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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

French teaching resources volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer French teacher to adapt MSF content from the field and develop it into excellent, accessible, user-friendly, and relevant teaching resources based on UK specifications.

This volunteer role will provide you with an excellent introduction into working in youth engagement. It is an opportunity to explore the day-to-day operations of an NGO and to become acquainted with the workings of the Communications department.

We value our volunteers, and you will be treated as a full member of the team.

Equivalent of one to two days per month, minimum six months (ideally longer).

This position is unpaid but out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed, including travel and lunch up to £7 per day.

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Major Gifts Trust research volunteer

We're looking for a volunteer to support the Major Gifts team with Trusts, Foundations and some corporate prospect research. The role would be perfect for someone looking to gain experience working within a major gifts team, in fundraising administration, events or prospect research.

You'll gain knowledge on how MSF operates, as well as practical skills like how to use a fundraising database, planning special events and prospect researching for charities. 

We value our volunteers, and you will be treated as a full member of the team.

The position is unpaid but travel and lunch expenses are provided.

Deadline to apply is Tuesday 17 April.

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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.

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Become part of MSF

There are many other ways to get involved with us.

You can sign up for our e-news to keep up to date with the latest stories, make a donation or take on a fundraising challenge.

There are also regular MSF events.

You can also find out more about our UK office, volunteering with MSF UK and working overseas.


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.

Equal 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.

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.