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📄 Currently Recruiting - Court Support (Ipswich, Gatton & Toogoolawah)

This volunteer opportunity will help to provide information, support and assistance to male respondents of Domestic Violence across the Ipswich, Gatton & Toogoolawah Magistrates Court


We are seeking volunteer advocates interested in helping men from a wide range of backgrounds attending court on domestic and family violence matters.  in a non-judgmental manner to the UnitingCare Choosing Change program. The role maintains a neutral position, providing information only and a general understanding or experience working in domestic violence programs is recommended.


Our team is passionate about the prevention of domestic family violence and supporting respondents on a journey of change from using abusive behaviour in their relationships. We are looking to grow a team of volunteers to partner with us including being involved with our staff meetings.  The initial training and ongoing support provided in this well-established program is very important to us, as is your safety and wellbeing as a valued team member.


There are three courts in our area to cover on a regular basis:

Ipswich:           Monday & Tuesdays, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm weekly

Gatton:            Tuesdays, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm fortnightly  

Toogoolawah:  Fridays,  8:00 am to 12:00 pm monthly

A company vehicle is available for travel to these locations.


Tasks involved include:

▪ Attend courthouse

▪ Communicate with male respondents of domestic and family violence 

▪ Provide general information about protection orders, court layout and court processes

▪ Provide information about available services and assistance with referrals

▪ Provide information to the court about current wait times when requested 

▪ Record statistics and notes


This is a great opportunity to meet student placement hours and get experience in the workplace.



▪ Understanding of working in domestic violence programs is recommended

▪ Lifeline counselling qualifications are advantageous, but not required

▪ Drivers license - Open C Class

▪ Blue Card working with children check

▪ COVID-19 Vaccination


Time Commitment: 

Minimum time commitment of 3-4 hours weekly 


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