Use your skills to make a real contribution
Sharing your knowledge, skills and energy with others makes a huge difference. Our placements are carefully designed with everyone from governments to local community groups to make sure you pass on the right skills to the right people.
This way, people can lift themselves out of poverty, and stop relying on others. And you'll change the lives of many, many people.
Join us and see just how much of a difference you could make.
How we support you
It's often a big decision to volunteer. We'll support you every step of the way.
Volunteer health and safety is a priority. We ensure our volunteers are medically fit to travel and will be kept safe and healthy throughout the duration of their placement. Our country office staff will be there to help.
Depending on your placement, you may also be entitled to financial support.
Find and apply for a role
We’re always recruiting skilled professionals from different backgrounds and sectors. Could it be you?
Where we work
Improving Market Access for the Poor
Lake Zone Youth Empowerment project
Tanzania Local Enterprise Development (T-LED)
Collective Action for Rights Realisation in Extractives Industry (CLARITY)
Interactive theatre for justice
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