Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Guest Writer

We are currently seeking volunteer guest writers. Volunteer bloggers will post content on designated days concerning the core rule of law issues currently facing our nation: surveillance, detention, torture, and secrecy. Posts can be as simple as a short summary of existing material, linking to the original source—or potentially more involved, featuring your original writing for review and editing by Defending Rights & Dissent staff.

Become a Guest Researcher

Defending Rights & Dissent is currently seeking volunteer researchers. Research projects include identifying academics writing about issues including torture, detention and surveillance, and collecting their contact information to support Defending Rights & Dissent outreach efforts to college campus communities. Other projects involve identifying members of city councils around the country who supported resolutions opposing the PATRIOT Act and ascertaining whom among them still holds public office and in what capacity. Further projects are available relating to each of the PCC affinity groups’ respective projects.

Volunteer in a School

Teaching young people about the Constitution and Bill of Rights is one of the most important ways to protect and defend the rights and freedoms they guarantee to all Americans. Volunteer to give a guest presentation at a school near you!

There are many opportunities to give a school presentation, including:

  • Constitution Day (September 17)
  • Election Day (early November)
  • Bill of Rights Day (December 15)
  • Flag Day (June 14)

Just ask the school principal or teacher whose school you’d like to visit if you can give a guest presentation on one of these days—or any other day of the year!

Contact us to learn more about volunteering with Defending Rights & Dissent