Volunteer with us

A list of current volunteering roles at the Fairtrade Foundation.

  • Campaigns Volunteer

    The Fairtrade Foundation is a passionate and ambitious development organisation committed to tackling poverty and injustice through trade. We are best known as the independent, not-for-profit body behind the FAIRTRADE Mark, a product label assuring consumers that their purchase helps disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries secure a better deal. The FAIRTRADE Mark is the best known and most trusted ethical mark amongst UK consumers.

     

    Volunteer Role Title: Campaigns Volunteer

    Reports to: Campaigns Coordinator

    Commitment:  Ideally we would like to have a volunteer for 2 - 3 days per week for at least 6 months.

    This arrangement is not intended to be legally binding or to create a contract.



  • Media Volunteer

    The Fairtrade Foundation is a rapidly growing organisation which licenses the consumer label the FAIRTRADE Mark in the UK on products that meet international standards of Fairtrade. Our unique independent guarantee is helping producers in the South and consumers in the North to challenge conventional trading systems that condemn millions to poverty and hardship.  This voluntary position could be an exciting and challenging first role for someone looking to move into public relations. The position will offer a fantastic opportunity to learn how the media works and allow you to gain experience of working in a busy press office.

    Volunteer Role Title: Media Volunteer

    Reports to: Media Officer

    Role description: 
    As a Media Volunteer you will be responsible for a wide range of administrative and general office duties which will make this opportunity both interesting and varied.
    Commitment:  Ideally we would like to have a volunteer for 2-3  days per week for at least three months.

    This arrangement is not intended to be legally binding or to create a contract.


  • New Business Development Volunteer

    The Fairtrade Foundation is a passionate and ambitious development organisation committed to tackling poverty and injustice through trade. We are best known as the independent, not-for-profit body behind the FAIRTRADE Mark, a product label assuring consumers that their purchase helps disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries secure a better deal. The FAIRTRADE Mark is the best known and most trusted ethical mark amongst UK consumers.

    Headed by the Commercial Director, the Commercial team is responsible for managing all the business relationships involved in buying and selling of Fairtrade products. Covering food and non-food products, the team is responsible for getting businesses engaged in Fairtrade. They do this by working to deepen existing business commitments to Fairtrade, by building prospective relationships with businesses new to Fairtrade and by ensuring that consumers see the FAIRTRADE Mark.

    The team comprises two distinct but complementary parts – Commercial Partnerships and Innovation & Business Services Team.

    The Commercial Partnerships team is responsible for developing and managing relationships with businesses that sell Fairtrade products directly to consumers. This team works with a wide variety of organisations such as major high-street retailers and global brand companies.

    Sourcing new business is an important function of the Commercial Partnerships team and through driving increased sales of Fairtrade products, contributes to the Fairtrade Foundation’s objectives of Focusing on Impact, Making Fairtrade Personal, Improving and Innovating and Strengthening the Organisation.

    As a part of the Offer to Business, Fairtrade’s work capitalises on market trends and the growing supply chain sustainability agenda. As a partner, Fairtrade offers unique expertise and experience within the sustainable trade sector and can help deliver increased effectiveness of programmes, access to a valuable producer network and strong evidence of impact. 

    Volunteer Role Title: New Business Development Volunteer

    Reports to: Partnerships Manager

    Role description: Volunteering in the Commercial Partnerships team to support the team’s business development strategy and through improving and innovating, partnering with key businesses.

    Commitment: To be discussed. Ideally we would like to have a volunteer for 2-3 days per week for at least 3 months.

    This arrangement is not intended to be legally binding or to create a contract.