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Join ActionStation’s six-week volunteer training programme Feb-March 2020

Dec 19, 2019 · 2 min read
A collage of volunteers and collaborators who have worked with ActionStation for a better justice system.

No matter who we are, or where we’re from, all of us deserve access to justice.

But right now, successive governments have underfunded Legal Aid to the point where access to good legal representation is reserved only for the rich. That’s why we’re pulling together a dynamic team of volunteers to champion the right to justice for everyone.

From Feb — March 2020, we are running a volunteer training program in Wellington where we will support a small group of people to deliver a petition to Finance Minister Grant Robertson and/or Justice Minister Andrew Little to advocate for increased legal aid funding.

Over six weeks, you and a team of volunteers will learn the skills of petition-based campaigning, media wrangling and digital organising to powerfully push for a desperately needed increase in funding for Legal aid in the government’s Budget in May 2020. No specific campaign skills are required as the ActionStation team will be there to support you every step of the way.

  • 18 February: Whakawhanaungatanga + an introduction to the kaupapa.
  • 25 February: Strategic planning, role assignment and booking a meeting with Grant or Andrew.
  • 3 March: Doing the work together (TBC based on who attends and what skills are in the room).
  • 10 March: As above.
  • 17 March: As above.
  • 24 March: Debrief, reflection and next steps.

The trainings will take place at the ActionStation office in Wellington from 5.30pm — 7.30pm. Doors open at 5.30pm with kai and drinks provided, training will start at 6.00pm. Participants are asked to commit to attending 70% of the training sessions (e.g. four of the six).

Join this supergroup organising for justice for all here.

This is a unique opportunity to learn new campaign skills that you can carry over to any other issue that you are passionate about while meeting new friends along the way.

If you have any questions about the programme or require further information please get in touch with madeleine@actionstation.org.nz

And for inspiration, here’s a video of one of our previous volunteers Victor speaking about his experience meeting with MPs to talk about the importance of justice reform:


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