Voluntary Work Websites
Working for a Charity
Working For A Charity exists to promote the voluntary sector as a positive career option for those seeking paid employment in the sector - we also seek to promote the opportunities and benefits of becoming a volunteer to people who wish to do unpaid work.
Volunteering England works to support and increase the quality, quantity, impact and accessibility of volunteering throughout England.
Do It !
Volunteering made easy.
VoluntaryWorker was formed to offer a unique reference point on finding and participating in voluntary work.
Community Service Volunteers
The UK's leading volunteering and training charity. Every year we help over one million people transform lives and communities.
Occasionally voluntary jobs are advertised.
British Red Cross
We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
We're committed to inspiring people from all walks of life, ages and nationalities, involving them more deeply with people, places, communities and challenges and empowering them to be all they can be. Our second commitment is working in partnership with local communities to make a much needed difference to their lives.
Voluntary Services Overseas
Our vision is a world without poverty in which people work together to fulfil their potential. Our purpose is to promote volunteering to fight global poverty and disadvantage. We bring people together to share skills, creativity and learning to build a fairer world. If you want to get involved in global volunteering or global issues, we want to make it easy for you. That's why we offer you a wide range of ways to get involved, from volunteering overseas to joining our online campaigns.
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Save the Children
We're working flat out to ensure children get proper healthcare, food, education and protection. We're saving lives in emergencies, campaigning for children's rights, and improving their futures through long-term development work.
UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative joint venture of the United Nations family, bringing together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations in the AIDS response to help the world prevent new HIV infections, care for people living with HIV, and mitigate the impact of the epidemic.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
UNICEF UK raises funds for UNICEF’s worldwide emergency and development work. UNICEF UK also advocates for lasting change for children.
Plan works with children, their parents, and their community, to plan practical ways to provide many of the things we take for granted in the UK, so that together we build schools, drill wells, get nurses trained and help families to better support themselves. Plan seeks to ensure that children are actively involved in the decision-making process, working with adults who have learnt to value their contribution.
WaterAid is an international charity. Our mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.
Our mission is to create lasting change in poor communities and we put money where it is needed most. With more than 60 years' practical and hands-on experience, our programmes tackle the deep-seated root causes of poverty, not just the consequences. Just two examples of the way we do this are helping farmers to grow their own food and helping people start small businesses.
Global Fund to Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria
The Global Fund is a unique global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents a new approach to international health financing. The Global Fund works in close collaboration with other bilateral and multilateral organizations to supplement existing efforts dealing with the three diseases.
Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation
Our mission: To save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in poor countries.
Médecins Sans Frontières
MSF is an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation. We are committed to providing medical aid where it is most needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or gender and also to raising awareness of the plight of the people we help.
Merlin is a health charity driven by one aim: to provide health care for people at times when they are most in need, and in the long term. Our teams act fast to help people during emergencies. They work in the world’s most difficult and dangerous environments: in countries ravaged by civil war, blighted by drought, devastated by earthquakes and landslides.
Oxfam GB is a leading international NGO with a worldwide reputation for excellence in the delivery of aid and development work. Our purpose is to work with others to overcome poverty and suffering. Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.
RedR is an international charity that provides training and recruitment services for the humanitarian sector, improving emergency response worldwide.
See also the page on International Public Health.