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UK Volunteering

Part-time, short term volunteer assignments designed to give charities with limited resources access to qualified accounting expertise. An excellent way for accountants to give back and pick up rewarding experience in the not-for-profit sector.

Volunteer Accountant at Environmental Charity working in Malawi [395]


Our partner is implementing a project in Malawi whereby schools have an orchard, growing trees and breakfast foods, paprika and other crops for sale, using the income to improve education.


They are looking for pro bono support to undertake the following tasks:

  • Submit annual corporate tax return to HMRC (quarter-day);
  • Check next financial report in October of £94k, 3-year project due with donor (Scottish Government) (half-day);
  • Register to operate the organisation's bank account, and make 10 or so bank transfers up to March 2020 (half-day in total);
  • Strategise with the board on readiness to receive more grants which may be available from October (half-day)

​​​​​​ It is anticipated that the work would take around 3 full days in total, which can be broken down into half days over a much longer period. All work can be done remotely, but it is hoped that the volunteer would be based in Scotland where the majority of Trustees are located.


Finance Volunteer at Charity Working in African Refugee Camps [394]


Our partner supports the post-secondary education of refugees and displaced persons in Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan & Uganda. They are seeking a a volunteer to provide finance and secretarial support.

The charity is UK-based and ultimately serves as the endowment fund to a few East African subsidiaries that provide education and schooling in some of Africa’s largest refugee camps. The charity needs support from ideally one person who could provide finance and secretarial support to the Trustees.

Key reponsibilities:

  • Keeping financial records
  • Investment tracking
  • Receipts and Payments
  • Management Accounts
  • Annual Report and Accounts

Person specification:

  • Management accounts/Charities SORP experience
  • Experience liaising with auditors
  • Ideally experience of grant-making to international charitable organisations and investment management liaison


Trustee at Performing Arts Charity Empowering Marginalised Women [388]

Travel expenses covered

Our partner works with vulnerable and marginalised women and girls across Africa and Asia who are at risk of poor sexual and reproductive health, to help them find their voices, assert their rights and transform their futures.

They use a unique combination of drama and participatory learning to promote sustainable behaviour and policy change; particularly focusing on improving the sexual and reproductive health of their participants.

They are looking to build the capacity of their Board in financial management as the organisation grows. They are looking for a Trustee who can attend quarterly board meetings as well as review monthly management accounts, requests for funding and quarterly forecasts. It is anticipated that the time required would be the equivalent of one day per month.

Ideally, they are looking are looking for someone with senior level financial managemnet experience with familiarity of charity accounts.


Performing Life, Bolivia

+44 (0) 208 741 7000