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Why volunteer?

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.

  • We need people who are eager and ready to share the work of communicating our vision.' Rowan Williams, Christian Aid Chair 

Volunteering with us is a way to:

• Use your skills

• Gain work experience

• Work for a cause you believe in

• Make the most of your time

• Live out your faith

• Meet like-minded people

• Have fun!  

In their own words

Listen to some of our volunteers talking about what motivates them to give their time to Christian Aid. 

In the spotlight   

Family Fun DayJordan Greer, Northern Ireland Collective Intern 



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.

David Somerville Volunteer in one of our offices




Volunteer speaker Ethel   Join our speaker team




Volunteer teacher Emily Bradbury Become a volunteer teacher 




Christian Aid Collective logoJoin our Collective internship




Andrew AdamsVideos: find out more about working with Christian Aid from some of our current volunteers  



We’d love to hear any other new ideas you might have. However, please note that 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 receive an induction and training for their role, as well as support from a Christian Aid staff member.

We reimburse all out-of-pocket expenses incurred when you’re volunteering with us.


How do I apply?

• Follow the links on this map to find opportunities in your local area or contact volunteering@christian-aid.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).

Find a volunteering opportunity


Important information

Christian Aid welcomes volunteers from across the UK and we do our best to treat everyone equally.

All of our volunteering opportunities are based in the UK.

We welcome volunteers from outside the UK but, unfortunately, we can’t help with travel arrangements, visas or accommodation. Please read our volunteering policy for more information. 


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

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