If you are a Cranfield student and have the necessary skills and experience and are interested in a volunteer placement please get in touch.

We are excited to announce our project opportunities for 2021-2022

Every year, SAFAD opens an opportunity for graduates to volunteer on placements with local partners, NGOs or local organisations across the world. SAFAD supports volunteers during their placement with operational and financial support. We aim to cover expenses such as air tickets, accommodation, visa, food, vaccinations, insurance and more. These placements offer an excellent opportunity to gain valuable professional, hands-on experience whilst supporting social and environmental development in the local communities where we work.

Projects Overview

Caminos de Agua, Mexico: Water Quality projects – development of a groundwater treatment system and development of a novel method for Arsenic quantification (2 volunteers required).

Abundant Water, Laos: Water Quality and WaSH project – production and installation of ceramic water filters (1 volunteer required).

Water Access Consulting, Uganda: Water Supply project pump iNsurance scheme and grant resource mobilisation (2 volunteers required).

NGO JEVEV, Benin: Web Design and Environment Conservation projects – website design for JEVEV association; sustainable land management and deforestation prevention; collect information on aquatic species and habitat in Dangbo African Manatee Sanctuary and inventory of bird species in Oueme Biosphere (4 volunteers required).

Pure Water for the World, Honduras: Water Quality project – study on silver Disinfection of Water (1 volunteer required).

SAFAD Project Q&A

We are holding an online Q&A session on Monday 17th May 2021, 3pm. This will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have regarding our SAFAD projects for 2021-2022. Please register your interest through the following link;

SAFAD Project Q&A


All Cranfield Student and Alumni are welcome to apply. If you are interested in applying for a volunteer placement through SAFAD, please send a copy of your CV and the completed SAFAD application form to projects.safad@cranfield.ac.uk. Applications are open until May 31st, 2021. If your application is successful, you will be invited for an online interview.

Please note, SAFAD is a charity that depends on public and charitable donations; therefore, some projects are dependent on the charity fundraising outcomes. We hope to, but cannot guarantee at this stage that all projects advertised for the placements will proceed. If you have any questions, please refer to the FAQs on the SAFAD website or send an email to safad@cranfield.ac.uk.

Please find a full description of all projects and the application form below.

SAFAD Projects 2021-2022

Application Form 2021-2022