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Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is a humanitarian organisation founded in 1979, committed to ending child hunger. Every day they work to save the lives of malnourished children while providing families with sustainable access to safe water and good nutrition. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, they helped over 13.6 million people in 47 countries last year.

Find out more about UCL students experiences volunteering with us by clicking here.

Looking for adventurous students who want to end hunger!

Do you want to be a part of the generation that ends child hunger, by leading a team of ambitious and adventurous students’ If so then read on?

For the first time we have the knowledge and tools to end child hunger - but we need your help to spread the word that this is achievable, and to help raise funds to make it a reality.

Action Against Hunger is currently looking for Student Challenge Leaders within your campus. This is a voluntary position with a year-long commitment. It’s an amazing opportunity to develop essential skills for your future, undertake the iconic Machu Picchu Trek or the Morocco Trek in the Atlas Mountains, or even the unique Silverstone Half Marathon around the F1 track itself. And all whilst helping fund lifesaving Action Against Hunger programmes in more than 47 countries worldwide!

Role Aim: 

Action Against Hunger is currently looking for Student Challenge Leaders within your campus. A voluntary position with an academic year-long commitment, this is an amazing opportunity to develop essential skills for your future, leading a group of students and liasing with the charity. Students have the opportunity to embark upon either the iconic Machu Picchu Trek or the beautiful Morocco Trek through the Atlas Mountains, or take on the twists and turns of the Silverstone F1 race track in a unique half marathon. And all this whilst helping to fund Action Against Hunger’s lifesaving programmes around the world.


You get to build your own promotional campaign on campus to recruit a team; you then inspire and manage your team with help from Action Against Hunger and our parter tour operator, Choose a Challenge, and then lead your team to Peru, Morocco or the race start line!

Skills needed: 

We are looking for outgoing and resourceful students with an entrepreneurial spirit.


Students that sign up to be a challenge leader receive a range of support, training and beneifts including

* Challenge Leader Training. A day at Action Against Hunger’s offices to make sure you’ve got the knowledge and resources you need to fulfil the role as well as find out more about Action Against Hunger and the amazing things you can help us to achieve. You’ll meet industry experts from the tour operators at Choose a Challenge to senior staff at Action Against Hunger who are responsible for the lifesaving programmes you will be helping to fund.

* Regular (weekly) calls with staff member at Action Against Hunger to make sure you are fully supported and updated to ensure you can lead your team to their full potential.

* Full fundraising pack and fundraising training session with the rest of your team at your campus to help kickstart the year.

* Invites to networking and awards events with key graduate employers looking to recruit you for internships and grad roles.

Other amazing benefits include:

* Stand-out CV: Show your future employers you went to University and did something different. You had an impact and lead from the front.

* A reduced fundraising target: The bigger and more successful your team, the more your fundraising target for your adventure drops. Get up to 80% off your own fundraising target!

From the University campus primarily with contacts at the Action Against Hunger London Office (in Greenwich, SE10 8JA) if necessary.
Time commitment: 
1-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
Not strictly but March would be a good cut off point.
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