Get Involved

Get Involved

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 Victoria's diverse and powerful movements for social and environmental justice.

Here are some ideas...

Become a member and get involved as an organiser

Depending on your experience, capacity, and interest, you could get involved in:

Writing, Research and Resources, planning legal research and writing up of articles, blog posts, activist legal resources, guides or education materials.  Tasks are divided according to interest, and its a great way to support social movements with useful and up-to-date legal rights information.

Fundraising and helping to organise annual funding drives, seeking out and applying for grants, and generally keeping MALS going! If you have skills and interest in running events, seeking grants, or building relationships with donors, please get in touch.

Our Training Team provides our regular high quality legal observer trainings as well as tailored ‘know your rights’ trainings upon request by activist groups.

Our Media and Comms Team work on our public facing media advocacy and social media reach.

We also have a Social-Wellbeing Team to help build safety and sustainability into our work.

 All MALS members are welcome to get involved in one of these teams. please get in contact.

Become a legal observer

MALS maintains an active pool of trained, volunteer legal observers to observe protests as part of a team. If you would like to become a legal observer with MALS, you’ll need to complete one of our four -hour introductory trainings, and complete at least two legal observing shifts. If you’d like to get involved and sign-up for training, please join our mailing-list to get notified of upcoming trainings.

Once you are trained and have observed at least two events you may be interested in becoming a Team Coordinator to help put together and field teams.

Become a regular donor

Activist legal support makes movements stronger. Becoming a monthly donor supports us in our work training and fielding more legal observers at more protests.

One of the best ways you can support MALS is with a small regular donation!


Get involved by filling out our online Expression of Interest Form.