Become a Chaffinch Volunteer.

Use your skills and free time to make a real difference.

Help Chaffinch to achieve more for the children of Kibera.

Learn new skills and meet new people.

WHAT role can i do?

Fundraiser – are you passionate about organising events and seeking out new sources of income? Could you coordinate an event, organise a team of volunteers, explore new ideas, or just get involved for a one-time need?

Social Media Lover – do you regularly use social media and have a handle on how to make the most of these platforms? Could you produce content for Chaffinch’s social media channels and help us to increase our reach?

Web Wizard – are you skilled at web design or web development? 

Communicator – do you enjoy producing newsletters for email and print, and helping others to understand the work that Chaffinch does?

Ambassador – can you be the voice of Chaffinch in your community, spreading the word and letting people know how they can get involved?

Legal Genius – are you able to navigate the requirements of data protection legislation or risk assessment?

If you don’t recognise yourself in any of these roles, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for you. Maybe you have your own idea of how you can

Why join?

Joining a charity team, regardless of role, can put you in a position to make a difference in some of the most desperate situations in the world. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to be a part of changing lives for children in Kibera but be aware, you are likely to get as much back as you give! As a small charity, Chaffinch offers a personal approach to volunteering and a commitment to inclusivity: ensuring nothing need get in the way of your desire to help.

Visit ‘Reach Volunteering’ to see the priority vacancies we hope to fill or complete the form at the bottom of this page to apply.



Chaffinch is run 100% by volunteers just like you. You will have the opportunity to really understand the difference that you are making and create a personal connection with the children of Kibera.


There is always a new challenge waiting for you. Whether you are interested primarily in occasional volunteering or an ongoing role, there is always something to stretch you. 


You will have the opportunity to use your skills and strengths for positive impact as well as learning new skills and pushing your limits in a friendly and supportive environment.



I don’t live local to Chaffinch/don’t live in the UK, can I get involved?

YES! We have roles that can performed from anywhere in the world. Even if you don’t have a regular internet connection, there are still many ways you can help. Just get in touch!

I’m under 18, is that a problem?

No. Depending on your age and the role, we may ask for your parent or guardian’s consent for you to be involved, but there’s plenty you can do as a volunteer. Unfortunately, you can’t become a trustee until after your 18th birthday.

I work in a school. Can my class get involved?

We would love to hear from you. Learning about different cultures is an important part of the school curriculum and we’d love to connect with you. Children helping children is always very special so we can definitely find some ways that your class can get involved.

Can I volunteer at the centre in Kibera?

We don’t currently have this option due to all the practical demands of such a programme. However, our established volunteers will be the first to know if this option becomes available in the future.

Apply to volunteer


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