Volunteer

Open Rights Group is an exciting place to volunteer, and if you are looking to gain some experience in campaigning, law or politics, you've arrived on the right page! Our voluntary placements offer you a unique opportunity to gain skills in a small and friendly workspace.

We welcome volunteers who are able to spare several days a week, and to be able to commit up to 3 months. Through that experience, we provide opportunities to attend events and build contacts, as well as take a lead on your own project. These roles are voluntary, but we do provide lunch and travel expenses. 

Contact volunteer@openrightsgroup.org & join the mailing list to get involved

"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

I volunteered for ORG in order to gain some more experience after graduating from law school. Digital rights is a fascinating area of law and ORG are leading the way with a lot of extremely valuable campaign work, so it was great to be able to contribute towards this. If you're a law graduate and you're into copyright, privacy, freedom of expression or anything of the sort I would strongly recommend it.

- Jag Bahra, Research Intern

These are our currently available roles:

Local Groups Volunteer

From Edinburgh to Brighton, ORG has local teams in over a dozen cities large & small across the UK and we are always recruiting volunteers. Local groups offer a prime opportunity to gain the broad skillset necessary to run a successful campaign. You can work with groups to help them run a programme of events and campaign activities, and learn how to use MeetUp, email and social media to promote their meetings and actions. Check out our local groups page to find a team near you, or email volunteer@openrightsgroup.org to ask about getting connected to a group.

Digital Volunteer

Our digital volunteers design, produce and post campaign materials like infographics and campaign videos. If you have social media, digital design or video skills, we have the equipment and editing software. This is an excellent opportunity to hone those skills - vital for any future work in digital media. See our YouTube and Vimeo channels for examples. 

How to apply

Send an email to volunteer@openrightsgroup.org

You can also join the volunteer email list here.

Please include your CV, a covering letter explaining why you're interested. If applicable, please also include examples of your work - either video, blogs or research depending on the position you are applying for.

If you don't have the time for any of these roles, please read our get involved page which lists some of the other ways you can help ORG!

Our volunteers have a structured role, and are vital in all of our campaigns and actions - and they don't fetch coffee.