Arms Around The Child


For over a decade, Arms Around the Child have been working with international volunteers from around the world who have invested in their important work. The international volunteers form an essential part of the Arms Around the Child fundraising effort to continue the development and support in the communities they serve helping vulnerable children in Africa and India.

Vocational Impact are our partner organisation and they have a deep passion and drive to link professional volunteers and university students to the Arms Around the Child projects in Africa and India. With a core mission to drive international skills exchange and empowerment, they recognised the need of NGOs, and the skills university students can bring to them.

They work directly with universities in the UK, Europe and around the world, assisting students with their research projects, dissertation primary research, sandwich year placements and summer work-experience, volunteer placements and link results driven NGOs, with academic students to produce quality research and placements.


To help international projects build and grow through research, funding and sustainable development.

Work with top universities around the world to find the best student volunteers to serve the communities we support. We are driven by sustainability and development, partnering with vision focused NGOs.

Work with groundbreaking charity partners achieving incredible results in Human Rights, International Development, Child therapy and HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, Art Therapy and social work.

They offer tailored placements for university students in the follow core areas of study;

Vocational Impact connect value-driven, socially-conscious change makers, students and professionals with the opportunity to contribute to, learn from and experience frontline social work and international development in action. In this way, they believe their volunteer placements have the potential to achieve social impact on an exponential scale as the exchange of skills, knowledge and ideas continues to spread from community to community.


The Vocational Impact relationships with top universities means they speak directly to university students every day, their lecturers and sit on industry link panels to advice universities on ethical study abroad placements. They pride themselves with unique fundraising models and they donate the highest percentage of their volunteer fess direct to the partner organisations, committing to developing reliable and sustainable funding plans for their partner organisations.

Want to visit one of the Arms Around the Child sites and directly see and participate in their work? Get in touch with us and complete an application below.