Can’t make it to Ethiopia but still want to get involved with Link Ethiopia? We often have vacancies for volunteers at our London office, or researchers collaborating with us and we involve volunteers on a variety of projects. So whether you are a researching, looking to build a career in International Development, or just have some spare time on your hands and want to help out we look forward to hearing from you. Why not take a look at our current vacancies or read on for more information about the different types of volunteer.
If you are looking to build some experience working in an NGO and have an interest in Ethiopia and education then there may be a role for you at Link Ethiopia. Previous interns have worked across marketing, communications, fundraising and project support, either specialising or working across various areas. Internships can be full or part time, and we can also offer support and supervision to students who wish to gain academic credit for their internship. If you wish to submit an unsolicited application (please attach your CV and cover letter) click here.
Give your time
Are you in a position where you would be able to spare a couple of days a week to volunteer in our London offices. Volunteers make a valuable contribution to the day-to-day running of our office and improve our office systems through their expertise. Contact us for more information.
If you are a young person looking to gain short work experience in a charity office then contact us. We can offer you insight into how NGOs operate and the types of work you might do if you work in the sector in the future.
Research with us
If you are an academic or a student looking to carry out some research into the work we do in the UK then you can get in contact with us. We are always interested in people looking to research global learning, carry out impact evaluations and other aspects of our work.
Hear from previous volunteers
Having retired in the recent past from a long professional career in HR and having been part in an amazing Link Ethiopia tour in 2014, I was keen to offer some of my spare time. I have been working on tidying up the complex accounting databases and other record-keeping, which has been challenging but enjoyable, as well as reviewing some HR policies and procedures.
It’s all very different from my professional career, but that’s part of the attraction and any support I can give to such a worthy and valuable service to the children of Ethiopia makes it all worthwhile.
In 2015 as part of my undergraduate communications degree I spent a semester as a Communications Intern at Link Ethiopia. The role has given me the opportunity to work on myself but also on my perception about the world.
I expected a typical placement where I would have to complete a list of many tasks. On the contrary, I was involved on important activities and jumping back and forth between communicating with both the London-based team and the Ethiopian-based team. My experience at Link Ethiopia has changed my view on the world and my global mind-set.
During my time as a Lead Research and Evaluation Volunteer in Link Ethiopia London office I have been planning and conducting an ongoing Research and Evaluation Project researching the impact and evaluating Ethiopian and British schools partnerships. Beside carrying out research I have been developing pedagogical materials and accreditation systems for schools, pupils and teachers in global learning. As I am currently on leave from my university lecturer work, volunteering in Link Ethiopia has given me the chance to lend my expertise and at the same time gain insight and fresh research material.