Volunteers hand out emergency go-bags to students at a Prep Rally at Speedway Academies in Newark, N.J. A Prep Rally is an interactive program that helps teach children critical disaster preparedness skills – it’s a signature part of our Get Ready, Get Safe initiative. This Prep Rally was held in October of 2017 to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Photo credit: Susan Warner/Save the Children, November 2017.

Volunteers hand out emergency go-bags to students at a Prep Rally at Speedway Academies in Newark, N.J. A Prep Rally is an interactive program that helps teach children critical disaster preparedness skills – it’s a signature part of our Get Ready, Get Safe initiative.

Skilled Volunteers

Make a Difference for Children

Save the Children welcomes and encourages committed individuals to apply as skilled volunteers in our Fairfield, Connecticut and Washington, D.C. offices. Skilled volunteer opportunities range from short-term (three month) to long-term (one year) assignments. They are offered in a variety of areas such as finance, fundraising, human resources, marketing and communications, public policy, and social media- as well as other program areas.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply online. If you do not see a volunteer opening that matches your skills and interests, you may apply also to intern positions and if selected, the position will be re-classified as a skilled volunteer.

What is a skilled volunteer?

An individual who possesses the skills and knowledge to perform service free of pressure, and without promise of financial compensation for their work.

What are the different kinds of skilled not-for-profit volunteers?

  • An individual who wants to explore another career
  • An individual wanting to re-enter the workforce and sharpen their skills as well as further their professional experience
  • A recent college graduate looking to get their foot in the door and gain experience
  • A recent retiree who wants to contribute their skills to making a difference, but seeks the flexibility of volunteer offerings

Not what you’re looking for?
Here are some other ways to get involved:

Advocate
Join our network of advocates at Save the Children Action Network

Fundraise
Learn how you can help raise funds

Protect Children
Lead a Prep Rally to get your community ready for disasters

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