We currently have a number of volunteering opportunities. If you are interested in any of these roles, or would like some more information, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.
Social Media Volunteer
We are looking for an enthusiastic social media user who can help us to grow our followers, and promote human rights events organised by ourselves and other organisations in our network. You will also provide content and images that engage, inspire and inform, commenting on human rights aspects of relevant local and national news articles. An understanding of socio-economic rights in the UK would be advantageous.
For this role, we are looking for a commitment of around 6 hours per week, researching, drafting and scheduling posts for our Twitter and Facebook pages.
Community Voices Volunteer
Community Voices is a project that is sponsored by City of York Council. This project seeks to engage with members of the community who are less likely to be consulted by public agencies. The project is currently in a pilot phase, until the end of March 2019. You will simply talk to people from two different wards in the city, identifying common themes and any potential for cross-ward collaboration. Whilst knowledge of socio-economic rights would be an advantage, your ability to start conversations with a wide range of people is more important.
For this role, we are looking for a commitment of around 3 hours per week.
We are currently working on this year’s indicator report which will focus on the Right to Housing. Volunteers will be part of a team conducting interviews and focus groups with members of certain communities, and surveys with members of the general public. You will also be involved in analysing the data, and helping to design and collate the report. There is also an opportunity, if you have digital skills, to assist in creating an interactive, online version of the report.
For this role, we are looking for a commitment of between 20 and 40 hours between now and the end of September.
Human Rights Culture and Film Festival Volunteers
Dates and venues for the 2018 Human Rights Festival are due to be announced shortly; we are looking for volunteers for a range of tasks, including marketing, publicity, pre-event logistics, and assistance during events. Typical tasks will include writing press releases, designing posters and flyers, helping to carry equipment into and out of venues, greeting audience members, arranging seating, photography, etc.
Volunteers may work as little as one evening (plus briefing), up to a few hours a week for four months.