Not only is volunteering fun, but it makes such a huge difference, especially to a small charity – your help really does matter. It also looks fantastic on your CV, particularly for anyone looking to get involved in charity work, international development, fundraising and/or events.



Emily and Rachel at St Mary's University

Fundraising & Communications Volunteer 

We are looking for a passionate, motivated and enthusiastic volunteer to come into the UK office for 2-3 days a week and assist on a variety of fundraising and communications  based tasks. We are happy to be flexible according to your interests and what you would like to achieve by volunteering with us. Responsibilities range from:

  • Researching and identifying potential donors and sources of funding
  • Writing funding proposals
  • Transcribing interviews with project staff and beneficiaries (including students, teachers and parents)
  • Writing articles and reports to update stakeholders on project progress
  • Writing and scheduling social media posts
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of fundraising events
  • Developing the trust and corporate databases
  • Providing administrative support to the office

For more information, please read the full role description here: Fundraising and Communications Volunteer

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your relevant skills/experience and why you would like to volunteer with African Revival, to Elaine Miller at elaine.miller@africanrevival.org.


Volunteering With African Revival

In return for volunteering with us, you will receive the following:

  • Practical experience in the everyday running of a UK based charity
  • Fundraising, research, communications and international development experience which will look great on your CV
  • The chance of a fantastic reference
  • Ongoing support from the fundraising and communications team
  • The knowledge that you have contributed to vital education work in Zambia, Uganda and South Sudan, some of the poorest countries in the world


Volunteer Feedback

Alex, Wellborn and Francis“The best thing about working with AR is being part of an amazing and committed team and contributing to improving access to quality education within a small organisation that is close to the people it aims to support”

– Alexandra Fortacz (Fundraising & Communications Volunteer – Uganda)



Ayo for Website“I consider African Revival an appropriate place to pursue my career in international development and contribute to an Africa that is now readily celebrated as ‘bright’, ‘emerging’, ‘rising’ and ‘aspiring’”

– Ayotunde Ojo (Trusts & Foundations Volunteer – UK)



Rachel at St Mary's“Because AR is a small charity you know that what you are contributing is really making a difference. I love coming into the office on Monday and working with Holly, Emily and Colleen in such a welcoming and supportive environment. Volunteering with a small organisation you get to do lots of things you wouldn’t for a bigger charity. AR is giving me the confidence to go out and pursue a career in international development!”

– Rachel Hopkins (Fundraising & Communications Volunteer – UK)


interviewing_students“When I saw a volunteering opportunity arise with AR in Uganda, it seemed like a great – and exciting – way to gain more experience within an international NGO whose key vision mirrored my own interests.”

– Jade Beakhouse (Fundraising & Communications Volunteer – Uganda)