VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

WomenAid International is a humanitarian aid and development agency which provides relief and assistance to women and children suffering war, disasters or poverty.  It seeks to empower women through education, training, provision of credit and also campaigns against violations of women's human rights. 

An implementing partner of the European Community Humanitarian Office, (ECHO), the British government and several UN agencies, WomenAid International has provided over 30,000 tonnes of food, medical supplies and clothing to more than 1.5 million refugees in the Former Yugoslavia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.  Development assistance globally has ranged from building and repairing schools, supporting rescue centres for street children, repairing hospitals and providing medical equipment/supplies, micro-credit support, and water /sanitation projects.  

VOLUNTEER POLICY

The UK office is manned largely by volunteers who provide a broad range of skills, from administration, financial, marketing and fundraising to database maintenance.  Those with advanced computer and website development skills are particularly welcome.

  1. WomenAid greatly appreciates the contribution of all its voluntary helpers, without whom its work would be much less effective.  We try to work as a team.

  2. Our relationship with volunteers is basically informal and, as far as possible, flexible.  A volunteer is not an employee and every effort is made to meet personal requirements, such as family responsibilities, in our working arrangements.

  3. However, there has to be a formal basis for our work, and volunteers are entitled to certain rights as well as having certain obligations.  With this in mind, if the application for a volunteer post is successful, we ask volunteers to sign an informal agreement, to be countersigned by the Director or Administrator.

APPLICATION TO WORK AS A VOLUNTEER IN THE LONDON OFFICE

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and covering letter telling us about yourself and your relevant knowledge, skills and experience.  Please indicate your availability days, time and period.  Selected candidates will be invited for interview and may be asked to provide examples of their written work.

Telephone applications will not be accepted.   Send to:  

WomenAid International 3 Whitehall Court,  Whitehall  London  SW1A 2EL

Tel: (44)  020 7839 1790  Fax: (44)  020 7839 2929

Email:  volunteer@womenaid.org

IN FIELD OFFICES

As a general rule WomenAid employs both national and expatriate staff to implement projects in the field but there are a few opportunities for volunteer placements abroad. Candidates interested in working abroad should send a curriculum vitae and covering letter telling us about yourself and your relevant skills, knowledge and experience, especially information on previous work abroad.  Please indicate for what period of time you could be available.  Selected candidates will be invited for interview.  Three references will be required.

Telephone applications will not be accepted.   Send to:

WomenAid International 3 Whitehall Court,  Whitehall  London SW1A 2EL     

Tel: (44)  020 7839 1790  Fax: (44)  020 7839 2929

Email:  volunteer@womenaid.org

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WOMENAID INTERNATIONAL  
3 WHITEHALL COURT  LONDON SW1A 2EL
TEL:  +44 (0) 20 7839 1790    FAX: +44 (0) 20 7839 2929 

E-MAIL:
womenaid@womenaid.org
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