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Superhumans wanted

Volunteer with us

Volunteer with us

We’re only able to change and save lives with the help of our beating heart – our volunteers.

Everyone is welcome, all we ask that you have is a desire to make the world a kinder place. Join us, and you’ll experience our unforgettable events, take part in dynamic activities, build professional, transferable skills, and use your voice to raise awareness about the issues you care about.

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What does a volunteer do?

Our volunteers help out with our comedy tours, dinners, talks, boat races, street collections, UK homelessness support, and even our exhilarating hiking and cycling challenges.

There are so many ways to help out, and we encourage our volunteers to be innovative and adaptive – you can attend university fairs, take on leadership roles, or support us digitally by raising awareness via social media.

Change starts at home, but with Human Appeal, your impact will span the globe.

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Humanitarian Leadership Program

If you’re curious about a career in the humanitarian field or simply want to be a part of that journey, apply to join our Humanitarian Leadership Program, where you’ll receive one-on-one support, training and volunteer abroad opportunities with first hand experience in the field.

Interested in learning more? Sign up for our Humanitarian Leadership Program and we’ll get in touch!

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What are the perks?

We value, respect, and appreciate our volunteers, and we want to support their growth and happiness. So, when you volunteer, you’ll receive:

Training A comprehensive induction and volunteering handbook. We’ll help you foster new, transferable skills.

References Once you’ve got to know your skillset - after you’ve participated in five activities – we’ll happily provide you with a reference.

Travel reimbursement We’ll cover the round-trip cost of getting to activities in your local area.

Away days, seminars, and conferences Join our away days and get to know other volunteers, and, with our annual conference and educational seminars, you can learn more about our charitable projects and the humanitarian sector.

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Interview prep We’ll provide you with a mock interview and give you feedback to help you prepare for your future.

CV feedback When you apply for a job, send over your CV and we’ll get it checked for you.

Leadership opportunities Progress to a leadership role and manage your own team of volunteers.

Flexibility Volunteer as infrequently, or as often, as you like, so that you can fit us in around your other commitments.

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What do our volunteers say?

Hear first-hand what this experience means to our volunteers.

“Volunteering with Human Appeal has taught me some very important lessons, especially about how ungrateful we can be sometimes. Volunteering gives me a chance to provide happiness in the lives of vulnerable people around the world. A few hours of my time can help provide them with basic needs that increases their chances of survival and brings relief in difficult, life-threatening situations."

Ayesha, Scotland Volunteer

"My name is Nafeela and I am a volunteer Team Leader for Human Appeal. I can't emphasise enough how much Human Appeal has helped me grow as a person. As part of Human Appeal, we help those in trouble regardless of creed or colour. It feels amazing when we put forward a fundraising idea and a few weeks later it all comes together - it changes a lots of lives around the world. Every person in Human Appeal is valued because without them, every penny we raised is a result of their hard work and commitment. Without them, some of the great work Human Appeal is doing, would not have been possible."

Nafeela, London and South volunteer

"Humanitarian work is very important to me as it aids those who need it most in the world. On a planet with such a diverse range of cultures, countries and people - many issues arise and it is dedicated humanitarian work that ensures that the impacts of issues such as natural disasters, famine and war are minimised as much as possible. With help and through the aid of volunteers and humanitarian works, we can make the world a better place, Insha'Allah. "

Aaliyah, North Volunteer

"During lockdown, I decided to take part in Human Appeal's poetry competition has definitely enabled me to stay inspired and keep my head high during the pandemic. Why? Well, this was a chance I did not want to miss. Being an enthusiastic poet over the years but not really thinking my work would get anywhere, this was the perfect opportunity to highlight some key humanitarian issues which affects thousands of lives every day. It also enable me to get away from everyday duties and put my mind at ease by doing what I love best - poetry. "

Adris, Scotland volunteer

"I am getting involved with Human Appeal's Ramadan campaign this year as I feel very much in line with Human Appeal as an organisation and I think the campaigns have an amazingly broad reach and impact. Although I am not Muslim myself, I am aware of the importance of Ramadan to Muslims worldwide. The generosity shown by the Muslim community during Ramadan is especially astounding and I feel grateful and excited to be a part of helping to create a real positive impact as a result of such immense generosity. "

Rebecca, Midlands and Wales volunteer