Vacancies & Volunteering



Release are looking for a creative and resourceful individual to join our organisation as the TalkingDrugs and Social Media Co-ordinator. Deadline for applications is Monday 13 May 2019. Find out more here.



Release has a proud history of offering volunteer and internship opportunities where we work with you in developing your ideas and skills. So, if you think you would like to explore the availability of volunteering or interning with us then contact the relevant person below. Remember we do not 'shoe horn' you into a role; we work with you to develop yourself.

Release is committed to the fair treatment of its employees and potential employees and as such, applicants, and members of staff with either a spent, or unspent conviction will not be unfairly discriminated against. However, due to the sensitive nature of some of Release's work, those working alongside vulnerable adults and/or young people may be required to undertake a DBS check.

Legal volunteers: A good way to gain experience prior to entering the job market. Applicants need to have successfully completed at least the first year and criminal law module of a UK law degree (or the Graduate Diploma in Law) and have a strong interest in criminal law and human rights. Volunteers carry out a variety of activities including assisting the legal team with casework and advising on our helpline following training. Please email Kirstie Douse with your CV and a covering letter to be considered for this position.

Communications volunteers: If you are passionate about the issues Release campaigns on, enjoy writing, and have an interest in social media then you might want to consider this role. This will primarily involve working on Release's innovative multilingual project TalkingDrugs. Contact Avinash Tharoor with a brief email and a CV.

Drugs team volunteers: The drugs team take volunteers from a range of disciplines, if you have an interest in and some knowledge of issues related to illicit drug use, and would like to be involved in operating the Release drugs helpline then this is the role for you. Please email Gary Sutton with a CV and a covering letter.

Research volunteers: Release periodically takes on volunteers to assist with primary research. Previous research topics have included institutional responses to student drug use, take-home naloxone provision, ethnic disparities in drug policing and prosecutions, and decriminalisation across the globe. Applicants typically have a strong interest drug policy and an understanding of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Please email Zoe Carre with your CV and a covering letter.