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Afghanistan and Central Asian Association
The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) works with Afghans and Central Asians living away from their homeland, providing them with the support, skills and knowledge to live and prosper in the UK.Our wide range of services includes English language classes, employment workshops, a women’s support group, a Saturday school and homework club, youth and family support services, drop-in…

An opportunity for someone who would like to develop their research, communication and strategic thinking skills, improve their knowledge and understanding of the NGO sector and gain first-hand experience of a grassroots charity.

  • Researching funding opportunities for our projects and activities in the UK and Afghanistan
  • Helping our fundraising efforts through sending unsolicited funding proposals to grant-making trusts and companies
  • Working on securing awards for recognition of our services, e.g. quality standards
  • Developing ACAA's media presence in established British news outlets through writing powerful press releases and articles
  • Contacting embassies in Kabul to acquire tendering or contracting opportunities for infrastructural projects
  • Organising fundraising events to raise unrestricted funds for humanitarian projects in Afghanistan
  • Contacting International sports organisations to secure financial support or sponsorship to develop sports projects and facilities, particularly for Cricket in Afghanistan
  • Organising meetings with NGO*s, think tanks and service-providers to build closer relationships, partnerships and undertake joint work
  • Producing short video clips of volunteers and beneficiaries where they can talk about their experience of the ACAA and how they have been supported e.g. case studies/testimonials
  • Contacting solicitors, accountants, financial advisers and other private sector providers in Hounslow to discuss how to work in partnership e.g. holding regular legal advice clinics
  • Contacting Afghan businesses in west London to introduce the ACAA and form partnerships with companies to support our charitable purposes and activities
  • Conducting community outreach through distributing flyers and talking face to face with local residents to raise awareness of the ACAA in Hounslow
  • Writing an article to evaluate the impact of international aid on Afghanistan since 2001
Who will the volunteers be working with?
Other organisations and stakeholders to ACAA
Other volunteers at the organisation

Time commitment

Opening hours are from 11 AM-6 PM.
Interns in this role can be in-person or remote and must commit to at least one full day a week. Those who are interested in performing similar tasks are welcome to apply for the role as a volunteer, not an intern, if they prefer to keep fewer hours and more flexibility.

UCL Departments

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.