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Parliament Volunteer Program – Expression of Interest

The Parliament Volunteer Program offers an immersive experience where you will gain firsthand insight into the workings of our political system. 

No experience or prior knowledge about the parliament is needed to participate in this program. The only requirements are an enthusiastic learning attitude and a passion to contribute to positive change for your communities. My team will support you with any skills you need to make your time in Canberra meaningful and fun. 

Your role will involve attending meetings and events, engaging in research and writing, observing Question Time in action, meeting stakeholders from across the nation and touring Parliament House and the Parliamentary Library. 

The program runs for a full sitting week (generally Monday – Thursday).  Participants are required to cover their own costs of participation; however homestay options are available. The program is open to individuals aged 18 years and older that live or work in Indi or are from Indi but have moved away for further study.  

Volunteers between the ages of 18 –30 may apply for a bursary to assist with travel expenses. This is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are exhausted. 

If you have any questions about the volunteer program, please email 

APH Volunteer Program 2024


Are you under 30 years of age and interested in receiving more information about financial assistance to support you in undertaking the Parliamentary Volunteer Program?

Referee 1 (can be personal referees)(Required)

Referee 2(Required)

Have you participated in the Parliament Volunteer Program previously?(Required)

Do you have any specific topics of interest? Feel free to include all that are applicable but please note areas of particular interest.(Required)

Please select all weeks you would be available to undertake the program.(Required)

Potential conflicts of interest could include membership in a political party or previous political lobbying or campaigning activities. If you are unsure, please feel free to contact to discuss further.

Confidentiality Agreement(Required)
While volunteering in the office of Helen Haines MP you may be required to collect or have access to the personal information of clients and staff. This information must always be kept confidential, including after you have concluded your volunteer experience. It is the responsibility of all volunteers and staff to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of all clients, staff, volunteers and organisational information to which they have access. This includes ensuring the security of documents, files, computer data, photographs, technical data and other information which is the property of Helen Haines MP.