Get involved

Everything we have achieved over the past 19 years simply would not have been possible without the continued support of the extended Temwa family – our staff, volunteers, fundraisers, donors, and partners, both in the UK and Malawi.

If you’re inspired to join us in our mission to develop self-reliant communities in northern Malawi, then we would love to have you on board!


From baking cakes to virtual climbs of Kilimanjaro, hosting music nights and running the Bath Half Marathon, over the years our wonderful supporters have come up with ingenious ways to raise invaluable funds for our projects.

If you would like to organise your own fundraising event for us – no matter how big or small – we would love you to join our community of supporters!

Get in touch with us on or 0117 287 2892 to discuss your ideas and find out how we can work together.

No time to manage your own event? You can still get involved! Join #TeamTemwa and take on one of our amazing sponsored challenges!

How your fundraising helps

From helping HIV-positive people to live full lives to empowering farmers to adapt to the impacts of climate change, every penny you raise for us really does make a difference to the communities we work with in northern Malawi – one of the most remote, poorest and underserved regions in the world.

Still looking for inspiration?  Then please see Temwa’s Fundraising Pack HERE!

Take on a challenge

Challenge yourself and achieve great things while making a real difference to the lives of the people we work with in Malawi.

Whether you are a runner, cyclist or walker, or just someone up for a challenge, we have got a perfect event for you. By joining #TeamTemwa you will have the perfect motivation to get fit, have fun and make new memories!

And if the physical challenges are not for you, fear not! We can support you in planning various foodie, film or creative fundraisers that gather friends and funds.

  1. Browse our upcoming sponsored challenges
  2. Share with family, friends or colleagues who might also be interested
  3. Sign up online to join the team; select a challenge to join, or a fundraiser that you would like us to help you plan
  4. We will support you from start to finish
  5. Email or call the team on 0117 287 2892 if you have any questions


We are 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 ensure that all our volunteers have the best possible experience while making a real difference to the charity and the lives of people in Nkhata Bay North.

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

  • Volunteer for us in communications, trust fundraising, events fundraising, and programmes
  • Join our Summer Festival Tour team
  • Become a Trustee
  • Lend a hand at exciting events, such as our Annual Christmas party or at art auctions

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Fundraising Trustee

Where: Bristol – Remote/ Hybrid

Time commitment: Flexible, meeting 4 times a year

Deadline to apply: Friday 21st October.

We are looking for a Fundraising Trustee to lead us on all matters related to fundraising, to sit on our UK board of trustees. You will have great experience of working in a mid/ senior level role in the field. You will also work closely with other Trustee Board Members and the Temwa UK Managing Director (UK MD) to help Temwa UK achieve its goals.

This is a great opportunity to use your skills to assist a fantastic charity that helps remote communities in northern Malawi to end poverty, become climate resilient and food secure.

For further information about the role and to apply please download the job description:

Social Media Volunteer

Where: Temwa Bristol offices / Hybrid

Duration: 1-2 days a week

Start: end of October

We are seeking a highly motivated person to be an integral part of Temwa’s digital communications. If you have a passion for international development and experience in social media, this is a great opportunity to help us to grow and develop our digital strategy.

Be part of a small, friendly team and gain valuable experience of working in the charity/NGO sector. As a key member of the team, you’ll have real responsibilities and will be able to apply your existing skills and experience to our organisational mission, whilst developing your skill set and enhancing your CV.

For more information please download the job description here:

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to

Work with us

We operate from two offices – one in the UK and one in Malawi.

Our UK operations, focuses mostly on fundraising, and are based in central Bristol. We are a small team, headed up by our co-founder and Managing Director, Jo Hook.

Our office in Mzuzu, in northern Malawi is the heart of our operations, from where we manage and run all our projects. Many of the 25-strong team in Malawi are from Nkhata Bay North region, where we work. This is their stomping ground – they know the landscape, the climate, and the communities better than anyone.


Current Vacancies

We do not currently have any vacancies, but please do check back soon.

Legacy Giving

Leave a Legacy That Will Change Lives

Leave a legacy with Temwa and help change lives for years to come. With a gift in your will, Temwa can continue to work with communities to bring life-changing development to communities in Nkhata Bay North. 

How can leaving a legacy help? 

Leaving a legacy gift in your will can help bring clean water to families, train farmers and improve food security, and provide a more secure future to children beyond your own lifetime. 

Since we started working in Nkhata Bay North in 2003, waterborne diseases have reduced by 85%, communities have planted over  1.5 million trees, and the Usisya library receives over 5,000 visitors a year.

By leaving a legacy gift, we can continue to build on this work and improve the future of thousands of people across northern Malawi. 

Terry’s legacy for Temwa

In 2019, Terry, who was a long-time supporter and friend of Temwa sadly passed away. Wanting to continue supporting Temwa’s work in Malawi, his son Jack set up a legacy donation in his memory and has continued supporting us in his memory ever since.

You can read more about Jack and Terry’s story in our legacy brochure here.

If you would like to know more about how Temwa supports communities in Nkhata Bay North, you can read more about our programmes here. If you have any questions about leaving a Legacy to Temwa please contact us at

You can read our Legacy Brochure here.

Please find a Codicil form here.

Become a Corporate Partner

Corporate partnerships at Temwa make a real difference: by supporting our community-based projects, our partners are helping to build a sustainable future for the people of Malawi.

Your organisation could support us by:

We are always open to other ways of working together! Get in touch with us via email on or call the team on 0117 287 2892 to discuss potential opportunities.

Benefits to your organisation

We work closely with our corporate partners to deliver programmes with real impact. We will always work with you to ensure that the projects you support match your desired scope of involvement, and meet your business objectives.

Supporting us as a corporate partner can:

  • increase job satisfaction amongst employees
  • improve your brand identity
  • improve motivation and help with teambuilding
  • demonstrate your commitment to CSR

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