How can I get involved?
Thank you for your interest in being a part of Melbourne Activist Legal Support (MALS). There are many ways you can contribute to our work, knowing you are helping to provide critical support to those standing up for social and environmental justice.
Here are some ideas...
Attend our Monthly Meetings
MALS meets on the second Thursday of every month in Collingwood. Coming to one of our meetings is the perfect opportunity to dip your toe in the water, meet the rest of our volunteers, and see what it’s all about.
In our monthly meetings we discuss upcoming events which may need our support, coordinate internal research projects, and plan other vital work that needs input from volunteers. We also plan and book upcoming Legal Observer and Know Your Rights training events, so if you’d like to get involved with these, this is a great time to come and meet the team.
We also encourage attendees to put forward their own ideas as to how MALS can work to achieve its objectives.
Volunteer for a Legal or Organisational Support Role
Dependent on your experience, capacity, and interest, a number of roles are available in the areas of pro-bono legal work, coordinating Legal Observer teams, office admin support, Legal Support briefing facilitation, training development and delivery, communications, promotion, resource development, research projects and policy work.
If any of these tickle your passions, please get in contact.
Become a Legal Observer
MALS maintains an active community of Legal Observer volunteers that may be rostered as needed to support community protest actions and campaigns. If you would like to become a Legal Observer with MALS, you’ll need to complete one of our introductory training events, and attend at least two shifts doing practical Legal Observing before being able to be act as Legal Observer. If you’d like to get involved and sign-up for training, please let us know by completing our Expression of Interest form, or join our mailing-list to get notified of upcoming training events and workshops.
Become a Regular Donor
Activist legal support makes movements stronger. Becoming a monthly donor supports us in our work training and coordinating more Legal Observers at more protests.
You can support MALS now with a small regular donation!