International corporate volunteering | ActionAid UK

International corporate volunteering

ActionAid’s corporate First Hand Experiences combine employee fundraising with volunteering overseas. These unique, fully immersive experiences will leave your employees engaged, inspired, and motivated.

We will take 20-30 of your company’s staff to work on a project for five days, helping to construct vitally-needed buildings within communities across the world such as classrooms, libraries or community centres.

“A life changing experience, where colleagues become friends and life gets put into a new amazing perspective”

Laura, Turner Broadcasting. Corporate First Hand Experience participant

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What will you be doing?

You’ll be working alongside local people on your building project, learning about the challenges they face and showing solidarity.

Building houses in Mozambique

Building

You could be digging foundations, clearing land or mixing concrete. Don’t worry, you don’t need any building experience to take part. 

Welcome ceremony on a First Hand Experience

Local culture

There will be the opportunity to experience traditional culture at a welcome ceremony, on the project visit and sightseeing tours before the build.

Team Building on an ActionAid overseas volunteering project

Team building

An incredible team building experience for colleagues that also gives you an opportunity to meet lots of amazing people along the way.

Visit our projects in Tanzania

Visiting other ActionAid projects

During the week you will have the opportunity to visit nearby projects, to gain a broader insight into our work in the area you are supporting.

 

A bespoke project to suit your company

We build flexible partnerships that complement your business and CSR goals, giving you the opportunity to use your charitable giving to take ownership of the outcomes of a project.

Choose a country

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Your First Hand Experience could take place in Mozambique, Zambia, Nepal or Cambodia. 

Choose a project

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Our building projects address the greatest needs in the community, from classrooms to community centres.

Choose a funding model

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Whatever works for you: individual employee fundraising targets, company donations or a mixture of both.

How we will work together

  • A dedicated account manager will meet with you to ensure you get everything you need out of the partnership
  • We’ll organise all of the logistics of your trip 
  • We will provide inspirational talks at your workplace to ensure employees are fully prepared for the project
  • The best fundraising resources and materials will help reach your funding targets

 

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What’s included in my trip?

  • International flights from London
  • All meals and drinking water
  • First aid trained team leader
  • Accommodation (3* hotel or camping)
  • Transport within country

What’s not included

You’ll need to organise some items yourself, and pay for a few things during your First Hand Experience. These include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Visa
  • Any spending money and tips
  • Travel to and from UK airport
  • Your vaccinations

Contact us

If you have any questions about our corporate overseas volunteering programmes then please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you:


01460 238000

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Page updated 11 December 2017