Volunteering with Ashoka UK


If you’re thinking about applying for a volunteer position with Ashoka UK, please read the information below before doing so, it contains relevant facts about the application process and timelines.


We recruit volunteers on an on-rolling basis. Volunteers are a core part of our team and we want to ensure a rewarding experience for every single one of them, so we will only accept somebody if we know that we have the capacity to provide them with enough support to grow during their time at Ashoka. At the moment, we have volunteers joining us for a minimum 4 months, generally on a full time basis,starting either in January, May or September.


We usually have around 3 volunteers at our team at all times during the year, although this might vary depending on our workload. The Changemaker Education Volunteer position and the Data and Process Development Volunteer position are the most role-specific ones, that’s why they have an opening for themselves. For all our other positions, the only must is to have a genuine interest in social impact and social innovation. That’s why we’ve created a single opening, Ashoka UK Volunteer – General Opening. Please read the role spec there for more information. If you’re a good fit we’ll call you in for an interview with 2 staff members, and if everything goes well we will then decide together with you what position is the best fit for you. The generic role spec contains more info on the different areas we frequently need support with.


Due to our limited capacities, we will only start reviewing applications 30 days before the specific start date of that opening. Please be patient while you wait for a response. In case you’re submitting a last minute application for an specific position (15 days before the stated start date), once you apply through the online platform please follow up by email and reach out to Aroa Fernandez atafalvarez@ashoka.org. This way we can make sure that your application will be considered in time!


We hope to hear from you soon!


Ashoka UK Volunteer – General Opening

We are looking for volunteers to join our mission in creating a everyone a changemaker world. Here at Ashoka we believe teamwork can be used to take on any challenge or opportunity which is why we are looking for people who share our values and have a passion for social innovation. Successful candidates shall then be selected for various positions including work on; fellowship, global competitions, operations and events, partnerships and venture. To apply now click here.


Data and Process Development Volunteer

Do details make your world go round? We know that changing the world depends on getting the little things right and we’d like to find someone who shares this understanding. We’re looking for an organiser, someone who finds pleasure in creating order. This part-time role would involve supporting and managing the Salesforce processes that keep the Ashoka UK family running happily, and pro-actively liaising with the team to think of solutions for our different data management challenges. To apply now click here.


Changemaker Education Volunteer

Do you have a passion for education? Here in the Changemaker Education team at Ashoka, we’re bringing together the UK’s most innovative and impact-focused schools and partners in the country. We’re building a network of schools and other important actors in education to re-imagine learning for the 21st century, prioritising empathy and changemaking as core student outcomes. To apply now click here.