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

(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!

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


Press Releases


The Action Begins
(October 2015)

Recently Added Resources

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

Worship resources relating to Migration and refugees from Cafod, Christian Aid and the URC, including videos and a half hour film - see them 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)

Global Education resources for Muslim Schools from MADE - more details here (added 7 Dec. 2015)

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)

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

Finding images for exhibitions, posters, activities, teaching - some useful guidance from Think Global - see links here or go to Global Dimensions website here (6 Nov. 2015)

Teaching resources for KS1 and children's activities (5 - 7 year olds) from Traidcraft -  here (8 Oct 2015)

Quotations about Hope in Action (includes: hope; economic inequality; gender equality and an inte faith section about inequality.Down load as a word.doc from the Discussion resources page here (8 Oct. 2015) 

Pledges to Inspire Action -plus suggestions for use at events. (word.doc) (7 Sept 2015)

Worship resources  to support Traidcraft's Justice campaign on Faith Resources page. (7 Oct. 2015)

New children's resources from Christian Aid for OWW 'Hope in Action' : School Assemblies (primary and secondary) here;  Children in Church here. (7 Oct. 2015)

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

Christian Worship Anthology- Hope in Action available to download as pdf or in a word version you can edit (15 Sept. 2015)

The Funding Opportunities page has been updated  (1 Sept. 2015)

New teaching resources on Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 10: "Reducing Inequalities" -  from 'Think Global'  (issued 29 Aug. 2015)

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

2015 leaflets available to download & print


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)   

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)

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