Delivering health care to remote communities across Africa is a team effort. Health workers, technicians and staff are all part of the team, and so are the fantastic people who give up their time to volunteer for Riders for Health.
Why volunteer for Riders?
Volunteering for Riders means becoming part of a global team that really makes a difference to people’s lives across Africa. It’s also a fantastic way to pick up new skills, have loads of fun and make friends for life.
‘I've been a volunteer for nearly 15 years and wear the Riders' logo with real pride. I really enjoy promoting their work and helping to raise funds, and have met some of my heroes along the way!’ Andrew Pincott, Riders for Health volunteer.
There are loads of different ways you can volunteer for Riders for Health, here are just a few:
- Rider’s events – We’re always looking for people to lend a hand at our UK and US events, especially our flagship event – Day of Champions. We need people for a whole range of jobs, from selling memorabilia to working in the VIP hospitality.
- Spread the word– We travel to motorcycle shows and events around the UK, spreading the word about Riders for Health. If you’re passionate about the good work motorcycles can do, then come and join us!
- The Helmet Park - We take our helmet bus to motorcycling events so people can store their helmets and leathers safely. We're always look for people to help man the bus at events across the UK.
- Fundraise for Riders – If you’ve got a flair for fundraising, why not run an event for Riders for Health? This could be anything from a cake sale at work to a motorcycle ride-out. Check out our fundraising pack for loads more ideas.
Get an insight into the work of our volunteers by reading our interview with first-time volunteer Ben Griffiths.
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Please note that we do not offer any volunteering opportunities in any of our programmes in Africa. All of the people Riders train and employ in our programmes are nationals of that country. By building local capacity it means the skills developed with us remain in the community for future generations.
“I started volunteering in 2004 – I heard about the work Riders does from Randy Mamola and I wanted to be involved in some way. I've met so many lovely people at events and I contribute towards something that makes a huge difference to those who make the difference in Africa.” Nick Fountain