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Undertake a conservation or community placement worldwide from two weeks plus. Look after rescued sloths in Costa Rica, monitor lemurs in Madagascar,
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Volunteering and internship placements – conservation, community, healthcare, journalism and more. Fiji, Madagascar, Costa Rica, Thailand, India, K
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Undertake a wildlife or marine conservation placement worldwide from two weeks plus. Work on a climate change project in Costa Rica, help lemurs in M
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Take part in a gap year placement from two weeks to six months. Volunteer in conservation, teaching or community projects around the globe or combine
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Undertake a medical, healthcare or physiotherapy placement abroad. We offer health projects in Fiji, Madagascar, Ecuador, Nepal and lots of other coun
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Undertake a teaching or sports coaching placement abroad from as little as one week. Offer deprived children a better chance in life and earn yoursel
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Take part in an internship placement from two weeks to six months. Work in journalism, conservation, teaching, community development or a range of oth
date_icon_black23 Feb 2018
location_icon_blackLondon
currency_icon_black£22,000 - 26,000
date_icon_black23 Feb 2018
location_icon_blackLondon
currency_icon_black £22,000 - 26,000
Are you a self-motivated and customer focused individual with experience of a busy IT Service Desk? Do you want to make a real difference in your next
date_icon_black25 Feb 2018
location_icon_blackLondon
currency_icon_blackCompetitive + excellent benefits
date_icon_black25 Feb 2018
location_icon_blackLondon
currency_icon_black Competitive + excellent benefits
Are you a sharp and forward-thinking individual with an interest in Data who can help us win the fight against cancer?
date_icon_black28 Feb 2018
location_icon_blackLondon
currency_icon_black£18,500 - £23,000 p.a. BASED ON LOCATION
date_icon_black28 Feb 2018
location_icon_blackLondon
currency_icon_black £18,500 - £23,000 p.a. BASED ON LOCATION
Are you an organised individual looking to develop your administrative experience at the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through
date_icon_black31 Mar 2018
location_icon_blackThe Angel Building, London
currency_icon_black£23,750 - £25,000
date_icon_black31 Mar 2018
location_icon_blackThe Angel Building, London
currency_icon_black £23,750 - £25,000
This is an exciting role within the Marketing Services team at CRUK. You will be joining at a time where there is huge opportunity to transform our ma
date_icon_black31 Mar 2018
location_icon_blackMultiple
currency_icon_black£7.50 per hour
date_icon_black31 Mar 2018
location_icon_blackMultiple
currency_icon_black £7.50 per hour
Take a step forward and kick-start your career working as an Events Assistant (EA) at the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating all types of
date_icon_black05 Mar 2018
location_icon_blackWest Thames College campus - Isleworth
currency_icon_black£17, 775 - £20,195 - (dependent on skills and experience)
date_icon_black05 Mar 2018
location_icon_blackWest Thames College campus - Isleworth
currency_icon_black £17, 775 - £20,195 - (dependent on skills and experience)
Do you find it rewarding when you see a young adult succeed for the very first time, sometimes against the odds? Are you ready to create opportunities
date_icon_black05 Mar 2018
location_icon_blackCollege of North East London (CONEL) campus - Tottenham
currency_icon_black£17, 775 - £20,195 - (dependent on skills and experience)
date_icon_black05 Mar 2018
location_icon_blackCollege of North East London (CONEL) campus - Tottenham
currency_icon_black £17, 775 - £20,195 - (dependent on skills and experience)
Do you find it rewarding when you see a young adult succeed for the very first time, sometimes against the odds? Are you ready to create opportunities
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location_icon_blackMalaysian Borneo, Nepal, Tanzania, Nicaragua & Costa Rica
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location_icon_blackMalaysian Borneo, Nepal, Tanzania, Nicaragua & Costa Rica
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Make a difference volunteering overseas for 4, 5, 7 or 10 weeks. Work on sustainable development and adventure projects.
Company Info: Website: www.mencap.org.uk Headquarters: London, England Size: 5001 to 10000 employees Founded: 1946 Type: Non-profit Organisation Industry: Non-Profit The Royal Mencap Society is dedicated to helping…
About Us: City Internships simplifies intern recruitment by connecting students with internship programs across the globe, ensuring all participants improve their career prospects and become more commercially and culturally aware. Our int…
What is gradunique? 'gradunique' is a truly unique Graduate programme, that brings together two of the UK’s leading charities to deliver one graduate development programme. The British Heart Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support have co…
HELPING YOU FIND A CAREER IN Charities

Charities graduates do essential work both across the world and closer to home, whether it's working with communities in the Third World or planning initiatives in UK schools. The graduate charities jobs that are available are wide-ranging - see what options are available via TheBigChoice.

LOOKING FOR a Charity CAREER?
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How much can I earn as a Charity Worker?
earnings
In general wages in this sector are lower than in other areas, largely because those working for charities are doing so out of compassion rather than a desire for large salaries. By their nature, charities are not-for-profit organisations. The average wage across the sector is £25,000.

Average salaries for specific charity jobs, according to Pay Scale, include:
  • Charity fundraising manager:£30351
  • Communications officer:£23,508
  • Youth worker:£20,345
  • Finance officer:£22,098
  • Care worker: £13,941
  • International aid worker: £19,000 - £25,000
  • Marketing officer:£22,266
  • PR officer: £19,000 - £28,000
Typically, salaries will rise the more progress you make within your particular charity or sector. Salaries also vary greatly depending on your location and the size of your charity.
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What qualifications do I need to be a Charity Worker?
qualifications
After a Bachelors Degree Graduates from all disciplines can be well suited to a career in the charity sector, as skills such as communication and organisation should be provided by every degree subject.

However, degrees that may provide you with a good grounding for this kind of work include:
  • Economics
  • International development
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Politics, philosophy and economics
  • Journalism
If you want to work in a specific area, for example in an environmental charity, a degree such as geography or environmental science is likely to be of use. Similarly if you want to work in a medical charity or in international development it would be useful to have taken courses in these areas.
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What skills do I need to be a Charity Worker?
skills
There are a number of generic skills that you will need to work in the charity sector. They include:
  • Communication
  • Tact
  • Diplomacy
  • Teamwork
  • Organisation
  • Commercial awareness
  • Time management
Having a knowledge of politics and the wider impact of charity work on communities are also extremely important for careers in the charity sector, whichever job you work in. Depending on your role, a basic knowledge of economics is also likely to be beneficial.

Having a large amount of voluntary experience in your chosen sector will be very beneficial when apply for jobs in the charity sector.
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What experience do I need to get a job in Charity?
experience
Work experience is essential in this sector, so you should spend as much time as possible volunteering in the areas that you’re interested in. Contact voluntary organisation to see the opportunities that they have, or speak to charities directly.
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