Volunteering with Christian Aid is a way to:
• use your skills
• work for a cause you believe in
• have fun
• live out your faith
• gain work experience
• inspire the next generation
• meet like-minded people
• change the world
• make the most of your time
People volunteer with us for many different reasons, but they’ve all got one thing in common: by giving their time they are helping to improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.
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IF campaign volunteers
What can I do?
We offer a range of volunteering opportunities through our national and regional offices across the UK and Ireland and at our head office in London.
Volunteer in one of our offices
Join our speaker team
Become a volunteer teacher
Join our Collective internship
Videos: find out more about working with Christian Aid from some of our current volunteers
Alternatively, if you have another idea of how you would like to volunteer your time with us we’d be happy to discuss it.
Please note, Christian Aid doesn’t send volunteers to work in developing countries as we work through local partner organisations.
What support will I get?
All volunteers get an induction, on-going training for their role, out of pocket expenses and the support of a member of staff.
Christian Aid recognises that volunteers are key partners in our work and we are committed to involving and supporting them as best we can.
As a sign of that commitment, we are pleased to have achieved Investing in Volunteers status.
How do I apply?
• Follow the links on this map to find opportunities in your local area or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
• Request more information or return this application form to the named staff member.
Once we've received your application, we'll get in touch and may invite you to an informal interview. You'll also need to give us the names of two referees.
If we feel the volunteering opportunity is not right for you, we'll let you know. Where volunteering involves contact with children or young people, you'll need to be checked with the Disclosure and Barring Service (or national equivalent).
And some important info...
Christian Aid welcomes volunteers from all sections of the community. We do our best to treat everyone equally.
Please note that all our volunteering opportunities are based in the UK. We welcome volunteers from outside the UK, but we can't help with travel arrangements, visas or accommodation.
To find out more, read our volunteering policy
Other ways to get involved
If you don’t have time to volunteer at the moment, or can’t find a suitable opportunity near you, there are lots of other ways that you can support our work:
• Using our resources in your church
You may also be interested in:
• Job opportunities with Christian Aid
• Becoming an ecumenical accompanier