VOLUNTEER

Become a Village Aid volunteer and together, with communities in rural West Africa, we can enable people to forge bright futures, not only for themselves, but for future generations too!

Volunteering with Village Aid is a great way to learn new skills, experience working in an office, gain an insight into international development projects and Village Aid’s community-led approach to development, and be part of a small but very passionate team. We welcome people with a broad range of skills, experience and availability, so whether you can give a few hours each week, a day a month or much more, we have the perfect opportunity for you.

We’re looking for help with the following events:

  • 24th June, The Bakewell Market
  • 29th June, The Bakewell Welldressing
  • 30th June, The Bakewell Show
  • 15th July, The Bakewell Market

Here are the opportunities we have available at the moment:

Volunteer Bucket Collectors

Help with bucket collecting in local places within Bakewell and the surrounding area. Helping in turn to raise awareness and funds for Village Aid’s vital work! No experience is necessary although an outgoing personality will help in this role.

This is a flexible role which can fit around your availability and will be more active at certain times of the year, such as during the Christmas season. The suggested time commitment would be 2 to 4 hours a week when needed. There are multiple positions available. Village Aid will be able to reimburse you for reasonable and pre-agreed travel expenses and in some cases additional expenses.

Events and Campaigns Volunteers

As an events and campaigns volunteer, you will have quite a bit of flexibility with hours and frequency. You can help us on a regular or occasional basis, even just once a year.

This role may vary depending on needs, but is likely to include: participating in events throughout the year with some involvement in preparations on the day, meeting and greeting, taking registrations, promoting events, helping members of staff and other volunteers set up stalls, gazebos and other promotional equipment, talking to members of the public enthusiastically about Village Aid to raise awareness about the work we do, handing out leaflets/giving information if required, redirecting any questions you are unable to answer to an appropriate member of staff and overseeing or holding a collection bucket to encourage donations. Village Aid will be able to reimburse you for reasonable and pre-agreed travel expenses and in some cases additional expenses.

Why volunteer with Village Aid?

  • Have fun and gain skills and experience working in an office
  • Gain insight into international development projects and Village Aid’s community-led approach to development
  • Village Aid can act as a referee for potential employers
  • Genuinely contribute to Village Aid’s exciting projects in West Africa
  • Become part of a small, passionate and skilled group of people working in an open and fun team environment
  • Tea, coffee and cake and lots of it!

 

To find out more about volunteering with Village Aid or to register your interest in joining our brilliant volunteer team, please contact Annie, our Regional Fundraising Co-ordinator at annie.hinton@villageaid.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!