Volunteer with us

Board of Trustees

Please click on the link to find out more about our current recruitment for Trustees.

Office Volunteer

Our volunteer legal advisers are vital to the delivery of our telephone advice lines.

To volunteer with us you must be a woman*, and a qualified solicitor, barrister or legal executive with a current practising certificate and experience in either family, employment or immigration and asylum law.

You must be willing to commit to deliver one advice session each month. Advice sessions on the Family and Sexual Harassment advice lines are 2 hours and 3 hours for the Immigration and Asylum advice lines.

All of our staff and volunteers are currently working remotely and we will consider applications from women across England and Wales.

Volunteer legal advisers receive training and expenses and we arrange regular events such as CPD accredited training and social events.

If you are interested in volunteering on our advice lines download the documents below:

Advice line volunteers

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Family law volunteer application form

Immigration and asylum law volunteer application form

Sexual Harassment advice line volunteer application form

“I have been a volunteer with Rights of Women since September 2003, which possibly makes me one of the longest-serving telephone advisers on the evening helpline; in a way this speaks for itself!  The helpline is an indispensable service and many women have told me that they consider it a lifeline, “a star in a dark place”. 
I feel as a professional woman that we all have a duty to lend a helping hand to those who need it when they are feeling frightened, vulnerable or just completely overwhelmed with the appalling feeling that the weight of the legal system. 
On a far more practical basis they also provide some very good chocolate and treats; by no means the main reason for volunteering but it should be taken into account as a factor…!”

Lorraine, family law solicitor and Volunteer Legal Adviser

Ideally, our service would not be required but whilst it is I hope that women will continue to contact us.”

Jenny, family law solicitor and Volunteer Legal Adviser

*Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I) applies

Website, Design and Marketing Volunteer(s)

Key skills: marketing, website design and management, copy writing, editing and proofreading.

Our website receives a considerable amount of traffic, and we are in the process of updating the website (moving platforms) to increase it’s potential at engaging and helping our service-users and supporters.

We are looking for website content administrator(s) to help design and populate our new website. You will be working alongside the Communications Officer to populate our new website, publishing new and existing content, maintaining a continuity of themes, designing and adapting layouts, streamlining navigation.

Familiarity with publishing and design software is desirable, but not necessary. The new website platform is Access NFP Website Suite, and experience using this platform is desirable but not necessary, and there are educational webinars and some technical support available from the Access On Boarding team to guide the process.

Most important is a problem-solving, ‘can-do’, creative attitude to ensuring we utilize the platform and ensure our content is engaging and accessible to our service-users. This includes interest in different methods of communication and collaborating with the communications officer to ensure that the website aligns with our brand and tone of voice and meets the organization’s standards.

The role is remote and the volunteer should be able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours a week to work (remotely) with our communications officer to populate the new website.

Due to the nature of our work, this position is for women* applicants only. Women with previous experience and/or knowledge in the women’s sector or women’s rights, preferred.

 Due to Covid19 the Rights of Women team are working remotely, from homes, and we would expect the successful applicant to do the same.

To apply, please send a covering letter addressing the key qualities set out in the role description together with a CV, and the monitoring form below.

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Applications can be emailed to info@row.org.uk. Please email applications under the subject line ‘Website Volunteer Application.’

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midday (12:00) Friday 12th February 2021

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately we are only able to contact you if you have been shortlisted.

Office Volunteer

Office volunteers support the administration and delivery of our vital legal advice and information services. This is an opportunity to gain experience working within a leading women’s legal organisation, learn more about the work we do, as well as attend our training and other events.

The volunteer will be a well-motivated, organised and reliable woman* with an understanding of and commitment to the work of Rights of Women. Computer literacy and good interpersonal skills are essential for this role, as is an ability to work as part of a small team, and a commitment to our aims and objectives. We are looking for a minimum commitment of 1 day per week, ideally on a Monday, for a period of at least 3 months. This role is based at our London office.

We encourage applications from women with a refugee background.

To apply, please send a covering letter addressing the key qualities set out in the role description together with a CV, and the monitoring form below.

Office Volunteer Role Description

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Applications can be emailed to info@row.org.uk

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately we are only able to contact you if you have been shortlisted.

 
 
 

Contact us at:


Rights of Women,
52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT.
Administration: 020 7251 6575
Email: info@row.org.uk