Local groups are at the heart of our campaigns. They are welcoming communities of Open Rights Group supporters in towns and cities across the UK.
Groups are like-minded people who meet once a month. Our Manchester group organised a talk from none other than Cory Doctorow at the Manchester Literature Festival. In Brighton they ran a public debate for their parliamentary candidates at the 2015 election. Sheffield hosted a workshop on online privacy and tools that can help keep you safe online. Groups can really do anything and we welcome new ideas from Organisers!
Local Organisers are supporters who run groups where they live. We provide enough information and support to help anyone new to campaigning become a successful Organiser.
Our Supporter Officer is our core member of staff who oversees local activity. They are in regular contact with our Organisers, providing planning, administrative and some financial support.
Organisers are invited to join our Supporter Council to share ideas to build their groups, dream up new event ideas and help plan the future of our local groups and campaigns. Take a look at the Local Groups resource page for ideas.
If you want to be an Organiser, we are happy to hear from you anytime. We take our responsibility to support new Organisers seriously and give you the help you need. Becoming an official Organiser takes 3 weeks. New Organisers receive our Local Organiser Welcome Pack which includes everything to help you get your group off to a great start.
Remember to check our Local Groups page to see whether there is a group near you.
Apply to become an Organiser today!