Founded in the winter of 2015 with a dream of linking professional volunteers to projects in Ghana, India and South Africa. Volunteer Invest is the Arms Around the Child volunteer abroad programme and talks to hundreds of volunteers every month about their ambitions and skills.
Our mission is to help the projects we support to build a reliable and sustainable income through the support of international volunteers. We work with top universities around the world to find top quality volunteers to serve the communities we support. We are called Volunteer INVEST because we want to shout about how important our volunteers investment into the organisations they serve really is. It’s so important its in our name.
We’re a social enterprise working with groundbreaking charity partners achieving incredible results in;
- Human rights
- Child development
- Art Therapy
- Child therapy and
- HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention
We connect value-driven, socially-conscious change makers, students and professionals with the opportunity to contribute to, learn from and experience frontline social work in action. In this way, we believe our volunteer programme has the potential to achieve social impact on an exponential scale as the exchange of skills, knowledge and ideas continues to spread from community to community.
What Makes Us Different
We operate under the global charity, Arms Around the Child and therefore we are a not-for-profit and this means we donate the largest percentage of our volunteer fees directly to the communities and projects we support. We are first and foremost a fundraising organisation that puts people above profits. We believe that volunteers are the catalyst to creating a sustainable and reliable income for the communities they serve.
We value innovation and our close connecting with top universities enables us to find the best volunteers for our programmes. Whether you are studying Anthropology, Psychology, Art and Design or Childcare, we have a volunteer abroad opportunity for you. We provide career development and life-changing volunteering that will enhance your work expereince and give you a social cause that you will invest in.