Volunteer with Progressio ICS (International Citizen Service), which gives young people the opportunity to volunteer in Zimbabwe, Malawi, El Salvador, Honduras or Nicaragua; or in volunteering in your communities in the UK with Progressio Empower.

Volunteering at our London office is a rewarding and enriching experience and provides a valuable contribution to Progressio's work.

Volunteers are involved in a variety of initiatives, such as general administration, translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, carrying out desk research for advocacy or fundraising initiatives, helping organise events, helping to promote campaign actions, and much more.

In exchange for volunteering with us, we provide you with relevant experience, exposure to a development organisation, as well as supporting you so that you can make the most of this opportunity. We will also cover your travel and lunch expenses.

If you are interested in volunteering for Progressio in London, please look out for volunteering opportunities which are advertised on the Jobs page (along with development worker and staff vacancies). Volunteering in our offices will always depend on there being an opportunity available. As we get many speculative emails with CVs, we are unable to store and respond to individual requests.

What’s it like?

Marianne Page, a Volunteer Translator (working from Spanish into English), says:

I have worked as a volunteer translator for Progressio for a year now. I decided to apply for the role shortly after graduating with an MA degree in Translation as I have always had an interest in international development issues and I was keen to put my language skills to good use. 

Since starting work with the team at Progressio I have translated and proofread texts ranging from country reports to development worker interviews for the website and articles for the Connexiones newsletter. Although I work remotely, I have felt very much a part of the Progressio team. It’s been great working with people who are so passionate and committed to their work, and also very appreciative of the time their volunteers give.  

Not only have I enjoyed learning about Progressio and key development issues in the countries where they work, but I am also pleased to have been able to share my own translation expertise and to have contributed to this organisation’s important work. 

Read about more volunteers' experiences in the London office