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Shared Interest

Shared Interest transforms the lives of smallholder farmers and artisans. Based in the UK we aim to alleviate poverty by helping people in remote and disadvantaged communities in developing countries, to trade, and earn a living. We use investment from people living in the UK to provide loans to fair trade businesses worldwide. Last year we lent over £60 million to nearly 400 organisations across 60 countries.

Application deadline: 
Friday, 5 July 2019

We are looking for volunteers to help man our stall at the UK’s greatest vegetarian and vegan outing, Just V Show!

You will be responsible for ensuring visitors to our stall are engaged and learn about Shared Interest. You will be working with a small number of other volunteers and staff will be supported with resources and materials to give away.

Role Aim: 



Supporting our Member Engagement Team, event assistants will:

•Raise awareness of Shared Interest by talking to attendees of Just V Show from our stall

•Answer general enquiries from attendees and visitors to the stall

We will provide a short online training session and briefing prior to the event.

We would love to hear from you if you:

• Are pro-active and self-motivated

• Can inspire others and have good people skills

• Have empathy with the aims and objectives of Shared Interest

• Use email and are computer literate (PowerPoint,Word, Excel)

We will support you with the following:

• Induction training (online)

• Ongoing support with a staff contact

• Resources to support you in your role

• Basic reference (if requested)

• Reasonable expenses (entry to the show is free if you are volunteering with us)

As a volunteer with us you will receive entry to the event and have the opportunity to explore the event before or after your volunteering slot.

Skills needed: 




Olympia Grand, Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London
Time commitment: 
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Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here