Join our volunteer team

Want to help shape the future of democracy whilst gaining experience in policy-making, report-writing, and event-planning?

We’re looking for three new volunteers to join our team.

Examples of activities you can expect to get involved with include:

  • Assisting with policy roundtables and focus groups
  • Designing recommendations and co-authoring reports
  • Helping organise panels and our popular, evening event series

Time commitment: Volunteers are expected to contribute around two to three hours a week, however this may differ on occasion, e.g. with events. In addition, they will be expected to attend occasional team meetings in London.

Qualifications: Knowledge of UK politics and, ideally, previous experience (academic or work) of research methods and report-writing. Additionally, we are looking for individuals who have a demonstrable interest in technology and democracy.

Closing date: Friday 17th May 2019, 11.59pm.

Volunteering with WebRoots Democracy is a great opportunity to gain invaluable experience, to meet new people, and to make a difference. Our existing and previous volunteers have gone onto gain employment in political parties, charities, think tanks, the Civil Service, and Parliament.

To apply, please email a covering letter (1 page max) setting out why you would be suited to the role as well as your CV (2 pages max) to areeq@webrootsdemocracy.org.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Areeq at the same address.

Maya - Volunteer

“Volunteering with WebRoots Democracy is a really fantastic experience, both personally and professionally. I’ve developed a strong set of important skills when working on issues of political and technological justice such as primary and secondary research, advocacy, report-writing, and event-organising.”

Tess Woolfenden

“Volunteering with WebRoots Democracy is, by far, one of the most rewarding experiences. In a constantly evolving digital landscape, no two days look the same and the development opportunities are unrivalled.”

Khadija Said

“I have hugely increased my knowledge on the role of technology within democracy, such as the potential of online voting and the challenges involved with regulating social media platforms. Through my involvement with WebRoots, I’ve been able to attend a number of really interesting events on a wide range of political issues.”

Maya Fryer

“This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands on experience of policy development in the technology space. Being involved in WebRoots provides high level exposure to Westminster politics as well as opportunities for networking, lobbying, research and report writing.”

Laura Deslandes

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