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We Need You


Al-Ayn (UK)’s head offices are in London and we have offices in Birmingham and Manchester, and coordinators across the UK.

Wherever you may be, we are always seeking volunteers across a wide range of areas within the charity. Whether you have specialist skills you would like to share, you want to gain work experience, or you would simply like to be hands on with gifting your time, we need you.


3 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer


  • It gives you a chance to ‘give something back’ – to your local community, an organisation or cause that you care about, or the wider public. We know from feedback that this is an important motivation for our members to volunteer.
  • It develops your ability to work as part of a team. Volunteering is rarely a completely solitary experience and it can give you a chance to see how you contribute to a team in a different context to your usual work environment and role.
  • Volunteering helps counteract the effects of stress, anger, and anxiety. The social contact aspect of helping and working with others can have a profound effect on your overall psychological well-being.

One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have been able to achieve what we have achieved thanks to the dedication of the volunteers who form a crucial part of our team.

We believe that volunteers contributing to the work in all departments allow us to offer opportunities that serve our local community here in the UK whilst simultaneously serving orphaned children in Iraq. We have had hundreds of volunteers join the Al-Ayn family, all helping in their unique ways. The various types of volunteering include:

  • Volunteers who work alongside other team members in our offices.
  • Volunteers who support us at our events and peak periods.
  • Volunteers who complete work experience placements or DofE Awards assignments.
  • We are always humbled by the time that they have gifted to empowering orphaned children in need and we are thankful for what we continue to accomplish together.


If you are looking for opportunities to get involved from time to time, we are always able to offer opportunities for support at our stalls and events throughout the year so do get in touch to find out about upcoming slots.

Toy Packing

The work that has been carried out by volunteers to date is varied and includes regular support with Toy Packing Sessions that enable us to ship toys to Iraq and raise smiles on the faces of orphaned children.

Volunteer Form