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Mary's Meals

Mary’s Meals provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. Our vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things. Working together with those who share our vision, we believe there is no good reason why this cannot be realised. Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from many walks of life and different backgrounds.

Our mission is to enable people to offer their money, goods, skills, time, or prayer, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities.

We have a range of fulfilling and fun opportunities to help you raise awareness of the work of Mary’s Meals in your local area as a community volunteer. 

Part of a group of passionate volunteers, you will join us as we grow our movement through local groups to motivate and inspire people in your local community to support our work.  

As a valued member of the Mary’s Meals family, you will play an active role in the promotion of our nationwide fundraising campaigns. 

We have a range of activities that can be done from the comfort of your own home during this time of local restrictions. 

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Promoting our work on social media.
  • Giving virtual talks to local groups.
  • Hosting virtual community engagement events such as film screenings about Mary’s Meals’ work.  
  • Meeting virtually with other local Mary’s Meals volunteers in your community. 

As restrictions change across the UK, other key activities may include: 

  • Sharing our story with local community organisations, schools, churches, and faith groups.  
  • Organising fundraising events in your local area – such as coffee mornings, quizzes, and bucket collections. 
  • Promoting Mary’s Meals’ fundraising campaigns in your community.  
  • Distributing and displaying promotional materials and placing collection tins.  
  • Helping to generate support from businesses in your local area.  

Benefits to volunteer

  • You will join a community of volunteers who are working towards a shared goal.
  • We will provide training, social gatherings and regular charity updates with our volunteers.
  • Celebration event
  • Volunteer awards
  • Basic reference after one month's regular volunteering. 

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, qualifications and experience

  • We are interested in administrators, public speakers and community fundraisers but these skills are not requirements.
  • Internet access.
  • Average length of recruitment is one week.
  • Need to be 18+ years.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

There is a minimum commitment of one hour per month for one year. Our volunteer opportunities are as varied as our volunteers themselves. We are open to volunteers working as many hours with us as they want to.

Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Children & Young People
  • Education and Training
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Application Process
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Support provided
  • Induction provided
  • Training provided
    Volunteers receive an induction and then various training is offered throughout the time of volunteering.
  • Organisation Policies
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Other Information
  • Are there any age limits?
  • DBS checks - additional information
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
  • Role is exempt from Ex offenders Act 1972
  • Support Provided - additional information
    We are an inclusive and supportive charity and will consider assisting volunteers with additional needs.
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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