Volunteers are a crucial building block and are the backbone of Action Against Hunger.
Our work is only made possible thanks to the involvement and commitment of many volunteers who give their time and skills, contributing day after day, to help us fight hunger and ensure that people are given access to the most basic of human rights – the right to food.
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Volunteering is a way:
We regularly look for volunteers who can assist with activities in the following areas:
Our minimum requirements are:
Other desirable qualifications:
Action Against Hunger adheres to an open and transparent recruitment of volunteers. As with any recruitment process within Action Against Hunger, volunteer recruitment is committed to equal opportunities, following the People in Aid code of good practice and UK Law.
For each volunteer position there is a job description and a designated line manager. Any changes in your job description will be made in mutual agreement between manager and volunteer. Action Against Hunger’s recruitment process includes a CV application, informal discussion and following up of two references. Volunteers will be required to adhere to Action Against Hunger’s internal policies.
On joining Action Against Hunger, you will be welcomed by the HR department, who has the responsibility of ensuring you are introduced to general office procedures. Throughout your working period your named line manager will supervise and support you in your work.
Throughout your time with Action Against Hunger you will be encouraged to meet with others, attend meetings and fieldworkers presentations to equip yourself with a greater understanding of all sectors of our work.
Volunteers are covered by ACF-UK public liability insurance and employer’s liability insurance.
Health and Safety
ACF-UK complies with UK Law. Health and safety issues are covered as part of the volunteer’s induction.
ACF-UK believes volunteers should not be out of pocket because they are volunteering and therefore ACF-UK will reimburse reasonable out of pocket expenses as follows:
Computer Security and Email & Internet
Volunteers will be asked to read and sign in agreement to these policies; they will be presented these during their induction.
Grievance and disciplinary procedures
ACF-UK has established grievance and disciplinary procedures that can apply to volunteers and staff alike, both are available as separate documents.
All applications are processed through our on-line recruitment application system. We endeavour to reply back to all applications but due to the amount of applications received, we can only consider applications for specific advertised vacancies. We are not able to accept any speculative applications. We will accept your CV’s and each application must have a covering letter.
Please specify in your covering letter:
How many hours do I need to volunteer for?
You can volunteer for as many hours as you can spare. However we normally request a minimum of three days a week full time. This is also very dependant on the role.
What skills or qualifications do I need?
You do not necessarily need to have any qualifications to be a volunteer with us. Generally the work assignment will stipulate qualifications required if it is a specialist role. If you have previous experience it can be useful but it is not essential.
Do you pay for my travel expenses?
We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses normally between zone 1 to 6.
Do you have opportunities for young people to volunteer?
We welcome young volunteers and we believe that you will contribute in a number of valuable ways. We also are a part of the work experience placement scheme.
Do you run any internship placements?
We offer unpaid placements in the head office. These are usually research or project based roles.