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Irise / Volunteer

Make a difference Become a Volunteer

Join us in our fight to end period poverty and shame by volunteering with us. We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available in the UK and Uganda.

Volunteer in the UK

Act Now and Join the Empower Period Campaign

There's loads of different ways you can take action to end period shame.

Aged 15-25 in the UK and passionate about ending period shame? Want to develop your professional skills? Click the Empower Period logo above to apply to become an
Empower Period Agent of Change and lead within your community!

If being an Agent of Change isn't right for you but you would still like to receive opportunities to develop your advocacy skills and professional development, then join the Empower Period Network by clicking the logo above!

Could you provide support and mentorship to the Empower Period Agents of Change? If you think you could help develop young people's skills and provide guidance during their advocacy journey, click the logo above to become an Empower Period Mentor!

Do you work with young people who are passionate about ending period poverty? Click the logo above sign up to explore a partnership between your organisation and Empower Period. Lets empower young people to lead together!

Irise Social Media Officer

Are you passionate about ending period poverty and shame? Do you want to join a team committed to achieving gender equality? Are you looking to take on a key role within an international charity organisation? Do you think you could capture the attention of our network and be the engaging social media voice we are looking for?

If so, we would love to here from you!

Apply to become the Irise International Social Media Officer here, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Join the Empower Period TikTok Team

If you are aged between 16-19 years old (an individual or a small group), passionate about ending period poverty and shame and enjoy creating fun content – we want to hear from you!

Whether you are already a pro TikToker, or you have seen others using the platform and want to join the craze (whilst empowering young people!), apply here to join the Empower Period TikTok team!

The Irregular Periodical editor or content developer

Work with the Communications Officer on our Advocacy Committee to compile our Irregular Periodical. This feminist, fun filled newsletter keeps our network up to date on all things Irise, sharing stories from our work, recommended reads and opportunities to get involved or learn more about why menstruation matters. Check out the latest edition here.

Help develop concepts for the Periodical and create and edit content.

​Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Events and Campaigns Volunteer

Work with our UK Projects and Fundraising Officer on our Advocacy Committee to develop concepts and resources to support our events and campaigns throughout the year.

​Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Work placement in the UK

Complete a placement in our UK office (in Sheffield). Minimum 1 afternoon a week for 6 months. Gain experience of the inner workings of a small charity through data processing and analysis, developing communication materials and manning our social media channels or supporting organising events and volunteer management.

​Placements run throughout the year. 

Email [email protected] with your CV and cover letter to apply.

Volunteer in Uganda

Storytelling placement in Uganda

Spend 2-3 months with our Ugandan team collecting case studies from our projects. Help ensure that women’s and girls’ stories are told and their voices heard, alongside helping us demonstrate the impact of our work. We ask all volunteers to raise at least £1000 to support our work as part of their placement- our team will help you every step of the way.

Great experience for anyone with a passion for storytelling, photography or communications and marketing. 

Placements run throughout the year.

Email [email protected] with your CV and cover letter to apply.