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Constituency campaigner programme

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At Oxfam we're working every day to make change happen. But we can't do it alone - we need your help. We are looking for passionate volunteers to join our Constituency Campaigner Programme.

Constituency Campaigners raise Oxfam's issues with politicians and decision-makers in their area to promote real and lasting change in people's lives. In becoming one of our Constituency Campaigners, you will be making a difference by campaigning on the root causes of poverty and suffering.


Join the programme today

Our Constituency Campaigner Programme aims to give you the knowledge, tools and support to make sure your voice is heard and has influence at the highest level. This voluntary role will give you vital skills and experience in being an effective campaigner and influencing those who hold the power, right here in your own community.  Constituency campaigners, often working with others, play a vital role in demonstrating constituency support for the rights of people living in poverty around the world.

Download our role description and application form to apply and find out more.

Once you've completed your application form, please send it to your regional contact:

England: Email the team

Wales: Email Matt Hemsley

Scotland: Email Lisa Stewart

What does the role involve?

Our Constituency Campaigner Programme aims to give you the knowledge, tools and support to make sure your voice is heard and has influence at the highest level. This voluntary role will give you vital skills and experience in being an effective campaigner and influencing those who hold the power, right here in your own community.  Constituency campaigners, often working with others, play a vital role in demonstrating constituency support for the rights of people living in poverty around the world. 

You will be a key Oxfam contact for political campaigning in your constituency, working to build a relationship with your local MP and persuading them to act in support of Oxfam's issues.

As a volunteer, you can give as much or as little time to this role as you are able, but 1-2 hours a week is a rough estimate. You will be given a day of induction training and invited to additional training sessions and political events which will help build your skills as an effective political campaigner. You will have the opportunity to learn from Oxfam staff and other programme participants. 

Right now, Oxfam is calling for political action to address the twin challenges standing in the way of ending poverty - climate change and rising global inequality. You will become an important part of Oxfam's campaigns network, bringing about change to tackle worldwide poverty.

 

Download our Role description to find out more.


Guides and resources

Members of Parliament, Members of the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly Members are all people we can lobby to get support for our campaigns. You can write to them, email them, contact them through social media or meet with them to get your views across.

The Constituency Campaigner Programme provides activists with the training and support they need to be effective at lobbying their elected representatives. Check out our guides for help and advice:

How to Meet with your MP (PDF 143 KB)
How to Write to your MP (PDF 128 KB)
How to be creative (PDF 140 KB)
Jargon Buster (PDF 140 KB)