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Volunteering at Islamic Relief

Why do we value our volunteers?

We value each and every volunteer and the great contribution you bring to Islamic Relief, including:

  • Fresh insight: You contribute new ideas and perspectives, as well as energy and lots of enthusiasm!
  • Crucial support: You provide practical support to Islamic Relief, helping us to reach new donors and supporters, as well as increasing the impact of our presence within local communities
  • Public promotion: You act as ambassadors and advocates for Islamic Relief’s mission, values and causes
  • Changes in culture: You help create a culture of giving, showing the importance of donating time (not only money) to serve worthwhile causes.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Not only does the time you dedicate to Islamic Relief help us with our work, but it also brings some great personal benefits for each and every volunteer, including:

Contributing to a great cause

You’ll have the opportunity to get involved with a cause you are passionate about

Innovation and challenge

You’ll be able to try something new and different. Challenge yourself and try something new!

Personal satisfaction

You’ll know that you’ve done something important by helping to save and transform people’s lives

Personal development

You’ll develop a range of key personal and professional skills


You’ll gain recognition for all of your hard work

Our Promise 

Islamic Relief was built upon the hard work and dedication of selfless volunteers and we believe volunteering can be of positive and of mutual benefit to the organisation and the individual. As such, we are committed to investing in and supporting volunteers.

We promise to:

  • Offer valuable volunteering opportunities
  • Provide a chance to develop new skills and experiences
  • Meet good practice in volunteer management standards
  • Where possible, involve volunteers in all aspects of our work

We will provide opportunities for growth by developing training programmes and recognising volunteer achievements. We will also aim to conduct a yearly feedback survey to gain insights into how our volunteers feel and where we can improve. Such crucial feedback will therefore help us to guide and shape our volunteer initiatives.

Awards & accreditations

The volunteer experience at Islamic Relief UK has received the following awards and accreditations.

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Princess Royal Training Award

Islamic Relief was awarded The Princess Royal Training Award 2018, in recognition of its work with volunteers. Read more here.

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ILM accredited

Our volunteer programmes are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) – part of the City & Guild Group.

Supported by Humanitarian Academy for Development

The Humanitarian Academy for Development are expert capacity builders supporting the training and development of our volunteers.

Become a Volunteer

Want to volunteer with Islamic Relief and become a lifesaver?

Click here to find out more about our current volunteering opportunities.

Get in touch

If you have any queries, please get in touch with us by emailing our volunteers team at [email protected].

We shall endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Please ensure you read through our Volunteering FAQs before getting in touch with the volunteers team.

Frequently asked questions

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