Indigo 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 projects 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 projects improve their volunteer management by offering advice and sharing templates of key documents – such as code of conducts, volunteer inductions and welfare support.

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, and to acknowledge the complicated realities in the field. We believe humanitarian work should be taken seriously, with considerable thought to the communities and people that we serve, and we reiterate this message when we reach out and recruit volunteers.

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.