Volunteering & Outreach

Through our volunteering and outreach activities, Jersey Overseas Aid facilitates the efforts of individuals and organisations in Jersey to learn about, and to provide, assistance to people in the world’s poorest countries.

  • Volunteering Projects

    Since 1972 Jersey has facilitated parties of volunteers to work with communities in developing countries for up to four weeks. As well as bringing lasting benefits to poor and vulnerable people, these projects serve to raise awareness in Jersey of global development issues. More than 1,000 islanders have completed over 100 projects in some of the world’s poorest communities.
    Find out more about our volunteering projects.

  • Bursaries

    Jersey Overseas Aid actively encourages islanders to get involved in overseas projects. Our two bursary programmes seek to financially support professionals, young people or career changers to exchange and share knowledge while learning new skills and experiencing new cultures.
    Find out more about our bursary opportunities.

  • Jersey International Development Network

    The Jersey International Development Network is a forum that gives Islanders regular opportunities to learn more about overseas aid and how Jersey is making a difference on the international stage. It’s also a chance to join the dots of our philanthropic island, bringing together interested actors from charities, finance, government, philanthropy and the private sector.
    Find out more about our international development network.

  • Schools

    We believe it is important for the youngest members of our community to understand how Jersey is helping people at times of crisis. We provide free school resources that are designed to encourage children of all ages to engage with a variety of global issues, including energy and climate change. We also run workshops in schools.
    Find out more about our schools outreach work.

Sand dams volunteering trip to Tawa, Kenya - June 2022

"It has been a fantastic few days working hard with the local community. Very tiring but totally rewarding, exchanging skills and experience. It's very overwhelming but seeing the progress we've made and seeing how other dams have helped other communities is a massive reward."

Anonymous volunteer from Jersey