Would you like to get involved with international development work here in Wales, and gain valuable skills and experience? Or are you an established specialist who would like to use existing skills to help our partner organisations achieve their full potential?
The Hub Cymru Africa volunteering programme offers volunteering opportunities with our team, as well as in grassroots Wales Africa and Fair trade organisations across Wales.
Volunteering doesn’t have to be office-based – in fact, we’ve helped people carry out volunteering projects remotely in the past, and in these uncertain times, volunteering your time and skills can help you gain valuable experience that could be of benefit once the situation with COVID-19 is under control. And of course, it will positively impact the organisations that we help to support, which has an impact on the lives of those living in Africa.
You could already have experience in an area, such as fundraising or communications, and want to donate some of your time to helping our partner organisations achieve their potential. Or you could be a student or job-seeker starting from scratch, and are looking to get some relevant international development work onto your CV. Whatever your level of experience, we’d like to hear from you.
What kind of experience could you gain?
Blog, draft social media content, create infographics and posters and write news features.
What are some of the benefits? Media and written and spoken communication skills, professional use of social media, IT and design.
Research and data volunteering
Respond to specific enquiries, contribute to policy or advocacy efforts, search for information using different sources, collate information in a spreadsheet or database, draft a briefing paper
What are some of the benefits? Information literacy, applying your searching skills to real life situations, using different sources of information, knowledge of an issue within international development, spreadsheet and database use, writing for different audiences
Event logistics, communication with partners, responding to emails, updating spreadsheets, organising resources
What are some of the benefits? Organisation, communication and administration skills, attention to detail, IT skills, office experience, working as part of a team.
Event volunteering: Meet and greet, staff the reception desk, network, take notes, look after guests, photography, write event reports.
What are some of the benefits? Networking with those in the international development sector, hearing event speakers, self-confidence, communication skills, examples for a portfolio.
Similar roles are available within our partner organisations including within thematic areas of interest including health, climate change, education, Fair Trade and sustainable livelihoods.
Many Wales Africa linking groups also have specific needs around fundraising, strategic planning, governance and financial management and we welcome volunteers with existing experience in these areas of work. Volunteers looking to contribute their expertise in other areas are also always welcome.
If you’d like to get involved, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today with ‘Volunteering’ in the subject line.
Want to know what other volunteers think about their experience with Hub Cymru Africa? Read our volunteer case studies below.