Work for us

Send a Cow is an established and innovative charity that enables poor farmers in Africa to become self-reliant by providing them with livestock, training and advice. We have been helping families lift themselves out of poverty for over 25 years and plan to help thousands more in the future.

Send a Cow is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from suitably qualified men and women regardless of their race, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, disability, age, sexual orientation or family circumstances.

Please read our development values and about us before applying for any jobs or volunteering opportunities. Good luck!

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Volunteer with us

Read to Feed Support Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral part of Send a Cow’s work in the UK and we welcome help from all age groups and experiences.

As a central member of our Development Education team you will assist with the delivery of Read to Feed, our well established fundraising initiative for schools. Read to Feed is a sponsored reading scheme, which runs throughout March and encourages schools to engage with African inspired literature.

We are looking for a volunteer for one day per week (on average) to assist with the marketing, delivery and wrap up of this initiative. The role is from September 2016 through till May 2017, in our UK office.

Tasks will include:

  • Carrying out mailings to schools
  • Contacting schools    
  • Communicating with companies and authors to promote Read to Feed
  • Using social media to promote the initiative
  • Responding to queries from teachers
  • Assisting with the preparation of materials and resources for schools
  • Writing copy for the website and E-newsletters

Desired skills & experience:

  • Experience of web editing on CMS platform
  • Highly competent IT skills including use of online social media
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good research skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Marketing experience
  • Knowledge of the UK school system

We will provide:

  • An induction to Send a Cow and the education team
  • Training and on-going support
  • Equipment necessary to carry out the role
  • CV building opportunities
  • The opportunity to be part of a well-respected international development charity
  • Travel expenses within agreed mileage
  • References on fulfilment of the volunteering role

How to apply:

Email your CV, along with a short covering letter to:  

UK ONLY - please note, we are unable to offer volunteering opportunities in Africa

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Send a Cow. Volunteers are an integral part of our work in the UK and we welcome help from all age groups and experiences

However, we can only accept volunteers who are already living in the UK and we are unable to offer volunteering opportunities with our African projects.

Volunteering at Send a Cow can take many forms from assisting with admin in offices like supporter care and finance, and deploying specialist skills for a specific projects like an event, to representing the charity as an Ambassador - giving inspiring talks and fundraising within your local community.

Experience with Send a Cow is often a useful addition to a CV for those embarking on a career in the charity sector and international development. But sometimes people simply want to share their knowledge and experience with us for the benefit of the people we work with in Africa. Farmers, television programme makers, school teachers and accountants are among those who regularly volunteer with us and we are richly rewarded by their support.

The first step to working with Send a Cow as a volunteer is to let us know of your interest and confirm your eligibility, so please answer the following question:

Are you eligible to volunteer in the UK? If you are unsure as to your eligibility then please contact the UK Borders and Immigration department for further information.

  • If the answer to the above question is YES then please complete an application form and send to Please note that CVs will not be accepted
  • If the answer to the above question is NO, then thank you for your interest; however, we are unable to consider you for a volunteering opportunity

Thank you for your interest in Send a Cow.

Registered Charity Number 299717