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OWW's Board of Trustees is seeking to recruit new members NOW on to the Board. For more information about what is involved and an application form, please download an application pack here :  Word.doc  or  PDF

One World Week is changing the way it operates.   We are becoming a virtual organisation run and staffed by volunteers. This will allow us to continue to deliver OWW on a sustainable basis

Can you help One World Week find national volunteers?

Can you help One World Week find national volunteers?  If you are a OWW supporter already, could you consider taking on any of these roles yourself?

Please contact us to discuss futher how we could match up you talents and time to the roles listed below

Volunteer roles

We have a wide variety of volunteer roles for anyone willing to give the occasional bit of time to One World Week. Volunteers will ensure that the work the charity carries out is possible and will provide invaluable support to the trustee team. They can work from home or possibly hot-desk from a partner organisation office.


Volunteer Role



Theme Design

Finalise theme/strapline/image in consultation with Trustees/partners, in line with the European Global Education Week Network. Write up summary for website.

Spring - several days


Commission explanatory publicity (incl. leaflet). Organise leaflet/poster design & web-distribution.

Spring - several days

OWW resources team

Commission/oversee OWW resources, incl. OWW worship materials for a service, quotes, pledges, local press release. related to the annual theme

Spring/Summer – few days

External resources

Identify external resources to inspire and inform event organisers. Obtain permission to adapt/link from our website.

Spring/Summer – several days

Website team

Monitor/update OWW website. Several discrete tasks can be identified (e.g.: campaign updates; enter events (as of May 2015 we have a volunteer to enter events ); put up resources, add news items). Analyse web stats.

Several hours a week, peak September

Social Media

Build/maintain a Social Media presence. Linked to the website activity. (As of May 2015 we have one volunteer so far but a few more are needed to share this work )

An hour/week

National OWW meetings

Arrange national partner meetings — consulting with Trustees and partners on dates, venue, agenda, writing minutes. (As of May 2015 we have a volunteer operating in this role)

2-3 times/year

Evaluation of OWW

Update Evaluation Form. Gather forms and photos from event organisers, log results, write summary report.

Autumn — several days


Fundraising — monitoring opportunities and acting upon them, in conjunction with Trustees.

Few days/month

Trustee or Advisor

Member of Board of Trustees/Advisors plan & implement strategy, maintain the charity, oversee activities & reports. (  for information and application form download Trustee Application Pack here: Word doc. or  PDF

Few hours/month


We urgently need, right now, some volunteers to: 

- collate and/or analyse the responses from the OWW evaluations? (Dec. 2016 - March 2017) 

-  represent OWW at a local or national event you are going to?

-  contribute to OWW's facebook page? (a shared task)

-  Tweet etc for OWW

-  research quotations about Good Neighbours  (now to end August)

-  design word searches about Good Neighbours and Sustainable Development Goals, for children and adults (now to end August)


Personal specifications


  • Share OWW’s aims, mission and values.  see website page
  • Computer literate. Good communication skills. Able to meet deadlines.
  • Team work whilst working in isolation — at home or hot-desking in someone else’s office!

For further information, to express an interest or to apply by please contact us ASAP on oww@oneworldweek.org 


Press Releases


Including You
(August 2016)

Recently Added Resources

New Funding Opportunity - The Common Good Fund - Application Deadline 27 Feb. 2017 see more here

Organisers' Evaluation form for 2016 events Download from here

Wordsearches for Including You events - download them from here

Press release template for 'Including You' events download here 

Quotations about  building an inclusive peaceful society - Download from here a 5 page booklet as a word.doc or pdf 

Pledges to build an inclusive society - find them here

"Who is a Migrant?" - anactivity/game to get people talking to each other at your events. Download the instructions here 

School Assemblies from Christian Aid- link to and download a PowerPoint and notes 

Looking for a speaker for your event? Download here a list (pdf) from the Discussion page (posted 12 Sept 2016)

Faith resources relating to "Including You".Download pdf here  links to materials offered by OWW's partners and supporters: worship, discussion, films ...plus Prayers for OWW(updated 7 Sept '16)

Presentation "A OWW approach to Migration" Download this PDF version of a 12 slides (15 -20 minutes) powerpoint

Need funding for your event? Apply to Big Lottery Celebrate Fund! NOW or you'll be too late for OWW more here and other suggestions

Poster/ flyer design kit - download from here

2016 Leaflets "Including You" download PDF versions here

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local inclusive OWW events - updated for 2016.  Down load ppt here

Migrant crisis or poverty crisis? - A briefing paper from Global Justice NOW Download as a PDF here

2016 - "Including You" - Booklet of ideas, links and resources for interpreting the theme. Dowload a PDF here (updated July 2016)

Learning resource/activity for young people about peace - from Fly Kites not Drones;   suitable for activites in or out of school. find links here: schools ; activities (added Nov. 2015 but still relevant for this years events)

Organisers' Evaluation Form for event organisers to completand send to OWW - down load the word.doc from here

Event participants feedback form  (for organisers to collect feedback from participants at OWW events)   (word.doc)