Constituency Campaigner Programme

Volunteer opportunity for students and graduates

Oxfam is a major international development charity and campaigns on the structural causes of poverty. We are currently recruiting for volunteers to join our Constituency Campaigner Programme.

The Constituency Campaigner Programme offers the chance to develop political campaigning skills and to use these to influence local politicians and other decision makers on issues related to domestic and global poverty such as inequality, tax reform, refugees and family reunion. No previous experience is required but a genuine passion and commitment to improving the lives of those living in poverty is essential.  

If successful, volunteers take part in our Induction Day Training, have the ongoing support of Oxfam staff, receive updates and campaign actions designed to help them engage and influence decision-makers on Oxfam’s campaign issues. The Programme is particularly suitable for students in politics and international development but is open to anyone who wants to gain influencing skills and campaign for a more equitable world. The role is home-based and requires the commitment of, ideally 1-2 hours per week, but a few hours a months would also be accepted as we appreciate things change from time to time.

For more information and how to apply please complete our online form via our webpage Successful candidates will be expected to attend a full day’s induction training – one will be held in London and another in Manchester. Travel expenses to this training will be reimbursed in line with Oxfam’s volunteer policy.

Closing date for applications is 24 September 2017.

Education alternatives

educationEducation Alternatives (TARGETjobs / AGCAS publication) aims to provide information about education-related careers other than teaching in mainstream schools. So.. if you’re

  • drawn towards an educational role but not sure that mainstream teaching is for you, or
  • a trainee or qualified teacher who would like to move to a different role in education

this may give you some ideas

China? Gap year?

africaasiaventure_0515Africa & Asia Venture‘s project offers exposure to and experience of both ‘first’ and developing world China.  Starting with a four-week home-stay and Mandarin course in the affluent city of Hangzhou you will then move to The Thousand Island Lakes area where you will be teaching English to impoverished children.

Not just gap years, China and teaching!
AV also offer Art, Drama, Music and Dance; Community work; and Sports coaching as volunteering and summer projects in India, Nepal, Thailand, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Spend the summer …

africaasiaventure_0515experiencing five weeks on an overseas community volunteering project.

Or maybe you’re thinking of taking a gap year?  Whether you’re interested in sports coaching, drama/music/dance, teaching or community work you’ll gain some skills plus have some time for adventure and travel!

Africa & Asia Venture (AV) is a not-for-profit social enterprise based in the UK that manages volunteering programs in the developing world for those aged 18-25.


Go local

Looking for part-time or vacation work?

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You’ll need an up-to-date CV if you’re applying for jobs and you can find examples on our website.  Once you’re happy with it you can get it reviewed during a Quick Query session.

What better way to spend the summer vacation…

International Citizen Service (ICS) , a volunteering programme for UK 18-25 year volunteering_10947olds, gives you the chance to work with local volunteers on sustainable projects in communities that need it most.  You’ll also get a great addition to your CV and increase your employability when applying for a graduate job.

Find out more about the opportunities and read about volunteers’ experiences.