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As a small charity, with one employee and a small board of trustees, we couldn't achieve all we do if it wasn't for our amazing volunteers!

Regular Volunteer Team

Marathon marshal volunteers in high vizWe have a wonderful team of regular volunteers who are always on hand to help out at a bag pack (our next one is on 20th December at Waitrose, Stratford upon Avon if you're free) or to support at an event by selling raffle tickets, serving refreshments, setting up or selling our fantastic beadwork.  If you'd like to join our merry band, please complete our volunteer-for-us form.

One-off Volunteering

 

female hand writing remembering tree cards

Maybe you find yourself with some extra time, perhaps in the school or university holidays or between jobs?  Well, we could use your skills and give you something additional to add to your CV!  There is always something to do in the office, it might be updating our social media accounts (we're on FaceBook, Instagram and Twitter), it could be writing Christmas cards to our loyal donors or reaching out to local businesses for raffle prizes to supplement our event income to name a few.  Whatever your skills, if you have enthusiasm and want to do something to change lives we'd love to hear from you. Once again, just fill in our volunteer-for-us form.

Volunteering abroad

If you're up for a bigger challenge and have a particular interest in International Development or working in the charitable sector we'd love to hear from you.  We ensure that we visit our partner projects on a regular basis for monitoring and support.  We have been very fortunate to have had several individuals and groups join us on these visits.  They have carried out various activities, from painting school rooms, creating a vegetable garden, extending a creche building and developing nutrition plans and delivering healthy eating classes and workshops.  Whatever your skills or experience we can find a use for them across our health and education projects. You know what to do, fill in our volunteer-for-us form.

Here's a taster of what the leader of one of our volunteer groups told us:

Man in hat holding hands with a toddler

The trip was life affirming for us in so many ways. It reminded us of our responsibilities to others, that we are incredibly fortunate to be a part of the life of GAGA, and that more than anything, it was a real privilege to meet community leaders such a Russell, Gael and Dawn. 
I have so many memories of laughter and friendship that I hardly know where to begin.  The kids in first step right, the 500 women who sang at thousand hills, and children screaming and laughing at the same time as you whizzed them around in a wheel barrow are part of my kaleidoscope of memories.