Volunteer

Join Capital Punishment Justice Project’s team of committed volunteers, and help us make a difference by challenging the death penalty in the region.

Over the lifetime of CPJP, we have provided upwards of 70,000 hours of volunteer time to capital defence centres. We place volunteers with lawyers who have otherwise limited resources to see that the rights of their clients are fiercely protected.

We have also involved our volunteers in advocacy, policy, casework and research from Australia on a range of death penalty issues, assisting our regional partners. In 2020 alone, our work benefited from the expertise of over 20 committed volunteers who brought a range of different skills to CPJP.

Due to the pandemic, Capital Punishment Justice Project (CPJP) is currently calling for expressions of interest for volunteers to complete domestic internships only. When international travel resumes, we will once again seek expressions of interest from volunteers to travel to the United States, India, Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries in Asia.

To enquire about our placement options, please contact us here

“Volunteering with the Capital Punishment Justice Program is a richly rewarding experience. Your work will make a difference to people on death row; you will be able to substantially contribute to the preparation of their defence and see that the death penalty is scrutinised and opposed. It is an extraordinary opportunity and responsibility.”

Julian McMahon, President, Capital Punishment Justice Program