At Oxfam we're working every day to make change happen. But we cannot 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 the 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.
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.
After a visit from Oxfam supporters one influential local MP told Parliament that:
Their representations were a great encouragement. I do not have to choose between being an advocate for some of the most climate-vulnerable people in the poorest countries and representing my constituents, because the former is exactly what my constituents want me to do.
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 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 around a number of vital issues including climate change and inequality, tax, and food justice. You will become an important part of these vital campaigns for peace, justice and lasting change.