Rahim has spent 16 years within the charity sector in the UK and internationally. Before joining VSO, Rahim worked with the Tutu Foundation, Raleigh International, the Aga Khan Development Network and The Prince’s Trust.
Rahim is currently working with VSO and Forum to coordinate the development of a Global Standard for Volunteering for Development, to promote learning, improvement and knowledge-sharing across the sector. Rahim is also leading the delivery of Forum’s 2019 annual conference (IVCO) which will be hosted by VSO in Kigali, Rwanda, at which the Global Standard will be launched, before its adoption at the UN’s Global Technical Meeting on Volunteering in 2020.
During his time at VSO, Rahim was the UK lead for the International Volunteering for All Project (IVO4all) which created policy and practice improvements across Europe to ensure international volunteering is increasingly accessible to disadvantaged young people.
Rahim has worked in 13 countries, won 3 nationally recognised awards and received private audiences’ with HRH The Prince of Wales, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to recognise his work. Rahim is an Evaluation Committee Member for the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, Member of the Mayor of London’s Young London’s Participation Network and will become a Fellow at the Royal Geographical Society in 2020.