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Lattitude Global Volunteering is a UK registered international youth development charity established in 1972. Our vision is of a world where all young people contribute to a more dynamic, caring and tolerant society as responsible global citizens. Our mission is to educate and develop young people worldwide by providing inclusive opportunities for them to make a positive difference to the lives of others through a distinctive, challenging, structured and supported international volunteering experience in a culture and community different from their own.

We organise overseas volunteering placements from 3 to 12 months in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific, North America and Europe for young people aged 17 to 25. Currently the majority of our volunteers are from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK but we have increasing numbers of volunteers from throughout Europe, Argentina, Ecuador, Ghana, Japan, Malawi and South Africa.

Our placements have a positive impact on our volunteers and our volunteers have a positive impact on the communities they work in.

We have been working with our partner groups and organisations for many years and our volunteers worldwide currently contribute over 40,000 volunteer hours per week.

We value a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

All vacancies with Lattitude Global Volunteering are advertised on this website and are regularly updated on a post-by-post basis.

Volunteer positions

UK Volunteer Programme Manager – Home based

Salary: Voluntary – all reasonable travel and incidental expenses reimbursed

Working hours: Flexible

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

Interview date: Ongoing

Start Date: Ongoing

Job purpose: The role of Volunteer Programme Manager is to be the link between our Reading office and a cluster of placement in one of the following regions: the South West, Midlands, North London, East and the South East. The role includes liaising with Local Representatives in the region, maintaining Lattitude communication links with the host placement, carry out visits and providing pastoral support to volunteers at placements.

To apply, please e-mail your CV and expression of interest to James Langdon, UK Regional Director at

Job Description

UK Local Representative – Home based

Salary: Voluntary – all reasonable travel and incidental expenses reimbursed

Working hours: Each placement needs to be visited at least once during each volunteer cycle (usually an annual cycle) plus additional pastoral support if needed

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

Interview date: Ongoing

Start Date: Ongoing

Job purpose: To act as the Local Lattitude Global Volunteering Representative at one or more named placements and to provide local support both to the volunteer and host

To apply simply email us at expressing an interest in the role.

Job Description

Lattitude Promotion Officers – UK (All Regions)

Salary: Travel expenses paid

Working hours: at least 10 events in a year

Interview date: Ongoing

Start Date: Ongoing

Job Purpose: Our promotions officers (PO) attend events such as presentations and careers fairs on an ad hoc basis. They act as the face of Lattitude and so must appear professional and well-informed. They must report back all the contacts they make at events to the Marketing Team. To be a PO you must be a Lattitude alumni with a passion for telling others about your placement and the benefits of volunteering abroad.

To apply simply email our Marketing Team at expressing an interest in the role.

Paid positions 

Programme Coordinator – Head Office, UK

Salary: £21,500 – £23,000

Working hours: 35 hours per week

Deadline for applications: 01/06/2016

Interview date: TBC

Start Date: TBC

Job purpose: The Programme Coordinator will join our Volunteer Programmes team, who support and prepare young people applying through the UK office who are participating in Lattitude Global Volunteering overseas programmes. This will include coordinating the transition of volunteers from application through selection, training, departure and a post-placement debrief. The role will also include being the Contract Manager for the VIA contract as well as taking the lead on the Lattitude Alumni Strategy in the UK. 

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To apply, please e-mail your completed application form to: Carol Flach -

Intern positions

Internship - Head Office, UK

Salary: unpaid.

Working Hours: 20 hours per week, flexitime

Contract: 6 months in the UK, 6 months overseas (total of 12 months)

Application Deadline: 13th May 2016

Interview Date: TBC

Start Date: Mid May 2016

Job Purpose: This internship is a unique opportunity for enthusiastic and committed individuals interested in working in an international youth development charity. It presents a valuable chance to be trained and gain essential experience required to work in the field of youth development and international volunteering. During your internship you will be able to support the end to end process of youth development through international volunteering. Initially based in the UK office you will be trained to support the work of our busy Operations Team helping to support young people with pre-departure administration prior to their overseas volunteering experience.

In the second six months of your internship you will be placed in one of Lattitude’s country offices in Africa or South America providing support to a Country Manager. This will include in-country orientation, visiting volunteers and host families and working with the Country Manager to develop new placements.

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We are always looking for volunteers to help us with a wide number of activities, both in the UK and abroad. if you would like to donate some of your time we would be very grateful. Please contact us for more information at