Charities Volunteering


You can contribute your time as it best suits you. We have many different roles within the IWC Charities Group. It can take less than 4 hours a month, up to 10 hours (or more) a week from your time. There is no need to speak Russian, but a little knowledge is a big advantage.




Charities Administrative Officer

Attending the monthly IWC Charities Board meeting, writing and issuing minutes, maintaining a list of current actions, organising email voting when needed for funding award decisions,   maintaining the Charities Board constitution. Requires 5-6 hours per month. Further opportunities to get involved with organizing events or working with charities if desired.

Charities Co-Treasurer

Role:    working with the other Co-Treasurer to produce monthly and annual financial statements for the IWC Charities Board, coordinating the distribution of funds with Project Leaders, collating receipts from projects and cash management.

Location: home based.

Qualifications:  financial background or financial education, money minded, has basic bookkeeping experience and can work with Excel.

Language:  English/Russian (not essential).


The Donation Office

is looking for volunteers, who can help to hand over and select the donations every Monday, between 11.00-13.00 (the Donation Office is located near metro Belorusskaya, at Gruzinsky pereulok 3, apt. 1A).


Lead Coordinator Donations Office:

Role: working with other members of the Donations Office team to solicit, receive, sort and distribute donations to the projects.

Location:  near metro Belorusskaya

Transportation: useful (but not essential).

Time:  Mondays from 11:00 to 13:00 and/or Tuesdays from 10:00 to 12:00.

Language:                Russian/English.


Project Coordinators:

Role:  coordinate volunteers at the projects as necessary, receive and distribute funds, assist with paperwork.

Location: various.

Transportation: useful (but not essential).

Time: various.

Language: Russian/English.



For general information on volunteering contact Clare at

Our current volunteering needs are:

Day Care centres and orphanages:

For more information contact:;

English teachers

A couple of our projects are looking for English teachers. Locations and days vary.

Teaching Assistants

One of our projects is looking for teaching assistants to help with the

pupils. The classes are in French and Russian on Thursdays and Fridays.

Lunches for French School

We are looking for people to prepare lunch at the french school on Thursday mornings.

Food Distribution to the Homeless

A project located near Kievski station is looking for volunteers to help distribute food to the homeless on Saturday evenings.

Volunteers Needed For St Egidio Christmas Lunch

St Egidio is holding its Christmas lunch for poor and homeless on January 7th. They ned donations for presents of gloves, scarves, hats, socks, personal care products and women’s beauty products. It will be possible to help making parcels for the guests, serving lunch and participating in other activities which they organise.

Pensioners Food Distribution

Help is needed on Wednesday mornings at the MPC pensioners’ program on Wednesday mornings on these dates.

November 2
December 21
February 22
April 12
June 7
June 21
July 5
July 19

Role:     Serve tea and cookies to Russian pensioners; chat with pensioners; bake cakes or other treats to share with clients.

Location:  St. Andrew’s Anglican Church at Voznesenskiy pereulok 8. Near Pushkinskaya, Okhotny Ryad, and Arbatskaya metro stations. Here is a map: . Please contact Imanni Burg at if you need directions.

Time:   Wednesdays between 9:45 and 13:00.

Language skills: Russian language skills are useful but not essential.

Doctor and Nurses

The MPC is looking for people with medical skills to help at their medical

clinics on Tuesdays (10.00 to 16.00, Wednesdays 10.00 to 13.00 and Thursdays 10.00 to 13.00).


Translators are required for the MPC at their medical clinics on Tuesdays,

Wednesdays and Thursdays (French/Russian and French/English).

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