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Indigo directly and efficiently connects volunteers with humanitarian organisations

Our Mission

is to amplify the efforts of our partner organisations *on their charge* to aid displaced communities.

We help volunteers find the right project

People who want to volunteer often find it hard to decide how and where they can help. Indigo partners with over 50 grassroots charities that offer multiple volunteering opportunities engaging in humanitarian support and development work.

 

 

 

People who want to volunteer often find it hard to decide how and where they can help. Indigo partners with over 50 grassroots charities that offer multiple volunteering opportunities engaging in humanitarian support and development work.

We help organisations find and manage volunteers

Small charities often do not have the time and resources to find volunteers. That’s where we come in. 

 

We help our grassroot partners  working across European migratory routes by regularly reviewing their needs so that we can select appropriate volunteers and connect them with the project directly. This means that aid organisations can spend less time doing administrative work and more time doing what they do best - helping displaced populations. 

 

Since 2016, we’ve been gathering knowledge on the tried-and-true ways to use support resources, volunteer connections and consultations to create the most positive volunteer environment possible.

Small charities often do not have the time and resources to find volunteers. That’s where we come in. 

We help our grassroot partners  working across European migratory routes by regularly reviewing their needs so that we can select appropriate volunteers and connect them with the project directly. This means that aid organisations can spend less time doing administrative work and more time doing what they do best - helping displaced populations. 

 

Since 2016, we’ve been gathering knowledge on the tried-and-true ways to use support resources, volunteer connections and consultations to create the most positive volunteer environment possible.

We share, connect and collaborate

As an umbrella organisation, we share knowledge and resources amongst our network and actively encourage collaboration between projects. Drawing on a growing pool of experienced partners, we support projects to improve their volunteer management and develop their operations by sharing resources, offering connections and providing welfare support.

 

 

 

As an umbrella organisation, we share knowledge and resources amongst our network and actively encourage collaboration between projects.

 

Drawing on a growing pool of experienced partners, we support projects to improve their volunteer management and develop their operations by sharing resources, offering connections and providing welfare support.

Why we focus on organisations supporting refugees and migrants?

People who want to volunteer often find it hard to decide how and where they can help. Indigo partners with over 50 grassroots charities that offer multiple volunteering opportunities engaging in humanitarian support and development work.

As long as there are gaps in the systems supporting displaced persons, the grassroots organisations we support will be integral to the wellbeing and support of refugees and migrants all over the world. 

We are in contact with grassroots organisations in Greece, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France, Cyprus, Lebanon, Poland and Moldova who are:

  • Filling gaps in basic aid in camps

  • Running community centres

  • Administering mobile medical and social support

  •  Educating those in need 

  • Distributing goods

  • Providing legal advice

  • And so much more

 

Our relationships with grassroots partners is a movement of solidarity. We bring together volunteers and organisations in hopes that someday, their services will no longer be needed.

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What is responsible volunteering?

Small charities often do not have the time and resources to find volunteers. That’s where we come in. 

 

We help our grassroot partners  working across European migratory routes by regularly reviewing their needs so that we can select appropriate volunteers and connect them with the project directly. This means that aid organisations can spend less time doing administrative work and more time doing what they do best - helping displaced populations. 

 

Since 2016, we’ve been gathering knowledge on the tried-and-true ways to use support resources, volunteer connections and consultations to create the most positive volunteer environment possible.

 

 

 

 

Indigo was established to inspire more people to volunteer and to do so responsibly. According to our experience-based values, responsible volunteering is centred around the needs, preferences and aspirations of the recipient communities.

It focuses on sustainable solutions rooted in collaboration between volunteers, organisations and those who they support. Responsible volunteering nurtures the safety and wellbeing of all parties, acknowledging the inherent human worth of volunteers and recipients alike.

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We make an impact

Indigo helps hundreds of humanitarians put their boots on the ground each year. This means that dozens of projects have the vital support necessary to keep their programmes running and  increase their activities.

 

We make sure that more people, from more diverse backgrounds have the chance to volunteer responsibly - so that everyone benefits from a sustainable and  inclusive change-making environment. 

 

Whilst we do collect and share important statistics, our tangible impact on the ground is best shown through the many stories that we receive from both volunteers and projects that we support.

Read some of our Volunteers’ stories below

Nicole - Volunteered in Chios

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"After finishing my studies at university, I knew that I wanted to follow a humanitarian-based career. I wanted to spend some time volunteering as I had the ability to and wanted more experience in the field..."

 

Read more here

Listen to our founder, Holly on 
The Worldwide Tribe podcast!

If you’re interested in volunteering, don’t miss this episode. It’s full of practical advice and insights into the humanitarian sector. Holly also speaks about leaving her job to volunteer in Greece, and how that decision changed her life - from starting Indigo to giving birth to baby Matteo just 8 weeks ago (although she jokingly refers to Indigo as her first baby).

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