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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 or a Co-ordinator?


Paid and Volunteer One World Week roles

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

The National Coordinator (paid post) (applications now closed)

The National Coordinator will coordinate and help to recruit the volunteer team. It is a flexible one day a week role which can be home based, with the potential of a hot-desk at a partner organisation. The role will also involve maintaining the Supporters’ Database and basic accounts. This paid role is for approximately 12 months to begin with.


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

(As of May 2015 we have a volunteer proof reader) 

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.

Few hours/month


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!


  • Experience of having helped to organise or having attended past OWW events.
  • Social media skills. Sense of humour.

For further information, to express an interest or to apply by please contact us ASAP on or ring Ingrid on 07976 267367 


Call For Climate Action

For the love of each other, we're came together in our thousands, on 17 June, with our partners in the Climate Coalition, to ask MPs to commit to strong action on climate change to protect all the things we love.  It was our first opportunity since the General Election to tell our newly elected representatives what matters to us in this crucial year for climate action.

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Press Releases


Recently Added Resources


Press Release Template for publicising your event 2015 (word.doc) (issued 14 Aug. 2015)

2015 leaflets available to download & print

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local interfaith/inclusive OWW events in 2015

2015 -Suggestions and resources for interpreting the theme, Hope in Action. Download a pdf version OR a word.docx version

Resource leaflets "Finding out more about ethical investment: website links" (Word .docx) (contributed byPhilip Hayllar, Portsmouth OWW Oct 2014)

wordsearch:'The world we want'. Download and print the search and answers (two  (Oct. 2014)

 A worship resource from CAFOD - Call of Creation - A PowerPoint for  reflection (added 25 September 2014)   

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

A video to trigger ideas to help you start planning your OWW events 

Pledges to help you "Aspire be more" word.doc (added 1 Oct 2013)

OWW Guide and links to other websites for resources relevant to environmental issues (updated Sept 2013)- (word doc)

Funding Opportunities -  Aug. 2013