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Annie and Emma volunteer at World Humanist Congress 2014

Annie and Emma volunteer at World Humanist Congress 2014

Be a friend to international Humanism, by donating your talents!

IHEU is dedicated to building the worldwide humanist community, to networking our Member Organizations together, and to advancing our policy agenda at the international and regional levels.

We have a small staff team managing key work areas and coordinating activities between national and local Member Organizations, and we are very grateful to the various volunteers who contribute to our work.

There are several volunteer opportunities currently available with IHEU, all can be worked remotely (online) from anywhere in the world and no previous experience in the organized humanist movement is necessary.

Country Researchers (Freedom of Thought report)

The Freedom of Thought report surveys discrimination against the non-religious around the world. You can read about the project and discover the entire Online Edition on the dedicated website at

A team of researcher volunteers works to keep the report up to date on an ongoing basis. You may either join the team with permanent access to the report’s collaborative editing suite, or if your availability is limited to a shorter time frame you may be able to focus on a specific country, countries, or region. Some skills and experience in writing, research, or policy work would be beneficial.

Volunteers for this project can work remotely from anywhere in the world. Some use of email and online documents will be required.

Apply: To apply as a volunteer researcher please complete this online application form.


We are looking for people to help us translate IHEU material and stories. We are looking for individuals who can translate from English into other UN languages. We are particularly interested in Spanish and Portuguese (leading up to the 2017 World Humanist Congress in Sao Paulo).

We will also be producing development materials and resource packs for new groups, and we want these also to be translated. We are committed to translating the Oxford, Amsterdam and Oslo Declarations into all UN languages, and making these available on our website.

If you can help on an ad hoc or ongoing basis please email with your stated languages and any experience in translation.

Designer (Annual Report)

IHEU will be producing an Annual Report, to be presented at the General Assembly in Malta, and subsequently downloadable from our website. It is important that our Member Organizations and the wider public are fully informed of our work and our successes. Such an Annual Report does not have to be overly glossy, but needs good layout and design, and we would benefit from the support of someone with desktop publishing experience. If you could commit to a project last some months working closely with the CEO please email in the first instance.

Designer (New and developing members’ guidance)

We’re working with some of our most recent and some of our most well-established IHEU Member Organizations to develop resources and guidance for newer groups.

The text, provisionally entitled “Ready, Aim, Connect : Founding and Developing Your IHEU Member Organization”, is already being developed with input from humanists on every continent (except Antarctica!).

We’d like to present the guidance in a clear, accessible and useful way for our Members everywhere. Could you use desktop publishing software to help design the digital documents, and so play your part in kickstarting some of the newest Humanist groups.

Apply: If you have the time and the skills please email with the subject line “Design volunteer” in the first instance.

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization incorporated in New York, USA. And registered in England, number FC020642.

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