AFRICA, ASIA, LATIN AMERICA & UK | Pro-Bono Accounting Consultants | 2 Weeks to 12 Months

Africa, Asia, Latin America & UK
Volunteer Placements
17 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Part qualified, Qualified

Are you an accounting professional looking to use your skills and experience to give something back to society and those less fortunate around the world? Perhaps swap London for Laos, Melbourne for Malawi or Boston for Belize !?

AfID offers every type of accountant, from anywhere in the world the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profit organisations globally. Volunteer assignments of between 2 weeks and 12 months, &/or longer permanent placements, form part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of charities in over 50 countries. 

AfID have now arranged assignments for over 1000 accountants from 45 countries, providing over 250,000 hours of one to one support to more than 500 non-profit partners.

Our partners, which are a blend of international NGOs and grassroot community based organisations such as street child centres, hospitals, micro-finance organisations, conservation projects, women’s empowerment programmes and schools, are all doing amazing work to tackle extreme poverty and inequality in their communities but due to their limited resources are unable to access vital accounting and financial management training.

The main focus of all AfID assignments is to develop and enhance the skills, confidence and potential of local people, enabling the organisations to ultimately have the financial management capacity they need to deliver more effective and sustainable programmes to their many beneficiaries, whilst maintain good relations with their donors. 

Volunteers could be budgeting with a street child centre in Kampala (Uganda), coaching a hospital bookkeeper in Kigali (Rwanda) or financial reporting for a primary school in Kathmandu (Nepal). 

Assignments are uniquely designed around each volunteer's preferences, availability, budget, skills and experience. If you want to use your unique skills and experience to help local accountants in the developing world, whether it be during your holiday, in-between jobs or at retirement, please get in contact and help us make a difference.

To see a sample of our exciting opportunities click APPLY

Career opportunities in the International Development sector

In response to the growing number of requests from our many partners AfID is now supporting charities and social enterprises with their permanent accounting recruitment needs. After placing nearly 1000 volunteer accountants across over 50 countries, developing a great deal of expertise, it seemed sensible to assist both our partners and accountants seeking a rewarding career in the sector. Please click APPLY for more information.

AfID Workshop: A practical insight for accountants looking to work in the sector either as a volunteer or in a salaried position. Next date: Friday 24th November, Central London. For more information, please click here. To book a place call +44(0)208 7417000 or email