Who are UNA Exchange?

Who are we?

  • We are a dynamic voluntary organisation, supporting many hundreds of people to have amazing international experiences each year.  We have been supporting international volunteering for nearly 40 years.
  • As a registered charity, we don’t work for financial profit.
  • We have seven full-time experienced staff with a passion for international volunteering.  Many committed volunteers work alongside the staff team, supporting our work with their energy and ideas.
  • We are a volunteer-led organisation.  Volunteers can join UNA Exchange as members who make a vital contribution to our work.  We are managed by volunteers on our Executive Committee (EC).  The EC is elected annually by UNA Exchange members.

What do we do?

  • We support people to volunteer on a huge range of projects with partners in over 60 countries throughout the world.  Volunteers from anywhere in the UK can join our projects abroad.
  • We coordinate a programme of projects in Wales, where international volunteers support local organisations make a positive change in their communities.  These projects also support communities in Wales learn about different cultures and promote global citizenship.

What’s important to us?

  • We believe international volunteering is a powerful force for change in the world. 
  • We believe international volunteering is an amazing way for people to learn new skills and gain new perspectives on the world.
  • We believe international volunteering should be for everyone. We are working with our partners to ensure opportunities are accessible to people from a wide range of backgrounds.