Volunteer Manager

Raleigh Expeditions

There are different volunteer manager roles available:

Lead roles – take on a leadership role on our project sites.

Support roles – support the running of our programmes from our local office or field base.

Medical roles – we are looking for doctors, nurses and paramedics to help us deliver safe and impactful programmes.

Expedition Project Manager

Expedition Project Manager

Lead role

Want to be out on the project sites getting your hands dirty whilst leading and motivating a group of young volunteers? Then an expedition Project Manager role might be just for you.

As a Project Manager you will be based on the community, environment and adventure project sites throughout the Raleigh expedition. These roles are some of the most hands-on within the volunteer manager team. You will ensure the safe and effective delivery of our expeditions. You don’t necessarily need management experience for this role but being passionate, motivated and a desire to work with young people is a must!

You won’t be on your own, you’ll have at least one other project manager on your project site. You’ll work together as a team to facilitate, lead and inspire a diverse group of international volunteers to complete impactful project whilst developing their skills.

You will encourage the volunteers to work side by side with communities to create lasting change. This role is extremely rewarding. You’ll see the impact that Raleigh and our volunteers have on environments, communities and individuals first hand whilst also developing your management and leadership skills.

Adventure Project Manager

Adventure Project Manager

Lead role

Like an adventure and want to do something impactful? Lead our adventure projects!

The Adventure Project Manager involves facilitating a group of young volunteers during the adventure phase of a Raleigh expedition.

The adventure phase typically involves a 19 day trek designed develop the volunteers’ leadership skills, whilst also teaching them map-reading, survival and camp craft skills. This role is one of the most hands-on within the volunteer manager team. You will ensure the effective and safe delivery of our adventure phases. In return, you will get the chance to see some of the most breath-taking scenery as our groups trek through areas and national parks inaccessible to tourists. This is a fantastic opportunity to use your Mountain Leader or trekking skills to support a group of young volunteers.

You don’t necessarily need project management experience but the ability to motivate and inspire young volunteers is essential. You will need to be Mountain Leader qualified or assessed or have extensive experience of trekking or other outdoor activities.

Spanish interpreter

Spanish Interpreter

Lead role

¿Hablas español? If so, put your language skills to good use on a Raleigh expedition!

Spanish Interpreters play a vital role in the smooth running of our projects in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. This role requires you to be a Project Manager and draw upon your language skills when necessary, particularly when communicating with people in communities or our project partners. You will work alongside one or two other Project Managers and be responsible for motivating and supporting a group of 12 – 14 international volunteers on our community, environmental or adventure projects. It’s a vital role to inspire our volunteers and integrate them with the local community.

Project based roles are extremely rewarding. You will see the impact that Raleigh and our volunteers have on environments, communities and individuals first hand. You will also develop your own skills and leadership experience.

To volunteer as a Spanish Interpreter you must have at least conversational Spanish speaking skills and basic Spanish writing skills. You do not necessarily need previous project management experience. As well as this you must also be flexible, adaptable and have a desire to work with young people.

Administrator

Administrator

Support role

Like being kept busy but want to do something more rewarding and impactful? An administrator role could be for you!

Perhaps you want a break away from the norm or you’re thinking about a career move. The Administrator role is a fantastic opportunity to support change in developing countries.

As an Administrator your time will mostly be spent at Raleigh’s fieldbase, our in country office. Although there will also be the chance to visit our project sites. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of office operations to ensure the expedition runs as smoothly as possible. This role is varied and diverse, and a great opportunity to use and develop your skills in a completely new environment.

You will need to be adaptable and flexible. No previous administration skills are required for this role but you will need to be organised and have the ability to work well under pressure.

Communications Officer

Communications Officer

Support role

Join a Raleigh expedition as a Communications Officer. You will help bring the expedition to life by gathering stories and material for the expedition blogs. You will work closely with the expedition photographer, volunteers and other project managers to showcase the progress and achievements of the expeditions.

If you have experience in copywriting, marketing or PR you could be the right person to join one of our international teams. Use your existing skills to write about the impact of Raleigh’s work.

Logistics Coordinator

Logistics Coordinator

Support role

Don’t get put off by the ‘logistics’ part – you don’t need any previous logistics experience. You’ll need to be flexible, adaptable, have excellent organisational skills. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking for a new challenge whilst also wanting to learn and develop new skills.

As a Logistics Coordinator your team will work together to ensure the volunteer groups have everything they need to complete safe and impactful projects, from food to equipment. You will be part of the fieldbase team – the ‘operational hub’ of the Raleigh expedition. It is a positive and collaborative environment. You will also have the opportunity to visit the community, environment and adventure projects.

Photographer / Videographer

Photographer / Videographer

Support role

Whether you’re a professional photographer, an aspiring photographer, a videographer or a recent graduate, this role is a fantastic opportunity to use your skills to capture the impact of an expedition.

You will visit our community, environment and adventure projects, to gather photos and footage. You’ll work closely with the Communications Officer who will be writing the expedition blogs for the Raleigh website. This is a great opportunity to experience our impact first hand and help us tell the story of the people and places we work with. This is also a fantastic opportunity to develop skills in expedition and travel photography or videography.

For both roles we will ask to see a portfolio of your work. If you are applying for the role of the videographer you will need video editing skills. We also require you to have your own equipment. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to use and develop their creative skills in a totally new environment and support international development projects.

Expedition Medic

Expedition Medic

Medical role

Doctor, nurse or paramedic? Come and join us on an expedition!

Use your experience to help us deliver safe and impactful expeditions. This is an exciting chance to develop your expedition medicine and leadership skills.

As an expedition medic, your role has two elements. You will be a Project Manager on some of our most remote project sites. You and another Project Manager will support a team of around 12- 14 young volunteers on our community, environmental and adventure projects. In this role you may be required to draw upon your medical knowledge and experience when necessary.

There is also the opportunity to take on a support role at Raleigh’s fieldbase, our local headquarters. This is the operational hub of a Raleigh expedition. As a fieldbase medic, you will oversee the medical care of volunteers on project sites remotely, with support from the UK head office.

Who can apply?

We are looking for doctors, nurses and paramedics who have at least two years post qualification experience. It will help your application if you have experience supporting young people, working in A&E or of expedition medicine, but this is not essential.

Along with your specialist medical skills, as you are predominantly applying as a project manager, we also look for individuals who can demonstrate the attributes to support and lead a group of young volunteers. Our volunteer managers are the driving force behind a Raleigh expedition so we are looking for individuals who are adaptable, flexible and motivated.

Find out more

We’re a friendly team, driven by wanting to make an impact around the world, with a soft spot for cake, camping and softball. We love nothing more than to chat about our work. Call us today on +44 (0)207 183 1295.

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