience associated with supporting people in the Criminal Justice System.

  • IDRS is a Centrelink approved organisation i.e. can work under the Mutual Obligations Scheme.