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Volunteer in the UK
We welcome volunteers and interns at our London office when a suitable position is available.
Current volunteer vacancies
This call for innovation volunteers is now closed. If you would like to express your interest for future rounds, please feel free to send your cv to email@example.com.
Like knitting, crochet, and making things with sticks and string? Adore social media? Love life-saving humanitarian work and want to make a difference? P/hop: A fun, dynamic and knitting-tastic fundraiser for Médecins Sans Frontières needs you!
Over seven years, P/hop (Pennies per hour of pleasure) has evolved into a tight-knit network of enthusiastic and generous knitters that has helped to raise over £70,000 in funds, while raising awareness about MSF’s work.
We are looking for someone to volunteer their time for one to two days per week for a minimum period of six months, starting in October 2018.
We are currently looking for regular volunteers to help staff our reception desk. This role involves supporting our full-time receptionist by being the first point of contact for visitors and callers and providing general office support. We have an opening for a regular Monday volunteer, as well as openings for additional support as and when required.
Volunteer Missing Maps Mentor
We are looking for mentor volunteers who can schedule a lunch session with at least one school. Volunteers join the one-hour mapping sessions at schools at lunch time on a week day twice a month, but some schools might ask for after-school sessions and support (around 4pm-5pm).
Current partner schools are located in south east London, but as the community action project is growing, we also invite volunteers who would like to work in other parts of the capital.
Ideally, you can commit for six months or more during the school year, so that you and the students can benefit from working together over time. Some students map as part of their requirements to fulfilling their Duke of Edinburgh award, so projects run about two terms, usually starting in the early autumn.
Volunteers are an essential part of MSF UK and are part of the team. We benefit from a strong group of regular volunteers who support our permanent staff. Volunteers work in positions which may involve clerical work or specialist skills and experience.
When volunteers have been with us for a period of time and know how our offices operate, there may be an opportunity to be included in more challenging projects.
Usually, placements are for a regular day, or days, each week for an optimum period of six months. Our volunteer placements are during regular working hours Monday to Friday.
MSF UK also offers a selection of paid internships. These are fixed term placements of three months full time, or six months part time.
Interns have worked in the Communications, Human Resources, IT and Programmes departments of MSF UK. Internships are an opportunity to develop specific skills through structured learning, coaching and regular review.
Internships demand a large time commitment, regular schedule and make a substantial contribution to our work. Applications can only be considered for advertised vacancies - please check this page on a regular basis for opportunities.
MSF UK is an equal opportunities employer. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Volunteers, 18 years and older, from all backgrounds and interests are encouraged to contribute their time to MSF UK.
Some personal data about you is collected as part of our Equal Opportunities monitoring. Reports from this only use data in an anonymised form (so you cannot be identified from it) and are only shared within relevant internal functions. For more information on what personal data we collect and why, please read our Privacy Notice.
Volunteering in our Dublin office
If you are based in Ireland and interested in volunteering in our MSF Ireland office in Dublin.
All other enquiries
Due to the high volume of enquires we received about volunteering for MSF UK, we do not keep peoples details on file, please continually check this page on a regular basis for future vacancies.
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