Disaster Legal Helpline

1800 113 432

 

Volunteer information

Volunteer information

Disaster Legal Help Victoria is not currently recruiting volunteers. The information below explains the training and obligations for DLHV volunteers.

Volunteer lawyers are required to have a current Australian Practicing Certificate. Selected volunteers will be asked to provide basic information and legal triage on disaster related issues such as insurance, credit and debt, tenancy issues and government grants of assistance. People with more complex and out-of-scope matters will be referred to a dedicated Disaster Legal Help Victoria (DHLV) advice line or specialist services.

The material contained on this website has been developed to assist lawyers who will be selected to volunteer with DLHV. These materials are a general guide only. They are not legal advice. The information has been carefully collected from reliable sources. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information, DLHV is not responsible for any action taken based on the information in this presentation. Some links in this and other training materials provided by DLHV may refer to websites maintained by third parties. DLHV is not responsible for the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in the third-party websites.

Briefing video

If you are selected as a volunteer, it is mandatory that you have attended the briefing or listened to the recording before providing services on behalf of DLHV.

The two-hour briefing covers:

  • the latest on bushfire recovery activities
  • how the DLHV model works
  • the key areas of law people affected by the fires will need help with
  • managing your own health and wellbeing while helping those affected by the fires.

Watch the briefing video:

View the briefing presentation slides:

DLHV volunteer briefing presentation slides (pdf, 931.79 KB)

Other documents

Please also read the following documents:

Other optional resources

Maintaining resilience (pdf, 6.55 MB)

Client safety framework (docx, 297.15 KB)

De-escalation guide (pdf, 128.39 KB)

Mental health first aid – assisting a person affected by the bushfire crisis (pdf, 112.98 KB)

Identifying and helping people with bushfire legal issues (docx, 297.5 KB)

Contact

If you have any questions please email disasterlegalhelpvolunteer@vla.vic.gov.au