Get involved

Everything we’ve achieved over the past 15 years simply wouldn’t 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-sufficient communities in northern Malawi, then we’d love to have you on board!



From baking cakes to climbing Kili, and from hosting music nights to running the New York Marathon, over the years our wonderful supporters have come up with ingenious and exciting ways to raise invaluable funds for our projects.

If you’d like to organise your own fundraising event for us – no matter how big or small – we’d love for you to join our community of supporters! Get in touch with us on [email protected] or 0117 403 1426 to discuss any ideas and find out how we can work together.

Not got the time to manage your own event but still want to do something fun to support our work? Join #TeamTemwa and take on a sponsored challenge for us instead!


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 oft-overlooked regions in the world.

Read more of our stories to discover just what your fundraising has enabled us to achieve over the past 14 years.

Take on a challenge

Challenge yourself whilst making a real difference to the lives of people we work with in Nkhata Bay North.

Whether you’re more of a runner, cyclist, abseiler,  swimmer or even wrestler, we’ve got a sponsored challenge that’s perfect for you. By joining #TeamTemwa you’ll have the perfect motivation to get fit, have fun, and make new memories in 2017!

  1. Browse our upcoming sponsored challenges below or download our Together We can Go Far Brochure: Temwa Challenges 2018 brochure
  2. Share it with family or friends who might want to join you
  3.  Sign up online to join the team
  4. We’ll support you from start to finish..front page fundraising booklet

If nothing takes your fancy but you’ve got an idea for a fundraising challenge, get in touch with us on [email protected] and we can work out how to make it happen!


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

Events Volunteer, Bristol, UK

Wanting to break into the events industry? Interested in international development and fundraising? We’re looking for a highly motivated individual  to support us in delivering a whole variety of events in the Temwa calendar.  Based in our central Bristol office, you will support the team for two days a week. Please note this is a voluntary role with reasonable expenses covered.

Find out more about this opportunity and apply here

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, the final deadline is midnight, Sunday 25th March. 


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

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.

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.

Work with us

We operate from two offices – one in the UK and one in Malawi. 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 32-strong team in Malawi are from Nkhata Bay North, the district in which we work, so this is their stomping ground – they know the landscape, the climate, and the communities better than anyone.

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


 Managing Director Maternity Cover (Fixed contract), Bristol, UK 

We’re looking for an experienced and passionate individual with significant leadership experience, ideally in senior management and the third sector. As Temwa is a rapidly growing NGO, you will play a crucial role in the organisation’s ongoing development by leading the Temwa team in the UK office, providing overall supervision and management of both this team and the senior management in Malawi. Covering the high level responsibilities of the UK MD requires you to be a strong visionary leader, with a passion for quality and accountability and whose main focus is to ensure that the humanitarian and development programmes in northern Malawi are carried out effectively. Based in our central Bristol office, you will oversee the UK team for 1.5 days a week throughout an 11 month fixed contract.

The current MD role has been split into three components with the MDMC role taking on 1.5 days a week and then the Fundraising Manager, the  Communications Trust Fundraising Coordinator and Fundraising & Admin Assistant – all three taking on more hours and responsibilities to cover the corporate and high value donor fundraising work of the MD. The extra hours taken on by these staff members will equate to 2.5 days. The Finance & Systems Manager was due to be a 3 x day a week role and we have created a full time role, ensuring that 2 days a week of the MD’s role will now be covered by the Finance & Systems Manager. This reorganization of resources equates to 6 x days a week cover for the MD while they are on maternity leave. This, in fact, reflects the hours previously undertaken by the current MD and Temwa wants to ensure that adequate resource is provided while the MD is on maternity leave.

To access the full job description and application guidelines for this role please email [email protected]

The deadline for applications is Monday 26th March. Start date would be 7th May 2018. 


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