Offering To Support
How can I help?
There are a number of ways to support our appeals such as donating, spreading awareness or arranging a fundraising event.
Find the best way to donate for you here.
The more people that hear of our appeal the more people will donate. You can help publicise our appeal in various different ways. To find ideas and information visit http://www.dec.org.uk/spread-the-word.
Ideas, information and materials for setting up a fundraising event or sponsored activity can be found on the DEC website: http://www.dec.org.uk/fundraise-for-us and in the Community Fundraising help section.
How can I offer my / our services to the appeal?
It is always great to receive offers of help and support for emergency appeals, during busy appeals the DEC is happy to receive most forms of support although in certain cases we may have to turn some away*. The kind of support the DEC can accept include:
Can I volunteer with the DEC?
The DEC is actually a very small organisation with one small office in London and we do not work abroad, all of the money we raise is passed to our member charities. Because of this volunteer opportunities are limited when we are not running an appeal. However if you are interested in helping when we do launch an appeal please email your details to [email protected]
See the Jobs & Volunteering page of our website for more details and for information about volunteering with other organisations overseas.
Can I go to the disaster zone and volunteer?
Unfortunately the DEC cannot facilitate arranging volunteers in the field as we are a fundraising only organisation. However, it may be useful to contact someone like VSO or Doctors of the World.
- VSO - http://www.vso.org.uk/
VSO is an international development charity that works using volunteers. Experienced professionals share their skills with local colleagues in some of the world's poorest communities, working together to find realistic solutions to the problems they face.
- Doctors of the World - https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/
Doctors of the World specialise in sending trained medical staff to disaster affected areas. They are compiling a database of qualified medical staff with essential experience for use in emergencies. To be considered for inclusion in this database please email with a current CV including full details of availability. Please include which emergency situation you would like to assist with in the subject line. Unfortunately they are not able to accept applications from individuals with no experience of the complexities of working in emergency situations. Email: [email protected]