How to apply
The Fairtrade Foundation is a passionate and ambitious development organisation committed to tackling poverty and injustice through trade. We are best known as the independent, not-for-profit body behind the FAIRTRADE Mark, a product label assuring consumers that their purchase helps disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries secure a better deal. The FAIRTRADE Mark is the best known and most trusted ethical mark amongst UK consumers.
The Fairtrade Campaigns team
We co-ordinate a network of grassroots campaigners across the UK made up of community groups, schools and universities as well as individual supporters. We also raise money for the Foundation’s work through community fundraising and individual giving. Each of our sub-teams focuses on a specific audience; Education (schools and universities), Communities (Fairtrade towns and faith groups) and Supporters (individuals). The aim is to increase availability of Fairtrade products and raise awareness of Fairtrade across the community. The grassroots Fairtrade movement has built a strong understanding of Fairtrade across the UK and inspired other countries to start similar national Fairtrade campaigns.
In this role, you will be working with our Education team supporting with the facilitation of the awards schemes for both schools and universities and wider engagement with those audiences.
Commitment: Ideally you would volunteer for 2-3 days per week in our London office for at least 6 months.
This arrangement is not intended to be legally binding or to create a contract.
Fairtrade Education Campaigns volunteers play a vital role in supporting this dynamic and diverse movement and volunteering is a great opportunity to learn more about grassroots campaigning while gaining practical experience in report writing, customer service and working in a fast-moving office environment.
Other projects including research, data processing, social media, and attending events will also arise, and can be agreed with the Campaigns Coordinator, depending on your interests and the skill sets you wish to develop.
It would suit a student, graduate or any individual with a passion for global justice and an interest in supporting communities across the UK in taking action. Previous volunteers have gone on to work for other NGOs, in the UK & overseas, self-employment, further study, and a variety of other sectors including Fairtrade organisations.
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