Become a volunteer
Citizens Rights Project (CRP) relies on our team of volunteers across Scotland to deliver our programme of activities. Over the past 4 years we have recruited over 100 volunteers from across the country. We currently have 40 active volunteers who speak more than 18 different languages.
CRP volunteers learn skills whilst making a valuable difference to their local community. Volunteering for Citizens Rights Project is a fantastic opportunity to support vulnerable EU citizens and their family members to secure their migration status in the UK, safeguard and understand their rights, and integrate in Scotland.
Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences and boost your confidence.
We offer regular training and catch-up sessions to make sure our volunteers are up to date about the progress and new activities of the organisations. We also provide you with the resources and tools that you need to reach out your local community. You will be covered by our indemnity insurance.
Our charity is registered with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and most of our volunteers are accredited to provide free EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) advice. If this is what you would like to do, we will train you to become one of our advisers. If case work is not your thing, you can always help us with other aspects of our day-to-day activities. You can assist us with:
- providing language support for clients
- connecting us with clients,
- translating queries and answers from/to clients,
- promoting our services and activities on social media and within your local area,
- delivering multilingual online information sessions,
- translating social media posts, materials, and resources,
- mailing campaigns
- organising and delivering online and in-person events
- understanding and identifying migrant support gaps in your community
Do you have other skills such as website development, managing social media, writing content, researching or admin? We are also interested in hearing from you!
Currently, we are particularly interested in hearing from:
- Law students interested in getting some working experience in providing immigration support and advice
- People who speak Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, French, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Slovak and Ukrainian.
- People living in Scottish rural areas
- People based in the Highlands and Islands, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Fife, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Galloway.
If you want to learn more about volunteering for Citizens Rights Project, we encourage you to read this inspiring story from one of our volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering with us or would like more information, please complete this form and we will contact you as soon as possible.