Work For SolarAid

Who wants to work for SolarAid when they grow up? All of our team members are blessed with a sunny disposition.

2111, 2017

Christmas Admin Volunteer

November 21st, 2017|Categories: Jobs|

About the role

Every Christmas, SolarAid sends out its Christmas Appeal. We do not directly mail our supporters often but we feel Christmas is the time of year where our supporters like to hear from us. As we only have a small team in London, we need extra support during this period.

We would like a volunteer to join our lovely team to help us with:

  • Logging donations on our database.
  • Writing personalised thank yous to our donors.
  • Answering enquiries and supporting the Administration Officer with their duties.

Although a busy time of year for our staff, it is a great period to join us and learn about working for an international development organisation.

Person Specification 

  • A sunny disposition, of course!
  • An eagerness to learn fast.
  • Very good attention to detail.
  • An interest in international development and climate change issues.
  • Creative thinker and ability to work independently using initiative.

Ideally we would like someone for 3 days a week or more but please let us know what you can do when you apply. We’ll buy your lunch and pay for travel (within London) plus you’re bound to get some free mincepies!

Please send your CV to

Applications will be rolling until we find a suitable candidate.

About us

SolarAid’s goal is to eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa.

We are a London-based international development charity tackling poverty and climate change by building sustainable markets for solar energy.

Our social enterprise, SunnyMoney, distributes clean and affordable solar lights in Africa to families who would not otherwise be reached. We currently work in Malawi, Uganda and Zambia.

To date, we have distributed over 1.9 million solar lights, reaching over 10 million people, and catalysed the solar lighting markets of Kenya and Tanzania – the first two in Africa.

Thank you so much for your interest. 

2609, 2017

Volunteer Marketing Assistant

September 26th, 2017|Categories: Jobs|

SolarAid is an international charity that combats poverty and climate change. We provide access to solar lights to help catalyse solar markets in Africa.

We are seeking a Volunteer Marketing Assistant to help with general marketing duties and social media in our London based office.

The main tasks of the role are:

  • Developing and uploading content to the website
  • Designing marketing and promotional materials
  • Managing our databases and communications with our supporters
  • Using tools such as Buffer and Hootsuite to schedule social media posts
  • Developing campaign ideas and sending e-newsletters
  • Writing blog posts
  • And other administrative duties as required

Full training will be given in all aspects of the role as well as general marketing tips, tools and tricks, so this is an ideal opportunity for someone that is looking to gain experience in the world of charity marketing. Ideally you will be able to come in to the office at least 4 days/week.

If you are interested, please have a look around our website and include some thoughts in your application on the site in general, or any speculative ideas you may have about how to improve the site or SolarAid’s social media presence. This is essential in order for us to determine if you can conduct research and provide intelligent feedback – which is a key part of the role!

Please DO NOT just add your CV and a standard text as a covering letter because these generic replies will not help you get the role. You could mention how you think your skills and / or qualifications and experience will help you and why you would be good at the role, but experience is less important to us than enthusiasm.

An interest in solar, charity and international development would be a distinct advantage, as would an understanding of Adobe Creative Suite.

This is a full time unpaid role, but we will cover your travel and lunch expenses.

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible and will be appointing volunteers on a first-come first-saved basis, so please apply as soon as you can by emailing

We look forward to hearing from you!