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 – Priority Rights

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 Volunteers

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. We are looking for volunteers with an interest in challenging hate crime to work with us on the current phase of the projects which runs to March 2020. Whilst knowledge of socio-economic rights would be an advantage, your ability to start conversations with a wide range of people is more important. Experience of interviewing and/or facilitating focus groups would be helpful in this role.

For this role, we are looking for a commitment of around 3 hours per week.


Young People’s Indicator Report Volunteer

We are delighted to be supporting the Youth Council, Show Me That I Matter and I Still Matter groups in creating a new human rights indicator report that reflects the human rights priorities of young people in the city. We are looking for a volunteer to help facilitate the later stages of the project inj the coming months, working with young people to identify indicators, and collect and share information in appropriate formats.


Disability Human Rights Forum Volunteer

In this role, you will help us to set up a new Disability Human Rights Forum for York. We are looking ideally for a volunteer who expects to be able to be a part of the project for around one year. Typical activities will be to help organise meetings (including enabling attendees to participate from home); assist in sending out information, invitations, and surveys; publicise the forum and events; contact potential guest speakers, etc.


Website Volunteer

We are looking for someone who can help us to keep our website up to date, and help us to ensure that our content is displayed in a way that is easily accessible for all. We have some plans to change the layout of the website, to make it easier to navigate, and would value ideas on how to do this.


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