Volunteering and work experience

How you can volunteer for us

Liberty is one of the leading human rights organisations in the UK, campaigning to protect civil liberties and promote human rights for everyone.

We rely on the support of motivated and enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in the issues that Liberty tackles and keen to gain valuable experience working for an organisation with our reputation for campaigning impact.


What can you do as a Liberty volunteer?

There are two main types of volunteering role available:

Administrative support – you could be helping with the day-to-day work of our operations, membership, campaigns and/or media teams.

Advice and Information – you would be helping us respond to written queries from the public about their rights.

Basic information

Administrative support roles are based in our office in London. Advice and Information roles are remote. We generally look for a commitment of at least one full working day a week for a minimum of three months and up to six.

All volunteer roles are unpaid, but we can offer homeworking expenses of £10 a day. We welcome volunteers from inside or outside London.

How to get involved

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

Unfortunately we don’t have enough space to take on everyone who would like to volunteer, so there is competition for places. We ask everyone to complete an application form, provide a reference and attend a short interview.

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


Current volunteer opportunities

We currently have no volunteer vacancies.

We completed our most recent recruitment round for Advice & Information Volunteers in March 2024. We usually advertise for volunteers around every 6 months so please keep checking this page for updates.

Feedback from previous volunteers

“It has been the best volunteering programme I have done by quite a long way.”

Emma, former volunteer

“I loved my time as an A&I volunteer. The A&I officers and other volunteers were super friendly and helpful, and I learned heaps every week about how human rights can be utilised to help people. As a bonus, it looks great on my CV. If you’re considering applying, do it! I couldn’t recommend it more.”

Sam, former volunteer

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to volunteer with Liberty as part of their Advice and Information team. Over a six-month period, I researched and drafted substantive responses to members of the public seeking assistance on a range of fascinating and topical areas of law under the civil liberties and human rights umbrella.

Not only did this afford me the opportunity to hone my legal research skills and writing style, but working so closely with the A&I team gave me a real insight into the meaningful impact of Liberty’s work. To top it off, the team were incredibly welcoming, supportive and fun to work alongside – I cannot recommend the opportunity enough!”

Ellie, former volunteer

Work Experience

Liberty has a structured work experience programme in place for students aged 16-18 who are in or have recently completed full-time education. Successful applicants will gain some experience with each of the teams within Liberty (this includes the Legal, Policy and Press teams), leaving with a greater understanding of how a human rights NGO operates, and the different roles within one.

Current opportunities

We currently have no work experience vacancies.

Disability Confident Job Shadowing

As part of our commitment to being Disability Confident Committed we offer people with a disability classified under the Equality Act the chance to apply for job shadowing with us.

Each team at Liberty offers a two day placement, the scheme is flexible and open throughout the year. All we need to know is which team you’d like to work with, why you’d like to work with them and a little about you.

As a small organisation we cannot offer shadowing to all applicants, and will respond to all successful candidates within one month. We may also periodically close the window for applications if the programme becomes oversubscribed.

Applications forms should be submitted with a completed disability monitoring form. The information included on the monitoring form will not be used as part of the selection process.

We currently have no vacancies.