Introduction to Volunteering

Volunteering is Socially Rewarding

Responsible volunteering through a long-term (6 months+) role can bring about social change and benefit civil society and promote global citizenship.

Volunteers come with differing motivations

Some are starting out in the field of global development or humanitarian aid; some wish to pass on the knowledge and skills acquired through their career, some may be motivated by their beliefs, but all must come with the right motivation to learn, be respectful and commit to bring about social change.

But good preparation and support is vital

You need to be sure you are well prepared and working with an ethical and reliable organisation. VC aims to guarantee that volunteers will have a positive impact with our partner projects by ensuring that you are deployed only where you are needed, get to know the issues and the root causes of global injustice and get to know yourself.

VC will prepare you with a holistic, skills based and practical training programme for all that living and working in that project will require of you as well as increasing your own self-awareness.  And we provide support throughout your placement.

VC will also highlight the demands for accountability, professionalism and resilience for those putting themselves forward for our overseas vacancies.