Office Volunteer (Programme Team)

  • Reporting To: Programme Funding Manager
  • Salary: Only travel expenses paid
  • Line Management: N/A
  • Location: Slough, Berkshire
  • Hours: Flexible



Habitat for Humanity Great Britain is a leading global shelter charity that works toward a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. We stand together with the poorest and the most vulnerable, the homeless, the young and old, the sick and the displaced. And with them we build toward a world where everyone has a decent place to call home and the opportunity for a life built on strength, stability, and self-reliance. Habitat for Humanity Great Britain is part of the international Habitat for Humanity network and undertakes a range of activities within the UK to achieve this goal.

Volunteer summary

  • Conduct research into potential donors and funding opportunities.
  • Regularly monitor donor websites and identify and inform donor opportunities matching the work of the organization.
  • Organise and maintain a database of international and local donor organizations.
  • Undertake independent research in finding alternative resources for long-term sustainability of the organization.
  • Modify and improve filing systems.
  • Complete any other tasks under the guidance of the Programme Funding Manager and Senior Project Officer.

Personal specification

The successful candidate will possess a desire to make a significant contribution to achieving the organisation’s vision and mission. We are a small tight-knit team so you will possess a warm and enthusiastic manner, be self-motivated, and proactive and have a demonstrable ability to work well within a team, including an ability to “get stuck in” and help with any task that needs doing. Equally you will need the qualities of a self-starter, able to move tasks forward with little supervision and able to deliver exceptional work to deadlines and say ‘no’ to distractions.

  •  Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Good presentation skills
  •  Good organizational and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent computer literacy in standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Sensitivity to political, cultural and national differences and adaptability to multicultural environments
  • Enrolled in a graduate school programme or the final academic year of a first university degree programme; or
  •  Have graduated with a university degree


Application process

  •  Applicants should send a CV and cover letter of no more than two sides of A4 outlining their experience and suitability for the role to
  • For UK based positions, all candidates must have proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
  • We will be contacting applicants we wish to invite for an interview shortly after the closing date. Unfortunately, because of high volume of applications we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants. If you haven’t heard from us within a month of the application deadline, please assume that your application has not been successful.


Disclaimer – Please note that we don’t accept unsolicited applications or CVs from third-party recruiters.