Community

KWM's Specialist and Community Services

Specialist Services

  • Communications & Design
  • Technology
  • Innovation
  • Finance
  • Events
  • Administration
  • Strategy
  • People & Development
  • Board Positions

Community Services

  • Donating old clothes
  • Volunteering at a soup kitchen
  • Donating non-perishable food to a food bank
  • Donating blankets to a homeless shelter
  • Offering to babysit for a family in need
  • Making “care kits” with shampoo, toothbrushes, combs, etc. to donate to homeless shelters
  • Prepare a home-cooked meal for the residents of a nearby shelter
  • Helping repair or paint a local shelter
  • Donate art supplies to kids in need
  • Organising a winter clothes drive to collect coats, hats, scarves, and gloves to be donated
  • Make first aid kits for organisations in need

Signature Initiatives

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The KWM School of Opportunity is an employment pathways program for young people experiencing disadvantage. Through KWM School of Opportunity and in partnership with The Smith Family, we are leveraging:

  • the skills, resources and experiences we have in our Shared & Support Services teams; and
  • our client networks.
  • to create powerful opportunities for young people.

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KWMobilise is KWM’s platform which enables partners and staff to volunteer their skills or goodwill for projects and organisations aligned to our program’s objective of reducing inequality & poverty. Community legal centres, NGOs, not-for-profits registered as a charity and social enterprises can submit opportunities. KWMobilise has two streams – Specialist Services and Community Services. The KWM Community Impact Central Group then assesses the requests and if they are approved, the opportunity is posted on KWMobilise. KWM partners and staff can then browse the opportunity and self-select which one they would like to be involved in.

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The King & Wood Mallesons Aspire Award is a scholarship awarded by King & Wood Mallesons to support young Australians in achieving their tertiary education goals. The Award was established in 2011 to mark the 10 year anniversary of KWM’s community partnership with The Smith Family. The Award is available to two Year 11 students on The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program in each of the states and territories in which King & Wood Mallesons has an office. Of the two Awards, one is for an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander student. The Award is comprised of financial and nonfinancial components, including AUD$9,000 per student over the course of 3 years. Award recipients participate in a King & Wood Mallesons career guide program and are matched with an employee who will provide support, guidance, and mentoring during the student’s transition to tertiary education and work.

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