Volunteer work is the core of virtually every relief aid organisation in the world. Mission Possible is a volunteer-based campaign introduced by Islamic Help that provides volunteers with the opportunity to get involved in charity work, however on a much larger scale. It goes that extra mile and takes them abroad for campaigning and fundraising purposes.
Our volunteers travel to where relief aid is greatly needed. They embark on a journey that takes them thousands of miles away from home and into a completely new country, where they team up with like-minded individuals and distribute aid door to door. As a result of their efforts, they can witness and experience first-hand the difference they have made by providing assistance to people in desperate need of their help.
Volunteers begin by undertaking remedial tasks such as street collections, attending charity dinners and participating in sponsored events. Some events can be extremely enjoyable to be a part of, such as mountain climbing and family fun days. Their primary goal at these events is to raise funds for Islamic Help campaigns, in order to enable us to provide relief aid to some of the most disaster struck areas in the world.
This overseas placement usually lasts a week minimum and is no longer than ten days. However, the invaluable experience our volunteers gain along with the personal fulfilment they feel by helping people compels them to participate again next year.
What people are saying?
“The people were so amazing – so warm, so welcoming. That’s why so many of us want to go back… They talk so highly of all the things we’ve done for them. We think it was nothing, but they think it’s amazing that we took time out to do something for them.”
Tim Crowley, Head of Birmingham University Officer Training Corps.
“From shaking a bucket outside a mosque to seeing a smile put on a child’s face, the trip was amazing.”
Shahid, Madni, Head of Young Muslims, Birmingham – spent time with children in schools on Mafia Island.
Islamic Help is a UK registered charity and international NGO established in 2003 by a group of young people determined to make a difference to the lives of those afflicted by poverty and suffering. Enthusiastic, dedicated and visionary the group took their ideas to older and wiser members of the community and were pleased to get their support and to launch an initiative that a few years later would become the globally recognised charity that is Islamic Help.
In recent years, Islamic Help has continued providing emergency relief following major disasters and has delivered humanitarian aid to hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced as a result of conflicts like Gaza, the Central African Republic and Syria.
We have also established long term programmes to help communities with water, livelihoods, health, education, community building, environmental sustainability and orphan care.
Since it was established, Islamic Help has maintained its unique grassroots and community-led ethos allowing it to engage with, and engage the services of, the UK community so as to make a difference to the lives of those in need. It remains dependent on its dedicated and active volunteers who provide the grassroots input into its work.