Volunteers carry out a range of roles in our regional and national offices, and at our head office in London, including:
- administrative support such as database work, contacting supporters and responding to enquiries
- supporting campaigns, fundraising events or media and communications work
- roles requiring specialist skills such as finance, audit, and research.
The opportunities available will depend on the needs of the individual office. Some are long-term, while others may be short-term projects. Some roles may also be done from home to fit around your other commitments.
Volunteers are offered support, training and out-of-pocket expenses.
Liz Gwynne has been volunteering in our Warrington office since 2006
As well as helping to keep the database up-to-date, she responds to supporter enquiries which, as a long-term supporter herself, she is well qualified to do.
Liz likes being part of the team and enjoys learning about Christian Aid’s work. She feels proud that she can tell people that the money they give is used effectively.
Although she has supported Christian Aid financially for many years, Liz feels that through volunteering her commitment has grown and she sees the gift of her time as a tangible expression of her faith.
Christian Baeza volunteers in our London head office
IT student Christian Baeza volunteers with the IT support team. He contributes his skills by responding to calls from staff and finding solutions to their IT problems.
Christian is also gaining valuable work experience: developing analytical skills, learning to prioritise, and explaining solutions to staff members who may not have technical expertise.
Christian says that he is well supported by his supervisor, enjoys helping solve problems and being part of a relaxed and friendly team.