You can make a difference and help people in crisis – come and work or volunteer for the DEC or any of our partners and member charities.


Current Vacancies:


Content Manager
The DEC is seeking an outstanding Content Manager to help build the profile, reputation and income of the DEC and its appeals. This role will develop the DEC’s content strategy and ensure that the DEC’s brand and messages are delivered consistently across all communications channels. The role requires first-class communications and collaboration skills as well as excellent experience in editing offline and digital content.


For more information and to apply, please click here.




Programmes and Accountability Assistant
The DEC’s Programmes and Accountability Team are looking for an Assistant to provide administrative and data collection support. We are looking for a confident, self-driven individual with strong attention to detail who is keen to work across a wide range of tasks.


For more information and to apply, please click here.


The DEC occasionally recruits volunteers for specific tasks at our office in London, and in the first few weeks of an appeal may have need for extra help at this busy time. If you are interested in the possibility of working as a volunteer at our office please email


Please note: The DEC does not work overseas and is unable to send volunteers to disaster areas. Overseas work is carried out by our Member Charities. The DEC is not able at the current time to offer work experience for under 18s, or internships.


Several UK-based organisations specialising in training or sending skilled volunteers to work on long-term assignments in developing countries.
If you want to find out how to donate commercial goods or services, please contact Global Hand.

RedR runs quality training courses which can help anyone interested in volunteering overseas improve their skills and knowledge of the humanitarian sector. RedR also provides advice to potential new relief workers.

VSO is an international development charity that works using volunteers. Experienced professionals share their skills with local colleagues in some of the world's poorest communities.

AlertNet provides global news, communications and logistics services to the international disaster relief community and the public. 

ReliefWeb is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Information and advice about working or volunteering overseas.


Volunteer testimonials 

The DEC greatly values the remarkable people that have given up their free time to volunteer with us. Their contribution helps us run our emergency appeals, and carry out the important work that ensures success. 
We want to highlight some of the amazing people we’ve worked with over the past year.