Concerned about poverty and hunger on a global scale, but not sure how to make a difference at the local level? Volunteer with the Oxfam Action Corps and find out how your efforts can change the bigger picture.
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Fight hunger with the Oxfam Action Corps
Meet some of our volunteers and find out how you can make a difference, too.
Welcome! The Oxfam Action Corps is a group of dedicated volunteers based in more than a dozen US cities who campaign with Oxfam to fight poverty around the world. We're currently teaming up with Oxfam on the GROW campaign for food justice. You can read about our latest efforts on the Oxfam Action Corps blog.
We’re seeking volunteers in the following US cities: Albuquerque, NM; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Burlington, VT; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Des Moines, IA; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; Madison, WI; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Seattle, WA.
Volunteers with the Oxfam Action Corps lead a coordinated charge to improve national legislation and business practices, and to deepen local community resources for fighting poverty and injustice.
When you volunteer with the Oxfam Action Corps, you take actions like: hold a house party or collect signatures at a concert. You could lead a delegation to a lawmaker's local office, organize a petition drive, or plan an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet. Anyone is welcome to volunteer, regardless of age or experience level—all you need is a willingness to make a difference. Volunteers receive continuing support from Oxfam, including campaign materials, strategy tips, and advice on community organizing. Each city has two trained volunteer corps organizers who welcome and orient volunteers throughout the year.
Other responsibilities of a corps organizer:
What volunteers have to say: “Oxfam Action Corps has really helped me professionally. Before the training I was working as an administrative assistant and never got a chance to take charge of an event. With Oxfam Action Corps I got to lead an event, reach out to allies. It prepared me for a huge career change, directing a small non-profit.” - Jessica Lettween, Minnesota.
“This is leadership in practice. You can’t just read a book on leadership. You have to put it into practice. You should see how I list this on my resume!” - Jill Mizell, New York
Email volunteer organizers in your city:
For general questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org