Community Volunteer

  • VO86573


We're looking for volunteers to join our global movement, to help raise awareness about Mary's Meals and fundraise for our work. As a Community Volunteer you can contribute as an individual or become part of one of our local groups of passionate volunteers, helping to grow our movement by motivating and inspiring people in your local community to support our work. If you have a little time to spare, you enjoy meeting like-minded people, want to learn new skills and you'd like to help our amazing cause, then our Community Volunteer role is perfect for you!

Volunteering is fulfilling and fun. By gifting your precious free time to Mary's Meals, you can learn useful new skills, meet new people, and make a valuable contribution to our important work to reach more hungry children with life-changing meals in schools. We really need your help so we can keep our promise to the more than 1.8million children who rely on a nutritious daily meal at school from Mary’s Meals, especially as Covid-19 has hit many developing countries so hard.

We are looking for people who are passionate about ending child hunger and ensuring that every child receives a daily meal in a place of education.
We have a range of activities that can be done from the comfort of your home, while Covid-19 restrictions are in place. They include: hosting virtual talks, spreading the word about our work on social media or holding screenings of our inspiring videos with family and friends.
If you don't mind public speaking, we can also train you to visit schools, Rotary Clubs and other local organisations to give talks virtually and generate support for our cause.
As restrictions change across the UK, other key activities may include:

  • Sharing our story (in person) with local community organisations, schools, churches, and faith groups.
  • Organising fundraising events in your local area – such as coffee mornings, quizzes, and bucket collections.
  • Promoting Mary's Meals' fundraising campaigns in your community.
  • Distributing and displaying promotional materials and placing collection tins.
  • Helping to generate support from businesses in your local area.










Commitment will be around 1-2 hours per week


Experience required: Friendly and diplomatic to everyone you meet; Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with people at all levels; Share our vision, mission and values; Enjoy meeting new people and interacting with others; Honest and trustworthy; Confident and willing to act as the face of Marys Meals in your local community; Resilient and flexible - comfortable with independent working; Self-motivated and capable of motivating others; Enthusiastic to support the organisation and its fundraising
Travel details: Voluntary activities will take place in your own local area.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Induction is with volunteer manager and takes around 1 1/2 hours. Speaker training with vm but professional sessions are available periodically. Zoom training if required. Other health and safety and training opportunities offered as requested and when available.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.