Citizens Rights Project (Western Isles)

Mision and vision
EU Citizens’ Rights Project provides information, advice and support for EU citizens in Scotland by connecting groups and organisations working within European communities. We are a group of third sector workers, researchers, legal experts and volunteers. You can find more about our core team here.

Our aim is to assist EU nationals in accessing information and advice on citizens’ rights, and to encourage and facilitate their contacts with public sector and government organisations. We want to inform EU nationals about opportunities available to them in Scotland, but also to promote awareness of their concerns and needs, especially those raised by the likelihood of Brexit.

Current opportunity

Volunteering opportunity July 2020 Citizens Rights Project is focused on providing information about the EU Settlement Scheme, which involves the application process for the settled or pre-settled status for Eu/EEA/Swiss nationals, and their family members, living in the UK. We are looking for community leaders, caseworkers or local organisers with experience in social work or similar (i.e.: citizens’ rights, community development, cultural integration and diversity, migrant issues, vulnerable individuals and communities, etc.) who would like to volunteer with us. Your role will be to provide information and advice about the EU Settlement Scheme, and assist eligible EU/EEA/Swiss community members with the application process. As our volunteer you will: - learn about the EU Settlement Scheme - receive free training and OISC Level 1 (limited to EUSS) accreditation - acquire experience providing 1-2-1 advice under the supervision of an experienced immigration adviser - provide language and technological support in making applications to the EU Settlement Scheme - work closely with vulnerable EU/EEA/Swiss community members with complex needs and assist them in the process of securing their legal rights in the UK - join the network of organisations who support European communities in the UK We offer volunteer placements to willing and eligible candidates who can dedicate a few hours a week of their time. The placements are open to anyone with right to reside in the UK, and is not limited to UK and other EU nationals. However, speakers of another European language as well as English are especially welcome to join the programme. We especially look for candidates from Scottish Borders, Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Western Islands, Orkney, Shetland and Highlands.