Helping EachOther

Our volunteers

We owe a lot to our volunteers.

When Adam Wagner started RightsInfo up four years ago, most of the stories on our website were written by volunteers. We know how important volunteers can be. Since then we’ve expanded and grown and been set up as a full time charity. We now have an in-house editorial and creative team but we still have volunteers who help us.

What can you do as an EachOther volunteer?

We have two different kinds of volunteers:

  • Administrative support – you could be helping with project work and day to day our operations, website and/or media teams.
  • Writers – you’ll be writing engaging, easy-to-understand articles and resources about human rights. 

Basic information

All writer volunteers can work remotely and will engage with our editorial team digitally. We hold regular volunteer get togethers at our office in Holloway in London to undertake learning sessions and enable everyone to have the opportunity to meet the central tea.

All administrative volunteering roles are based in our office in London, we look for a commitment of at least one day a week for a minimum of three months – and we look to set you up with one or two contained projects in that time.

We will cover travel costs to and from the office (within London travel zones 1 – 6) and a daily lunch allowance up to a maximum of £7. All volunteer roles are unpaid.

We welcome volunteers from outside London, but we can’t help with travel arrangements, work permits or accommodation.

How to get involved

We only accept applications for specific vacancies, so we’re unable to consider speculative work enquiries or CVs.

EachOther encourages applications from all sections of the community, from all ages and backgrounds. We do our best to treat everyone equally.

We still have a team of volunteers who help us with some particular kinds of stories, and on occasion we advertise for new opportunities. This is always advertised online and through our mailing list – so if you’re a student journalist or lawyer or would like to write about human rights and have some writing skills, and would like to write for us  – or you’ve experience with websites or design and like our creative resources and want to get involved – the best way to do that is to sign up below or follow us on social media to ensure you know the next time we advertise.

We generally though would rather pay people for their time – and do not support unpaid internships or work experience. We are constantly looking for ways that we can commission early career journalists, designers, illustrators and writers with paid work.

Current volunteering opportunities

We are currently looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to assist with a number of administrative projects with our media and editorial teams. Volunteers will be assigned to one of three projects:

  • Helping with amending and editing web content for our new website
  • Helping on a design research project
  • Helping with writing copy for our video pages

Person Specification
Essential / Desirable

Competencies
• Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office – Essential for all roles
• Proficiency in Photoshop – Essential for design role
• Proficiency in copywriting – Essential for copywriting role
• Proficiency in WordPress – Essential for web content role

Knowledge, skills and abilities
• Commitment to, and understanding of, EachOther’s objectives and work – Essential
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal – Essential
• Excellent research skills – Essential
• Understanding of UK human rights – Desirable

Experience
• Experience of working in an office environment – Desirable
• Experience of in a not-for-profit organisation (paid or unpaid) – Desirable

Interested applicants should refer to the person specification for the role they’re interested in and complete the application form.

KEY DATES

  • The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 27 January 2020. No applications will be accepted after this time. Please send this completed application form to volunteer@eachother.org.uk. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted as early as possible with confirmation of interview details.
  • Interviews will be held during the week commencing 3 February at our offices on the Holloway Road.
  • A training and induction afternoon will be held during the week commencing 10 February 2020
  • Placements to begin the week commencing Monday 17 February 2020.

We are happy to consider holding interviews by Skype, where necessary.

If you require any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application and/or attend an interview, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Other volunteering opportunties
When we don’t have opportunities – you can always find other places you might be able to help with. Here are other  volunteer opportunities with other organisations.