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.Apply to volunteer
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.Find an internship opportunity
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 Programme, 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 Programme and we’ll get in touch!Sign up today
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.Apply to volunteer
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.Find an internship opportunity
The minimum age to volunteer with us is 16 years old. We do not have an upper age limit for volunteers.
Aside from our internships, which are usually a three to six-month arrangement, there is no minimum volunteering requirement unless otherwise stated. Our volunteering opportunities are very flexible, and it is up to you how much time you wish to give. We have a range of different opportunities to suit different time commitments. We are grateful for any time that is volunteered to our organisation
We value our superhumans and want to ensure there are no barriers to volunteer involvement. We will reimburse all reasonable travel expenses incurred by you in relation to your volunteering. We just ask you to provide a receipt. If you volunteer for five hours or more, we will provide you with a complimentary meal or snack.
No, we encourage people from all walks of life with a variety of skills and experience to join our volunteer family. You just need the enthusiasm, energy, and drive to get involved and help those who are suffering in the world.
There are many ways that you can reach out to us. If you have any concerns or issues, you can contact your regional Volunteers Officer. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. If it is related to safeguarding and you would like advice or would like to talk in confidence we have a 24/7 safeguarding hotline number where you can reach us on: 07933994408.
Owing to migration laws, we only accept volunteers who have a registered address in the UK.
If the event requires a particular dress code, then we will let you know in advance. However, most times, you will simply need to wear a Human Appeal t-shirt. We will provide you will a t-shirt to wear during the event, and you can keep this to wear at any other future events.
Yes of course you can! Get in touch with your regional Volunteer Officer, or email email@example.com and we can help you plan and run your event. We can even support you with the costs.
No. The vast majority of donations go directly to the beneficiaries. Your money is used to transform the lives of those who are suffering most in the world. Only 11 pence out of every £1 donated is used to keep Human Appeal running, transparent and effective. For more information on how our admin fee helps to change more lives, visit:
Our admin fee is not about taking part of your donation for ourselves; it’s about ensuring that skilled people are able to safely deliver your donation and maximise its impact. In order to perform their duties successfully, charities need to charge an admin fee. Helping vulnerable people in challenging locations is no easy feat. Day in and day out, our staff are on the frontline, in the world’s most hostile places, often putting their lives at risk, helping to save the most vulnerable. Our admin fee is about ensuring that expert hands safely deliver donations to those intended.
Once the funds are in Human Appeal’s bank account, donations are transferred from Human Appeal UK to the selected country of the specific project via international transfers complying with banking and other relevant regulations. From there, our local programmes team or local partner team implements the project according to the design and budget.