Emergency fundraising

At any one time Oxfam is responding to around 25 emergencies worldwide. Right now, that includes responding to the urgent needs of refugees fleeing Syria every day. More than half a million have fled the country and are in need of shelter, food, water and medical care.

Fundraising for our emergency work will help save lives.

Our emergency aid includes targeted food distribution, providing clean water and sanitation, as well as cash for food, health promotion, animal health support and disaster risk reduction. It's life-saving work. And we wouldn't be able to do it without people getting together and fundraising for us.

Find out where Oxfam is responding to emergencies now. 

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What can I do?

Organise your own fundraising activities

Get your friends, family and colleagues together to raise money for emergencies. Just £50 raised by a cake sale could feed a family of six in Somalia for two weeks. In fact, whatever the fundraising activity the outcome remains the same - you'll save lives.

Get inspired with our emergency fundraising ideas

Download or order your emergency fundraising pack

Become an emergency fundraising coordinator

Be part of our emergency team and give your time to help fundraise when disaster strikes. You'll work alongside local councils and volunteers to coordinate local fundraising for emergency appeals. It's a responsible, flexible and vital role, and you'll be supported by your regional fundraising manager every step of the way.

Download the full role description (PDF, 82 KB)
Download the application form (Word, 44 KB)

Apply at fundraising@oxfam.org.uk

Become an emergency fundraising volunteer

When emergencies occur, our emergency fundraising team works hard to arrange fundraising all over the UK. We need volunteers to donate their time. Register as an emergency fundraising volunteer and we'll let you know as soon as an emergency occurs, pointing you towards the nearest collection point or fundraising event that's looking for volunteers.

Your time is precious - by donating just a few hours you can help raise vital funds. It's a truly great feeling knowing the difference you've made.

Register to be an emergency fundraiser by emailing fundraising@oxfam.org.uk

Find out more about being an emergency fundraising volunteer (PDF, 99 KB)

Set up an online Oxfam fundraising page

It's easy to raise money for Oxfam and our Emergency Appeals online. Get your friends and family to sponsor you in a matter of minutes. Make sure to share your page on Facebook and Twitter and email it to as many people as money. Let people know that their donations can make a real difference to our work and change lives.

Set up an Oxfam fundraising page

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