Art by Judy Kuo, showing a group of people outside a broken fence, supporting refugees.
Art by Judy Kuo.

IARC would not be able to assist as many people or advocate for a fairer immigration system without our wonderful volunteers, practical legal training students, professional pro bono supporters, and generous donors. 

There are many ways you can support IARC’s work.

Volunteer legal assistants

Our volunteer legal assistants work directly with clients to provide information and referral services, take instructions, and schedule appointments. Legal assistants also provide general administrative support like answering phones, photocopying, and filing and will have opportunities to assist with legal research and drafting. 

Volunteer legal assistants are usually law students who have completed at least two years of their law degree and who work one day per week for at least six months. Training and supervision are provided. 

We look for volunteers with administrative/paralegal experience, good oral and written communication skills, initiative, and a genuine interest in issues affecting vulnerable migrants in Australia. 

Practical Legal Training placements

IARC offers opportunities to complete your practical legal training for admission to legal practice in New South Wales. PLT students will receive training and supervision to assist with legal research, drafting, and other administrative and legal tasks, as well as observing client appointments. 

We ask PLT students to commit to a minimum of three days a week for 60 days. 

You can submit an expression of interest for a PLT placement by emailing [email protected]

Professional volunteers

IARC is not currently engaging volunteer Registered Migration Agents but welcomes expressions of interests from solicitors, barristers, and other professionals who are interested in supporting our work. 

Email your CV and an outline of how you would like to contribute to [email protected] 


If you want to get involved and support the work of IARC but don’t have time to volunteer, consider making a donation to help us maintain urgently needed free legal services to communities across NSW. 

Donations go a long way towards ensuring that we can continue to provide help to those who are trying to reunite with their families, those who are facing domestic and family violence, and those most at risk of being forced to return to countries where their safety will be at risk. 

If you have any other ideas about how you can help, we’d love to hear from you! You can contact us at [email protected]