Volunteer opportunities | ActionAid UK

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to be a part of ActionAid’s work and develop your skills and expertise

If you would like to volunteer in our London office, or for local area activities within the UK, we would love to hear from you.

All available opportunities are advertised as we do not keep applications on file. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and age groups. Most roles require you to commit to at least one to two days a week, during standard working hours, for three months or more.

If there’s no volunteer opportunity that suits you, you can still help ActionAid UK by following us on Facebook and Twitter or joining our Youth Network. For more ideas, check out our what you can do suggestions.

Thank you for looking into giving your time to ActionAid, we look forward to working with you!

Current vacancies

Sorry – we’re fully staffed at the moment. But keep an eye on our Twitter feed (@ActionAidUK) to be the first to see new ActionAid job opportunities when they come up.


How to apply — please read this carefully!

To apply to volunteer at ActionAid UK, please email your CV, covering letter (2 sides maximum) and your completed equal opportunities monitoring form to volunteering@actionaid.org

Please ensure that you state your full name and the title of the role that you are applying for in the subject title of the email.

Please address the person specification in your application point by point and in detail as it enables us to identify the skills, knowledge and experience you have to be able to do the role effectively.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification, in addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet the essential criteria listed on the role description. Thank you for your understanding.

To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

To assist us in monitoring the effectiveness of where we publicise our opportunities, please state in your email where you saw this volunteer opportunity advertised.
If you are unable to apply via email, please send a postal application to:
The HR Team
ActionAid UK Head Office
33-39 Bowling Green Lane,

The information you provide to us in your application will only be shared with relevant members of the recruitment and selection process and will be treated confidentially in line with Data Protection legislation.

ActionAid UK has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its UK based employees and volunteers have the legal right to work in the UK. Therefore if you are offered the role, this will be subject to ActionAid verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.


Page updated 6 September 2017