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Volunteer with us!

Applications for our 2023 Summer Placement Programme are now open!

IJM UK is excited to be offering a number of voluntary opportunities as part of our Summer Placement Programme.

These roles will cover a wide range of both independent and team-based tasks, which will be tailored to individual applicants based on their experience, interests and location.

Full-time and part-time placements are available with our:

  • Marketing and Public Engagement team: office-based/hybrid in London
  • Church Partnerships team in Northern Ireland: office-based/hybrid in Belfast
  • Church Partnerships team in England: office-based/hybrid in London or remote home working
  • Church Partnerships team in Scotland: office-based/hybrid in Edinburgh

Who are IJM?

We believe everyone deserves to live in safety. IJM works to protect people in poverty from violence, modern slavery and human trafficking.

Imagine being at risk of slavery and violence – and knowing nobody will protect you. This is the reality for millions of people around the world. Right now, children, women and men are facing crimes like trafficking, slavery, violence against women and children, and police abuse of power.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.  International Justice Mission (IJM) is a global organisation partnering with local police, survivors and supporters to stop slavery and violence. Together with authorities, we've brought more than 80,000 people to safety from slavery and violence, seen slavery decrease by up to 86% in places where we're worked, and protected over 10 million people from violence. We’re inspired by Christian faith, but we partner with and serve people of all faiths and none.

What type of work will a summer placement undertake?

Example tasks may include:
  • Administration support
  • Assisting with Fundraising projects, events or campaigns
  • Assisting with Champions (volunteer) resources and projects
  • Research for future projects, events or campaigns
  • Developing resources for key projects, events or campaigns
  • Creating and scheduling digital content for social media platforms and IJM UK website
  • Representing IJM UK at a summer festival, sharing the biblical call to justice and the work of IJM

IJM has a pattern of Christian spiritual formation. Our staff and Summer Placement volunteers engage in the work of justice through daily and quarterly prayer rhythms.

What do I do to apply? When’s the deadline?

  • Please submit a covering letter (maximum two pages) explaining why you are suitable for and interested in joining our Summer Placement Programme. Please demonstrate what and how your skills, experience and personal qualities will bring to IJM UK and why you are interested in IJM’s work.
  • Please supply your CV detailing relevant experience.
  • Lastly, please submit a supporting statement of Christian Faith (up to one page) describing your faith journey, current spiritual disciplines and how you see your faith as relevant to your involvement with IJM.
  • Applications should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line Summer Placement: Full-time or Summer Placement: Part-time depending on your availability or preference.
  • Deadline for applications: 12 noon Friday 31st March 2023
  • Successful applicants will be invited to interview. Interviews will take place in April 2023.

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