Ongoing role
At a glance


  • General management


Bermondsey, London (Central), SE16 4BP
Mainly at home
Travel limit? none


Either in or out of office hours We have a whole team meeting every second Wednesday either in person or on Skype. Other than that, we estimate the minimum time needed to be 2h/week.

AFFCAD UK is a small organisation supporting fantastic grassroots projects (youth empowerment, education, health) conducted in Bwaise, Uganda. We are currently in the progress of reinforcing our team, that's why we need YOU as our secretary!

What will you be doing?

As our secretary, you would be:

  • liaising with the chair to plan meetings, receiving agenda items from committee members
  • circulating agendas and report
  • taking and circulating minutes
  • checking that agreed actions are carried out
  • filing minutes and reports
  • compiling lists of names and addresses that are useful to the organisation (e.g. for grants)
  • keeping a record of the organisation’s activities
  • keeping a diary of future activities
  • keeping a record of any of the organisation’s publications (e.g. leaflets or newsletters)
  • preparing a report of the organisation’s activities for the year

What are we looking for?

As our secretary, we need you to be:

  • reliable
  • able to excel at detail (without getting lost in them)
  • fluent in English

We need you to have:

  • excellent organisational skills
  • management experience
  • administration skills
  • computer skills (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint,...)

What difference will you make?

As mentioned above, we are in the stage of strengthening our team in the UK, so that roles become more clearly defined and team members can concentrate on their respective tasks. 

You joining our would mean that other members of the team could focus more on what they are really good at - essential to take AFFCAD UK a step further and refocus on raising awareness and funds for the people/community in Bwaise who we actually want to support!

What's in it for the volunteer?

In AFFCADUK you'd find a small, young, friendly and dedicated team, working closely with the team in Uganda. So, sooner or later you might be on a plane to Entebbe to visit our parent organisation!

We consider ourselves more as a huge family of people working towards the same goals and sharing basic values as a "simple" team.

A few more details

As a small charity, we rely on volunteers who are ready for a long-term commitment. Still interested? Please get in touch!

  • Education
  • International development
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people
  • AFFCAD UK is a small, friendly organisation. We registered as a UK charity on 6th January 2016.

    We work alongside AFFCAD (Action For Fundamental Change and Development), a community based...