Mary’s Meals UK: Community Volunteer

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Community Volunteer

Ongoing opportunity

 

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What is the role?

Who are they?

What can I gain?

Where?

When can I volunteer?

Any requirements?

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Would you like the opportunity to support Mary’s Meals’ work to feed hungry children in some of the world’s poorest countries and help give them a brighter future?

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.

 

WHAT ARE MARY'S MEALS UK LOOKING FOR?

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. 


Our flexible volunteer roles allow you to raise awareness in your own community in whatever way you feel comfortable. All of our volunteer activities are tailored to suit your different skills and time constraints.

This is a great opportunity to enhance your communication and/or event management skills, while also making a huge impact on the lives of some of the world’s poorest children.

You can speak to your Mary’s Meals contact to discuss which elements of the role would be best suited to you.

 

ABOUT THIS ORGANISATION

Mary’s Meals provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. We currently feed 1,838,859 children across 19 countries. Our mission is to enable people to offer their money, goods, skills, time, or prayer, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities.

 

You can find out more about Mary’s Meals on our website https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/

 

WHAT COULD YOU GAIN?

By becoming a Community Volunteer, students can develop useful skills such as communication and event management. They can meet and work in partnership with other volunteers and feel more connected to others in their community, while making a difference to those in need. Every volunteer will receive induction training, and other training in areas such as public speaking is also available.

 

WHERE?

Where you are

 

WHEN CAN I VOLUNTEER?

Ongoing

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday X X X
Tuesday X X X
Wednesday X X X
Thursday X X X
Friday X X X
Saturday X X X
Sunday X X X

 

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Our flexible volunteer roles allow you to raise awareness in your own community in whatever way you feel comfortable. All of our volunteer activities are tailored to suit your different skills and time constraints. You can speak to your Mary’s Meals contact to discuss which elements of the role would be best suited to you.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR STARTING THE ROLE

Students interested in the role will have an informal chat with a member of Mary’s Meals staff to hear more about what it involves. If they would like to proceed, they fill in an application form including providing two references. Following this they will receive their induction and become a registered volunteer.

 

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