‘Whilst volunteering at Action Against Hunger, I was able to utilise and develop skills such as strategic events organising, research, team work, communication skills as well as having training on Raisers Edge. I gained invaluable experience within the charity sector; I was able to get a real first-hand understanding of how a charity is organised and run. I had the opportunity to attend staff meetings and briefings giving me a wider knowledge of the different departments within Action Against Hunger and a clearer insight into what they do. Within the events team, I was encouraged to use my initiative in all aspects of my work, giving me a large amount of responsibility, including the responsibility of organising my own event. Most of all I have felt completely welcomed into the team at Action Against Hunger, nurtured and developed by the staff, all adding to the total enjoyment of my time here.’
"Since day one, I have been handed responsibility and made to feel part of the team. The staff treat you as an equal and are more than willing to spare some time to explain what they are doing and how everything fits together. The benefit of working for a smaller charity is that you learn how a charity works and how the departments complement each other - something that you might not appreciate if you were working within one department of a larger charity. I would recommend volunteering with Action Against Hunger to anyone looking to take that first step into a career in the charity sector."
"Action Against Hunger is one-of-a kind humanitarian organisation. It knows how to value its greatest asset: its Human Resources. While it may pay less than other organisations, the satisfaction and fulfilment do not only reflect on monetary value but also on the sense of recognition of the personnel's potential and loyalty..."
ACF Programme Coordinator
“Being part of Hunger Watch provides a unique experience of working in a small think tank with immediate responsibilities and results. As a research assistant, I have had the opportunity to develop my professional skills and versatility under close supervision, but also been given the opportunity to push through my own ideas and priorities where there is space. It is a special position to be in where you feel you can influence much larger organizations because of the fantastic reputation ACF has in the field. It says a lot that ACF really is regarded as a ‘best practice’ example in the treatment of malnutrition and prevention of hunger. Being surrounded by so many experienced and enthusiastic professionals who are able to see the bigger picture and willing to listen to you is really a luxury, even in the development charity sector. Above all, there is ambition and a real motivation to make a difference.”