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Volunteer your JP or Cdec services

If you are a Justice of the Peace (JP) or Commissioner for Declarations (Cdec), you can keep your skills up to date by volunteering your time, skills and knowledge.

You can volunteer to help the community by witnessing documents at a community signing site and listing your contact details online so people can find you.

Read the volunteer program principles.

JPs in the Community program

The JPs in the Community program was developed to give the public consistent and easy access to witnessing services throughout Queensland.

Justices of the Peace Branch is committed to offering you support in your role as a volunteer. You will be able to contact us during business hours for witnessing support and to ask any other questions related to your role.

To be considered for the program you must first read the Volunteer Information Pack, complete a volunteer registration form and nominate a site which best suits you. Complete your volunteer registration form and please email to jpsinthecommunity@justice.qld.gov.au.

Signing sites are usually located at:

  • major shopping centres
  • libraries
  • courts
  • universities
  • hospitals.

When volunteering at a community signing site, you will be covered by the Queensland Government’s liability insurance and given stationery (i.e. stamps, handbooks, logbooks, pens, rulers) and polo shirts.

List your contact details on the after-hours register

If you are registered as a JP or Cdec in Queensland and willing to be called on to serve the community at any time, day, or night, you can list your contact details on the after-hours register to help the public find you.

The online register will show your full name, suburb and phone number. To maintain your privacy, we will not publish your street address. A member of the public will need to call you if they are after your services—at which time you can choose to give them your address.

Important documents for volunteers

JP Branch has developed several documents to help you make your decision to volunteer and to help you while you are volunteering.