We offer volunteer placements with our office in Central London, which require a minimum time commitment of 14 hours per week for 3 months. We are looking for individuals over the age of 16 who are responsible, motivated and able to work on their own initiative. The ideal candidates will also be flexible, able to work as part of a small team and keen to gain experience in the legal/human rights field. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are conducting remote placements in our virtual office.

Please note: For all placements, membership of Amicus is required


Social Media Volunteers

We are now accepting applications for Social Media Volunteers starting as soon as possible. There is no deadline for applications, we recruit on a rolling basis.  


Job Description:

Fulfil human rights and death penalty research tasks and design social media content for Amicus. 

Key Tasks:

  • Preparing social media posts for all of our platforms: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Research topics to create posts about
  • Keeping up to date with scheduled executions in the US and outcomes of upcoming court hearings in death penalty cases
  • Assistance with preparation of content for our monthly newsletter
  • Helping to keep our social media accounts and our website updated
  • Preparing promotional content for our events
  • Additional ad hoc tasks as required

Please note that as we are a small office, with a great need for support, we give this description as a guide only; placements will be comprised of the work most needed at the time.

Essential Requirements:

  1. Must be over the age of 16
  2. Membership of Amicus
  3. Available 1 day per week for 3 months 
  4. Excellent written and spoken English
  5. Ability to plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines
  6. Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office packages
  7. Good attention to detail
  8. An interest in charities, human rights and law preferred 
  9. Previous social media/design experience in a professional capacity preferred 


Terms:
All volunteers are required to commit to 7 hours per week (1 day) for 3 months. Please note that we are currently unable to provide expenses, but our office remains remote.


How to apply:

Please send a CV and one sample Instagram post featuring a piece of recent news relevant to Amicus to admin@amicus-alj.org.


Deadlines:

There is no deadline for applications. We recuit on a rolling basis.

Keep an eye out for further details on our website (under News) and on our social media pages. 


Casework Volunteers

We are now accepting applications for Casework Volunteers starting in September 2022. The deadline for applications is Monday 5th September 2022 at 23:59 BST. Applications for Casework Volunteers starting in July 2022 are now closed. We are unable to consider applications beyond this deadline. 


Job Description:

Support our US affiliate offices with death penalty casework. 

Key Tasks:

  • Document processing in death penalty (and juvenile) cases in the US 
  • Assisting with our two major death penalty research projects
  • Organising online files for US and UK-based casework teams
  • Partaking in casework briefings 
  • Additional ad hoc tasks as required

Please note that as we are a small office, with a great need for support, we give this description as a guide only; placements will be comprised of the work most needed at the time.

Essential Requirements:

  1. Must be over the age of 18
  2. Membership of Amicus
  3. Available for 2 days per week for 3 months 
  4. Strong relevant work experience
  5. Excellent written and spoken English
  6. Ability to plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines
  7. Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office packages
  8. Good attention to detail
  9. A strong interest in law and human rights
  10. Previous casework or legal experience preferable 


Terms:
All volunteers are required to commit to 14 hours per week (across 2 days, Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm) for 3 months (September-December 2022). Please note that we are currently unable to provide expenses, but our office remains remote.


How to apply:

Please send a CV and a short covering letter, outlining how you meet the requirements and confirm that you are available for the specified period. Send your application to admin@amicus-alj.org.

The covering letter must be one A4 page maximum, in a size 11 font minimum. 


Deadlines:

The deadline for applications to be considered for September-December 2022 is Monday 5th September 2022 at 23:59 BST. We are unable to consider applications beyond this deadline. 


Office Volunteers

We are now accepting applications for Office Volunteers starting in September 2022. The deadline for applications is Monday 29th August 2022 at 23:59 BST. Applications for UK Office Volunteers starting in July 2022 are now closed. We are unable to consider any applications beyond this deadline. 


Job Description:

Key Tasks:

  • Sending out correspondence, processing registrations, communicating with members and handling general queries
  • Assisting with the administration and completion of casework
  • Helping to keep our Twitter and Facebook accounts and our website updated
  • Researching grants and other funding opportunities
  • Assisting Amicus staff with the planning and preparation of various events
  • Additional ad hoc tasks as required

Please note that as we are a small office, with a great need for support, we give this description as a guide only; placements will be comprised of the work most needed at the time.

Essential Requirements:

  1. Must be over the age of 16
  2. Membership of Amicus
  3. Strong relevant work experience, preferably in an office environment (can include voluntary work)
  4. Excellent written and spoken English
  5. Ability to plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines
  6. Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft Office packages
  7. Good attention to detail
  8. A strong interest in law and human rights


Desirable:

  • Experience of administration-based work
  • Experience of work in marketing, fundraising, publicity and/or event management
  • Experience of using social media for professional purposes
  • Law graduates or those currently undertaking a law degree or other relevant qualification 


Terms:
All volunteers are required to commit to 14 hours per week (across 2 days a week, Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm) for 3 months (September-December 2022). Please note that we are currently unable to provide expenses, but our office remains remote.


How to apply:

Please send a CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the requirements and confirm that you are available for the specified period. Send your application to admin@amicus-alj.org.

The covering letter must be one A4 page maximum, in a size 11 font minimum. 


Deadlines:

The deadline for applications is Monday 29th August 2022 at 23:59 BST. Applications for UK Office Volunteers starting in July 2022 are now closed. We are unable to consider any applications beyond this deadline. 

Keep an eye out for further details on our website (under News) and on our social media pages. 

 

Further questions?

If you have any further questions, please contact us. Also, please remember to check out our volunteer blog to hear about placement experiences first-hand.