Volunteers drive Open Rights Group, bringing in the knowledge, experience and skill that helps us win our campaigns. We are always looking for people like you to support our work.
Volunteering with ORG put me bang in the middle of bright, dedicated and fascinating people that were studying and influencing the nitty-gritty of major stories and developments in digital rights, fighting to ward off selfish or misguided interferences from leaders & lobbies that constantly threaten the technologies we now depend on.
I was really pleased, and proud, to have been involved with ORG's tentative steps towards direct legal intervention.
- Philippe Bradley, Volunteer
There are many ways you can get involved, here are some we're looking for now:
Voluntary Internships: Campaigns, Research, Digital Publishing, and Social Media.
Our internships offer a great way to gain experience in the field of digital rights, be that Intellectual Property Law, government data transparency, preventing censorship, protecting online privacy or bringing down the Digital Economy Act. Our interns play a vital role in all of our campaigns and actions - and they don't fetch coffee.
Find out more.
We're always on the look-out looking for some smart, savvy and wonderful designers to help us develop a better web platform/layout and new merchandise. If you are interested, send us some of your stuff and join the Designers mailing-list. If we're not looking for material at any particular point - we could promote your work on our zine.
Help other people know their rights: public wiki
Our wiki plays an essential role in informing people on their digital rights. But a wiki does not function without contributors and developers. We are always seeking keen volunteers to help build it, develop the interface and expand the content. To participate, email us with your ideas or keep an eye out on this needs doing page.
Web Developers and Systems Administrators
The wider community often gets involved in digital rights through our website, zine and social networks. That's why web development is integral to keeping Open Rights Group running. If you have front-end skills in HTML/CSS/PHP, and some time to spare then get in touch!
Please join our tech-volunteers mailing list where requests for technical volunteer work on ORG releated issues can be made.
We would be unable to run without supporter donations. We need to reach out to more technologists and campaigners by attending more conferences and meet-ups to spread the word about Open Rights Group. If you like talking about digital rights issues and can spare some time then please drop us a line and join the mailing-list.
Zine Contributors & Editors
To gauge the diversity of our supporters, we run a zine to publish their thoughts, views and ideas on the digital world. This can be stories from campaign successes to commentary on latest government policy to reviews of a new game/film/book. If you've got an opinion and can write - we want your work. Send us a piece or a shout to our Zine Editor. Also sign-up to our Zine mailing-list!