Volunteer speakers and preachers have a vital role to play in Christian Aid’s work.
They take stories about the projects Christian Aid supports to churches and other community groups around Britain and Ireland.
Their words inspire people to get involved with Christian Aid by giving, taking action and praying for change.
Could you be a Christian Aid speaker?
We would love to hear from you if you:
• can communicate with enthusiasm and inspire others
• have experience of preaching and/or public speaking
• share our vision for an end to poverty
• are comfortable speaking within different church environments and are willing to make contact with local church leaders
• are willing to learn more about Christian Aid’s work
• are able to do at least six speaking engagements a year.
We will provide you with:
• support and training
• opportunities to share ideas with other volunteers
• a wide range of resources
• out-of-pocket expenses
'A practical way to live out my faith'
Swaraj Jeyasingh first started speaking for Christian Aid because of his interest in poverty and development.
He was initially asked to speak to local churches about the trade justice campaign.
Over the last few years his role has evolved, and he now speaks on a range of topics.
Swaraj enjoys preparing talks, learning about issues relating to global poverty and thinking of ways to connect these issues with Bible passages.
He also likes visiting different churches, meeting new people and sharing Christian Aid’s vision for a more just world.
‘I get a real buzz from knowing I have inspired people to take action,’ he says. ‘It is a practical way to live out my faith.’
'I couldn’t keep the stories to myself'
Anne Parker began volunteering after travelling to Mali and witnessing our work at first hand: she couldn’t keep to herself the stories she heard on her trip.
Anne speaks in churches and at midweek meetings, and her passion and enthusiasm for Christian Aid’s work are obvious to all who hear her.
Anne finds Christian Aid’s resources really helpful and appreciates opportunities to meet with other volunteers, as they help re-energise her.
‘Speaking for Christian Aid has given my life a new focus, and I would advise anyone else thinking of doing so to find out more,’ Anne says.
‘Christian Aid will help you to become confident in the role.’
How do I apply?
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