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: Monday 1st May 2023

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:

Please send applications to by Monday 1st May 2023

Trusts & Foundations Volunteer

Where: Temwa Bristol offices / Hybrid

Duration: 1-2 days a week

Start: ASAP

We are looking for a driven individual with a passion for international development, to support us in delivering our trust and grants fundraising strategy. Supported by the Fundraising Manager, you will help Temwa to apply for and win crucial grant funding to help us to deliver our programmes in Malawi and make a real difference to people in northern rural Malawi.

You will need to have a keen eye for detail, excellent research and communication skills and an ability to work on multiple projects at once. Our volunteers are an essential part of helping Temwa to achieve its goals and you will be able to have real impact while gaining valuable experience.

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

Lead Finance and Systems Officer

Location: Temwa Office, Bristol City Centre

Duration of work: 18.75 hours per week (2.5 days)

Salary:  £27,500 – £29,500 pro rata per annum

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Finance and Systems Officer to manage our UK financial operations, policy and IT systems. As a member of the senior management team you will be integral to the organisation’s operations and drive towards its mission.

You will have excellent attention to detail, working knowledge of IT systems and HR processes. An interest and passion for international development and experience in the NGO sectory would be preferable.

For further details and to apply please download the job description:

Please send a CV (2 pages maximum) and covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role (also 2 pages maximum) to

Application deadline: Monday 29th 2023

Marketing Communications Officer (Maternity Cover)

Location: Temwa Office, Bristol City Centre

Duration of work: 16 hours per week (2 days)

Salary: £24,600.00 pro rata

We are looking for a creative and dynamic Communications Officer to join our small and friendly team over the next 12 months to lead on all our communications including social media, website, and marketing of events and campaigns. You will be a creative thinker and have a way with words, combined with close attention to detail and diligence. You will be able to build digital and in-person relationships with our supporters, press, organisations, and the Temwa UK and Malawi teams.

As a key member of a small team, you will have initiative, adaptability, and skill at balancing a varying workload. Your work will be rooted in a deep understanding of what we do, as well as emerging trends in project reporting, communications and marketing.

For further details and to apply please download the job description:

Please send a CV (2 pages maximum) and covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role (also 2 pages maximum) to

Application deadline: Friday 9 June 2023

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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