Become a volunteer

Reprieve Australia is calling for expressions of interest for law students or graduates to volunteer in the United States. Placements are available commencing November 2017.

2015 and 2016 have seen an increase in the number of executions in our region, and across the world. At the same time, the number of countries which actually execute remains small, currently about 25.

The world-wide struggle to bring state sponsored killings to an end continues to make progress. One way we at Reprieve assist is to send volunteers, usually but not always young lawyers or recent graduates, to help overburdened lawyers fighting death penalty cases.

In the last 15 years, more than 100 volunteers have gone over and worked with our capital defence partners in the United States. We have sent volunteers to Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina and Florida.

We have also sent a small number of volunteers to regional countries, and we are working on developing these opportunities for 2017 and beyond, for volunteers to assist lawyers in the USA, Asia and even working with NGOs in Europe.

Please download our overseas volunteer information pack here.

If you wish to apply for a placement the application form can be found here.

Who else is volunteering?