Volunteer with SKIP

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“SKIP has been one of the most influential forces in my life to date and I can't imagine who or where I'd be without it!”

There are many ways to volunteer with SKIP - be it by volunteering on a summer project or joining a branch committee.

Once you’ve gained experience as a SKIP member, further opportunities are available on the National Committee, as Supporting Alumni, or on the Board of Trustees!

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Volunteer on a Summer Project

Volunteering is an amazing experience. SKIP offers the chance for you to make an impact on the lives of some of the poorest and most vulnerable children in world.

SKIP is about much more than just going abroad though - throughout the year your branch will fundraise, develop their project for the summer ahead, organise volunteer training and attend our brilliant national events!

SKIP does not charge volunteers to join their projects, but volunteers are required to fund their own travel and living expenses when on project and to pay a small membership fee. All money raised during the year as a branch goes directly to fund interventions on project.

Volunteer with your University: Check out our branches and find out how to contact them!

Volunteer Externally: If you are interested in volunteering on a project, but your University doesn’t have a SKIP branch, apply via our External Volunteer Scheme! Email volunteers@skipkids.org.uk to get started!

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Join a Branch Committee

There are various roles available on each SKIP branch committee, such as Project Coordinator, Treasurer, Secretary, Publicity, Fundraising, Welfare, Research & Development and Training.

Branch application processes vary but positions are always democratically elected. You do not need to have been a SKIP volunteer nor do you need any experience in the role - SKIP will provide all the training needed! However, it is essential that you have lots of enthusiasm and boundless SKIP energy.

Being on a branch committee is great fun as well as an ideal opportunity to develop skills and experiences essential for your CV. If you are interested in applying to a branch committee, please contact the branch or email volunteers@skipkids.org.uk for more information.

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Join the National Committee

“Throughout SKIP I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most supportive people I’ve ever met. On the National Committee I have developed skills such as training, teamwork, leadership, time management, delegation and most of all my confidence. Skills which will be essential in my future job and will benefit me for years to come.”

Are you a SKIP member who is either still a student or has graduated in the last two years and wants to work at a national level within the charity?

The SKIP National Committee work alongside our branches, trustees and alumni to influence the charity’s work both strategically and operationally. There are ten different roles and each member will also ‘Buddy’ one of our branches, guiding and supporting their work throughout the year!

Interested? Elections open in the Spring term - keep an eye out on our social media, or email national@skipkids.org.uk

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Join the Supporting Alumni

Are you a SKIP member or alumni who wants to stay involved with SKIP and contribute to the charity’s development?

The SKIP Supporting Alumni support the work of the Trustees and National Committee in specific roles - from mentoring a branch of the charity through to leading on the Annual Review of Budget, there is a role to suit everyone! Supporting Alumni stay in their role for three years, enabling for continuity and role development.

Interested? Different roles are available to be filled each year. Recruitment opens in the Spring term and will include an online interview - keep an eye out on our social media, or email national@skipkids.org.uk

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Join the Board of Trustees

“During my time as a SKIP Trustee, I have been able to make a positive impact on SKIP’s direction and consequently the experiences of SKIP members. I am constantly learning and practising skills in leadership, team-working and management; working with a group of wonderful people. I honestly can’t imagine who or where I would be without SKIP!”

Are you interested in being a SKIP Trustee? We are looking for people with leadership experience alongside a passion for global health. It is an incredible opportunity to develop knowledge of charity governance, law and sustainability alongside leadership skills and strategic vision. Knowledge of SKIP’s structure is desirable but you do not need to have been a SKIP member.

SKIP Trustees work closely with the National Committee, providing a long-term strategic vision, ensuring the charity continues to grow and thrive. We divide responsibilities between us and work closely as a team.

Interested? Applications open in Autumn and interviews take place in January – keep an eye out on our social media, or email trustees@skipkids.org.uk