We’re very lucky to have had lots of fantastic volunteers come through our door over the years – from students looking to gain some work experience, through to retired finance directors keen to share their wisdom. We plan all our volunteer placements to ensure that not only do we receive valuable support, but also that our volunteers have the best possible experience.

There’s a variety of ways you can get involved, both in the UK and – occasionally – in Malawi:

  • internships in communications, trust fundraising, events fundraising, and programmes;
  • lending a hand at exciting events, such as art auctions or concerts;
  • cheering on our fundraisers as they take on challenges for us;
  • through the Accountancy for International Development scheme.

Current UK-based opportunities

Voluntary Internships

Trusts and Corporate Fundraising Volunteer

Excited about creating new ways to attract corporate funding? Want to develop skills in grant fundraising? Come and join the Temwa team and help us expand our Trusts and Corporate strategy through research, creativity and support to the fundraising team at our Bristol office. This part-time 6 month internship will strengthen your fundraising skills while you help raise vital funds to support remote communities in northern Malawi.

Apply here by midnight on Wednesday 27th June

Interviews will be held w/c 2nd July.

If you have any questions about the role, please email [email protected] or phone the office 01174031426.

Keep an eye on our Facebook Instagram and Twitter feeds to be the first to know when we have new internship opportunities!

Helping at fundraising events or sponsored challenges

VOLUNTEER WITH TEMWA AT THE SUMMER FESTIVALS – urgently looking for Download volunteers 8th June – 11th June

Check out all our upcoming fundraising events and sponsored challenges – if you’d like to lend a hand, get in touch with us on [email protected].

Current Malawi-based opportunities

Occasionally we send long-term volunteers to support our team in Malawi; any opportunities will be listed here.

Communications and Programmes Coordinator, Malawi

Interested in gaining incredible experience on programmes and communications on the ground? We’re looking for a dynamic individual to work with our Temwa Malawi team based at the office in Mzuzu, Malawi. The role will provide you with first-hand experience in the development sector where you will assist the team in 1) communications – strengthening existing communications in Malawi and supporting UK office communications for fundraising purposes, and 2) programmes – assisting the Malawi programmes team in the management, reporting and monitoring and evaluation of all Temwa projects.

Temwa runs interlinked programmes, in partnership with the community, and the successful candidate will gain experience in a whole range of technical areas (including education, health, agriculture and forestry) as well as learning about project implementation in a remote environment.

The role is voluntary with the following expenses covered by Temwa: your flight, and once in Malawi, your accommodation, transport and work expenses as well as a basic living allowance to cover the cost of food and basic living expenses.

Find out more about this opportunity and apply here

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, the final deadline is midnight, Monday 21st May. 

Other volunteering opportunities

If there’s nothing specific listed here but you have a burning desire to volunteer in some capacity, either in the UK or Malawi, send an email to [email protected] with your CV and explain what you’re interested in doing and your previous experience. We can only take volunteers where there is a specific organisational need so we can’t promise anything, but we’d love to get you on board if we can.

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