Indigo Volunteers connects volunteers with humanitarian projects around the globe, directly and fee-free.

We help volunteers find the right project

People who want to volunteer often find it hard to decide where to go and how they can help. Indigo partners with over 75 grassroots charities that offer many different volunteer opportunities across the humanitarian spectrum. Based on their skills and preferences, as well as the latest needs in the field, we match volunteers to the right project.

We help project find and manage volunteers

Small charities often do not have the time and resources to find volunteers. We help our partner projects by regularly reviewing their needs, selecting volunteers with the right skills and attitude, and connecting them directly. We also help organisations improve their volunteer management by sharing ideas and best practices – such as code of conducts, volunteer inductions and welfare support taken from our experience with a variety of different projects.

We inspire and educate people about volunteering

Indigo was established to inspire more people to volunteer, and to volunteer responsibly. Our aim is to challenge the prevailing image of volunteering as a holiday activity, as we believe that humanitarian work should be taken seriously, with considerable thought to the communities and people that we serve. In our outreach we acknowledge the complicated realities in the field, whilst positively encouraging volunteers to get involved, look after themselves and enjoy the experience.

We share, connect and collaborate

As an umbrella organisation, we share knowledge and resources amongst our network and actively encourage collaboration between projects. Drawing on a growing pool of experienced partners from across the globe, we help improve standards by organising info-sessions, facilitating workshops and sharing training opportunities on a wide range of humanitarian topics.

Indigo was established to inspire more people to volunteer, and to volunteer responsibly. Our aim is to challenge the prevailing image of volunteering as a holiday activity, as we believe that humanitarian work should be taken seriously, with considerable thought to the communities and people that we serve. In our outreach we acknowledge the complicated realities in the field, whilst positively encouraging volunteers to get involved, look after themselves and enjoy the experience.

 

 

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