Support us

You can support our community legal service in many ways.

Volunteer Clerkship Program

We offer a Volunteer Law Clerkship Program to law students in at least their penultimate year of study. VLCs assist in the operation of our busy practice and work alongside lawyers to help deliver legal services to the community.

VLCs will be involved in client intake, referral, administration, research and varied client-work in a range of areas of law.

We ask that potential VLCs commit to volunteer one day per week from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm for at least 12 months.

If you’re interested in joining our team, please email your resume, a cover letter and an indication of your availabilities to whcls@bchs.org.au. If we don’t have any current vacancies we will keep your details on file.

Donate or make a bequest

Throughout our 40 year history, regular donations have helped ensure that we can provide vital free legal services to the community we serve.

Our future can be strengthened through continued financial support from donations and bequests.

Banyule Community Health (of which WHCLS is a part) is a registered Charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) under Item 1 section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.  All donations to Banyule Community Health (for WHCLS) over $2.00 are tax deductible.

You can find out more by contacting the Legal Service Development and Improvement Officer on 9450 2002 or if you wish donate now, please:

  1. Download the WHCLS – Donation Form
  2. Post, email or fax your completed form using the details below 

West Heidelberg Community Legal Service, 21 Alamein Road, West Heidelberg Victoria 3081

Email: whcls@bchs.org.au

Fax: (03) 9458 1067