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By volunteering your time you can gain experience, use your skills and help improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.

Current opportunities 

 


Volunteer with Christian Aid at Greenbelt Festival

Do you love festivals, Christian Aid, music, arts and camping?  

The Greenbelt arts festival (25-29 August) is a key event in Christian Aid’s calendar. It enables us to get our message across to festival-goers who (like us) are passionate about putting their faith into action to challenge global poverty and injustice. Volunteers are vital to making our presence at Greenbelt a success.
As a festival volunteer for Christian Aid at Greenbelt, you will be part of a fabulous team and make a practical contribution to Christian Aid’s work. You’ll be engaging with festival-goers and getting our message across – and in between shifts you’ll also get some time to enjoy the festival.
In return for working one shift each day, you will receive free entry to the festival, access to our dedicated volunteer’s camping area, meals throughout the weekend, a discount voucher for the on-site bookshop and free access to the campsite showers – luxury!  You will also get the training you need for your role, and be part of a fun and friendly team.
We have vacancies for volunteers on our Youth, Café and Supporter Engagement Teams. 

To find out more about these exciting opportunities see task descriptions below;

Café Team Download the full task description (PDF, 0.3MB)

Logistics Team Download the full task description (PDF, 0.3MB)

Supporter Engagement Team Download the full task description (PDF, 0.3MB)

Youth Participation Team Download the full task description (PDF, 0.3MB)

For more information or to apply contact eastmidlands@christian-aid.org


Trust and Foundations Volunteer

The Trust and Foundations Volunteer will provide administrative support to the Trust and Foundations Team, as well as supporting in the management of Christian Aid’s Small and Medium Trust portfolio. The Trust and Foundations Volunteer will make an important contribution to Christian Aid’s fundraising work. They will raise and manage unrestricted and restricted funds to support Christian Aid’s programmes around the world.

As a volunteer in Christian Aid’s head office you will have the opportunity to use and develop your administration skills, be part of a team and contribute to Christian Aid’s work in eradicating poverty.

You will receive training and support from staff. Out-of-pocket expenses (up to £20 a day)  
What skills do I need?

• good writing and research skills
• good working knowledge of databases, spreadsheet and word-processing software
• attention to detail and accuracy
• an ability to use your initiative and be flexible
• an ability to maintain confidentiality 
• an ability to work to deadlines
• numeracy skills
• good communication skills
• good time management and organisational skills

It would also be useful if you had:
• knowledge of development issues
• knowledge or experience of fundraising

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please Download the full task description (PDF, 0.3MB)

Further information

For more details, please contact Ellie Jones email ejones@christian-aid.org  

How to apply

To apply, please complete our online application form (Word, 0.2MB)

Once completed, please e-mail your application form to Volunteering@christian-aid.org

We value diversity and welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Deadline: Sunday 19 June 2016 at 4pm.


Receptionist Volunteer

Would you like to be part of an effective and friendly team volunteering within an international development charity and to make a difference to the lives of some of the world’s poorest people?

The receptionist volunteer will be part of a team providing a high level of customer service to members of Christian Aid and the general public using initiative, communication skills and acting promptly and effectively with requests. Christian Aid’s Receptionist volunteer makes an important contribution to Christian Aid’s work by extending the capacity of Christian Aid staff.

 
You will receive training and support from staff. Out-of-pocket expenses (up to £15 a day).  
What skills do I need?
• To be friendly and approachable
• To be able to work as part of a team
• Good organisational skills
• Able to keep calm under pressure
• Good communication skills
• Professional telephone manner
• Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation would be desirable or willingness to learn

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please Download the full task description (PDF, 0.3MB)

Further information

For more details, please contact Peter Kobelis email pkobelis@christian-aid.org

How to apply

To apply, please complete our online application form (Word, 0.2MB)

Once completed, please e-mail your application form to Volunteering@christian-aid.org

We value diversity and welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Deadline: Sunday 5 June 2016 at 4pm.


Volunteers with teaVolunteer Teacher

Christian Aid volunteer teachers share stories about our work around the world with schools and other groups across Britain and Ireland. They engage children with aspects of global poverty and inspire them to take action for our work.

We would like to expand our team across London and are looking for volunteers who can be available to lead assemblies, workshops or lessons at least once a month.

You will need to have experience of working creatively with teachers and young people (primary and/or secondary), be committed to our work and preferably have confidence speaking about the motivation of a faith-based charity.

Download the full task description (PDF, 0.3MB)

Further information

For more details, please contact the London team on 020 7523 2321 or email London@christian-aid.org

How to apply

To apply, please complete our online application form (Word, 0.2MB)

Once completed, please e-mail your application form to London@christian-aid.org

Deadline: this is an ongoing opportunity.

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How we can help 

Your local Christian Aid team is on hand to:

- provide speakers
- run workshops
- provide resources
- promote your event
- offer advice & support

Contact your local office to find out more.