Volunteer

Open Rights Group (ORG) is a UK based digital campaigning organisation working to protect the rights to privacy and free speech online. We have over 3,000 active supporters, we are a grassroots organisation with offices in central London and in Edinburgh.

Getting involved:

There are many ways to become involved in ORG’s work. You can support our campaigns, donate, attend our events, contribute to our wiki, or join one of  ORG’s activist groups across the UK. Whatever you choose to do, your contribution is valued by ORG. You can find out more about the different ways to get involved here.

ORG is committed to embracing diversity and promoting equality and we want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to contribute to our work. With that goal in mind, we do not offer structured, unpaid volunteer roles in our offices because we recognise that not everyone is in a position to give their time for free.

Instead, we would like to work with people interested, to seek funding from Universities, find paid fellowships, and work with corporate partners who offer their staff secondment opportunities, as well as working with charitable trusts who fund internships.

ORG does offer a more informal way for those who wish to donate their time and that is through our regional activist groups. We believe this type of grassroots campaigning is core to our activist roots and it is structured very differently to a more traditional office based volunteering position. You can find out more about ORG’s regional activist groups here. ORG’s volunteer group organisers contribute their time in an ad-hoc way, are reimbursed for their expenses and they are supported by an ORG staff member.

Law School Summer Placements:

ORG is looking to collaborate with law schools to enable students to work with ORG over the summer. If you are interested in a summer placement with ORG through your law school, please get in touch with info@openrightsgroup.org.

ORG is not able to provide direct funding. We ask applicants to seek sponsorship from law school-funds and other public interest funding initiatives. Please get in touch with info@openrightsgroup.org if you are interested in discussing this further.

Corporate Placements:

ORG is looking to collaborate with companies and corporate partners who offer secondments to their staff. If you are interested in providing a secondment opportunity for your staff we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with info@openrightsgroup.org.

ORG Local Groups:

Open Rights Group has local groups of activists in a dozen locations across the UK. The local groups contribute hugely to ORG’s work including promoting our campaigns, hosting events across the UK. The groups events are coordinated by a volunteer organiser and the are supported in their activism and campaigning by ORG’s Campaigns Manager.

If you would like to know more about opportunities at ORG please get in touch  info@openrightsgroup.org.