Reach Every Human.
Throughout the year, our Reachers travel overseas to gain an in-depth, on-the-ground understanding of what it takes to deliver aid amidst humanitarian crises. You’ll learn transferable skills such as fundraising, communication, and how to be both a team-player and a great leader. You’ll develop grit, resolve, resilience, and compassion, while gaining an insight into how NGOs work. One thing’s for sure, a Reach Deployment can change your life forever.Sign up now
The minute you sign up to Reach, you become known as a ‘Reacher’ who is part of the Human Appeal family. We’ll support you every step of the way, from helping unlock your fundraising potential to developing your leadership skills. Expect one-to-one fundraising guidance, regular online meetings and coaching, leadership training seminars, and life-changing overseas missions. If you want to serve humanity on a global scale and raise vital funds, your journey starts here.Sign up now
Kenya - 2nd – 9th October 2023
Lebanon - 4th – 9th December 2023
Lebanon - 10th – 15th December 2023
Lebanon – 8th – 13th January 2024
Lebanon – 14th – 19th January 2024
Lebanon – 4th – 9th March 2024
Lebanon – 26th – 1st April 2024
Lebanon – 2nd – 8th April 2024
Lebanon – 6th – 12th May 2024
Lebanon – 13th – 18th May 2024
Kenya – 1st – 8th June 2024
Kenya – 8th – 15th June 2024
Gambia – 1st – 6th July 2024
Lebanon – 5th – 11th August 2024
Lebanon – 12th – 18th August 2024
Lebanon – 2nd – 8th September 2024
Kenya – 7th – 14th October 2024
Kenya – 14th – 21st October 2024
Pakistan – 4th – 13th November 2024
Lebanon – 2nd – 7th December 2024
Lebanon – 8th – 13th December 2024Sign up now
The deployment journey has 3 important steps
After signing up and deciding upon the country you want to visit, the first step of your journey will be fundraising. Each country has its own fundraising target – please see below. Remember, you have as much time as you need to raise funds. Plus, what’s so unique about a Reach Deployment is that we don’t ask for a registration fee.
Whether conflict or climate-related, humanitarian crises zones face the same challenges: a deteriorating infrastructure and lack of access to food, safe water, healthcare, sanitation facilities and shelter. Before you travel, you will receive a full briefing on the humanitarian situation. We’ll cover information such as what to pack, itinerary and flight information, and provide mandatory safeguarding training to protect our beneficiaries. We’ll also answer any questions you may have.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience allows you to spend time with the people we support and see, first-hand, the real, tangible difference that humanitarian aid delivery can make, and understand the challenges faced by those living in harsh conditions.
Reach is a leadership programme aimed at creating humanitarian leaders who focus their energy and passion into raising funds and making a difference, while developing key skills including:
• Leadership • Communication • Fundraising • Humanitarian field knowledge
A typical day in the field may include travelling in the morning by coach to a location 60 minutes away from the accommodation and visiting different camps throughout the day. It can be tough and takes a great amount of resilience.
You’ll meet many people on the trip who are all working together to serve our brothers and sisters. Whether distributing bread in Lebanon, food parcels in Kenya, or building wells in Pakistan, every day and every deployment is different
Before you are deployed overseas you will be fully equipped with everything you need to undertake a safe and successful deployment. This includes training in fundraising, safety, child protection and safeguarding, as well as media and leadership training.
If you are over 18 and can raise the minimum fundraising target, you may join our deployments. You can still support our fundraising activities until you are 18 years old when you’ll then be eligible to go on a deployment.
The kit you need will depend on the location. You will be briefed fully on everything you need to pack for your deployment.
You will stay in a good standard of hotel accommodation within driving distance of the camps where we distribute aid.
You will need a visa to enter Kenya, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
The money you raise for your deployment will be used to support the projects we run in the country you are visiting.
We recommend taking no more than £50 in cash for spending money.
No, you will not have to use your own money to pay for your flight.
Day 1 – fly out to location
Day 2 – full briefing and packing of aid parcels
Day 3 – in the field
Day 4 – in the field
Day 5 – in the field
Day 6 – return flight home
As with any travel there are risks, however we have put measures in place to minimise those risks. From training so you know how to respond to different scenarios in the field to our skilled and experienced Reach deployment leaders and field workers. Should there be any risks to your safety you would be removed from the field.
Yes, to include health insurance.
No, our deployments are not suitable for children.
The clothes you need will depend on the location and time of year that you travel. You will be provided with a full briefing on which clothing you should pack before you are deployed.
We will have ‘Reach Reflections’ every evening for people to discuss their experiences. If any serious issues arise, we will refer you to our local UK Human Appeal teams.