Volunteers & Students


All student positions with JFCY have been filled for 2018 Summer.

JFCY hosts a limited number of students each year for placements from:

(a) Secondary schools (a high school co-op student),

(b) Ryerson University (a fourth year student in the Bachelor of Social Work program), and

(c) Law students through PBSC during the academic year; and public interest grants from law schools during the summer months.

Occasionally, we have an opening for a college student in an administrative assistant or law clerk program.

If you are interested in spending time at JFCY as part of your education, please speak to your co-op teacher, field placement co-ordinator, or your Pro Bono Students Canada co-ordinator.

Volunteer Committees:

Youth Advisory Committee & Public Legal Education Team (YAC-PLE Team)

This group’s mandate is to create communications (youtube movies, facebook, etc.) for young people to advise and inform them regarding youth-based legal rights. The Committee decides which issues are relevant, thinks of ways to convey the messages most effectively and then creates publications accordingly. The group is comprised of high school students and is currently not accepting new volunteers. 

Advisory Panel

This panel is comprised of individuals with specialized expertise related to children and youth rights. These volunteers undertake to do ad hoc research, write materials and provide expert advice and guidance to JFCY lawyers in support of their work. We welcome qualified scholars and professionals from various disciplines; this committee has limited membership and not all interested people will be able to participate.

Development and Fundraising Committee

This Committee and their subcommittees aim to raise awareness and funds in a variety of ways to support the organization’s important work. Currently not accepting new volunteers.