Volunteers form a cornerstone of Islamic Help and are fundamental to the work of the organisation. Islamic Help values its volunteers and their willingness and enthusiasm to donate the most precious of resources, namely, their time. As such we are able to provide a whole gamut of volunteering opportunities and experiences based on volunteers’ interests, desires and skills. We are committed to making the volunteering experience a truly reciprocal one and work hard to ensure that whilst benefiting from the contribution volunteers make we provide volunteers with a rewarding and beneficial experience of volunteering with us.
Let your imagination shape your volunteering experience at Islamic Help
Volunteering with Islamic Help takes any form that the volunteer wishes it to take – yes, we start by asking about your skills and interests and then try to provide you with the most appropriate of volunteering experiences. Of course, fundraising remains the most popular form of volunteering but there are many other ways in which our volunteers contribute. Many assist with office and administrative support duties, others steward at events that the organisation holds, and others organise events.
Once completed, return your application form by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by post to: Islamic Help,Plot Number 401 Kambarage Street, Mikocheni A. Dar Es Salaam.
Why do people volunteer?
There are many reasons why people choose to get involved. Here are just a few:
to make a real difference
to do something inspiring
to learn skills and improve their CVs
to gain valuable experience
to gain an insight into the work of the organisation
to gain an insight into the field of work that the organisation is involved in
to meet new people
to make a contribution
for purely philanthropically reasons of contributing something of value
Who can volunteer?
Anybody is welcome to volunteer for Islamic Help – we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for everyone who volunteers with us. We have volunteers who are students, retired, unemployed, employed, elderly and young and our volunteers are drawn from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Do you offer training to volunteers?
We hold Volunteer Development Seminars and also provide induction training to ensure that volunteers are able to carry out their tasks in as safe a way as possible. We also train our volunteers so that they are familiar with the organisation and its work. In addition we provide training and materials so that volunteers have the requisite knowledge and skills to carrying out any given task.
The Volunteer Development Manager or another member of staff supervises the work of volunteers and will be on hand to answer questions and queries. Volunteers that undertake fundraising are supported in their role by the Fundraising Team and one always able to address questions and queries to the team.
What will I get out of volunteering?
You can get whatever it is that you want to get from the experience but you can expect to acquire skills, experience, confidence, new friends and contacts and the satisfaction of knowing that you have made a difference to the lives of countless people around the world!! Oh… and you will definitely get hours of fun and laughter along the way!
How much time do I have to give?
As much or as little time as you have to spare! Simply tell us how much time you can give and when you can give it and we will find a volunteering role to accommodate you! Remember your contribution is valued by us no matter how big or small!
Our volunteers give their time according to their circumstances – some volunteer on a regular basis for a few hours a week, others volunteer at one-off events, still others join our database and are happy to step in we need extra volunteer support.
What skills do I need to volunteer?
This will depend on what you choose to do – we do have many highly skilled volunteers that contribute to our work. However, many roles do not require a specific skill set. We will work with you to identify volunteering roles and if you do not have the necessary skills for a particular role it may be that we can support you in developing them
Will it cost me anything to volunteer?
No, volunteering for Islamic Help should not leave you out of pocket – in fact, we will try to reimburse legitimate expenses.