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Interested in volunteering?
Join our Student Volunteer Programme

Donating your time is a hugely valuable way to contribute to our work. Volunteers help maximise our connection with communities around the world and support us in raising vital funds throughout the year. We have a variety of volunteering opportunities on offer at our European support office in Edinburgh and we’d love to involve you.

Think Global. Act Local.

Our volunteer programme has opportunities in Leith, Edinburgh. We do not have an overseas volunteer programme. One of the core strengths of our global programming is that we hire staff nationally, in the countries where we work. This approach helps boost the economy of the local region, empower the local people, and engage the community in bringing positive change.

Volunteering opportunities

Office Volunteers (Admin)

Office volunteers come in on a regular basis and complete a variety of administrative tasks to support the fundraising team in Leith, Edinburgh. Duties vary depending on the needs of the team and your skills and interests. We’d love to have a chat to find out if this could be the right fit for you.

Events Volunteers

Our events volunteers are energetic and willing to help out with anything. From co-ordinating registration, to serving refreshments to cheering participants across the finish line - they are vital in making our events big successes. Your support raises awareness of the work of Mercy Corps and helps to raise funds in the process. Events volunteering roles are flexible and you can decide how often you want to commit your time. Please get in touch for a position that suits you.

Emergency Office Volunteers

During an emergency, we are working hard to ensure that we can support those in crisis. Our fundraising team welcomes extra volunteers to help with a range of administrative support on a short-term basis at these times.

To learn more, email volunteer-europe@mercycorps.org