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

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!

And if the physical challenges aren’t for you, fear not! We can help you plan various foodie, film or creative fundraisers that gather friends and funds.

  1. Browse our upcoming sponsored challenges or download our interactive challenge event brochure (click on images and titles for more information):   When Communities Come Together! 2019
  2. Share it 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’d like us to help you plan!
  4. We’ll support you from start to finish…!
  5. Email [email protected] or call the team on 0117 287 2892 if you have any questions!

Already have your own idea for a fundraising challenge? Awesome! Get in touch with us on [email protected] and we can help you 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;
  • joining our Summer Festival Tour team;
  • 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


Communications Volunteer Intern

As a Communication Intern, you will be passionate about seeing Temwa grow in strength and reach. Supported by the Communications and Fundraising Team, you will feel confident drafting copy, identifying new stories and using digital and print marketing to spark interest, engagement and action to help us reach our goal.

This is a great opportunity to gain invaluable experience of working across both the charity and communications and marketing sectors gaining public relation skills, developing your writing and covering and promoting large-scale events.

Find out more and apply here. Application deadline is 8pm on Tuesday 13th August.

Events Assistant Volunteer Intern

We’re looking for a highly motivated and committed intern, with a passion for international development and transforming communities, to support us in delivering our wide range of unique and unforgettable  fundraising events.

This is a great opportunity to gain invaluable experience of working across both the charity and events sectors with leading festival producers, events programmers and a range of artists and musicians in Bristol and beyond. As a key member of the team, you’ll have real responsibilities leading on particular areas and supporting the project management of events, big and small. Upcoming events you will assist with include Rock N Rumble 3, Temwa’s Christmas Party and Bristol Come Dancing 2. You will be able to apply your existing skills and experience to our organisational mission, whilst developing your skill set and enhancing your CV.

Find out more and apply here. Application deadline is 8pm on Tuesday 13th August.

Community Volunteers

Community Fundraiser: Plough Door Collectors

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The Plough Inn in Easton is a valued supporter of Temwa and a community focused, much loved local. Every Friday night donations are collected on the door for Temwa. We have a team of Plough Door collectors who are paid to run the door from 9pm – 1am, choosing shifts on the Friday nights. This is a great dose of pocket money for freelancers and students, a brilliant way to meet the locals, enjoy an evening soaking up the Plough’s lively atmosphere – and of course help in raising invaluable funds for Temwa.

To join the team, sign up here!

Festival Volunteers

The Temwa Festival Tour 2019

Join us this summer festival season for unforgettable experiences as you make a huge impact.

Discover community on Temwa’s Festival Tour as you volunteer on daily shifts on our info points, lost and found and phone charging stations, hang-out together, and enjoy free access to top UK festivals! Including Download, Wonder Fields, Port Eliot, Boomtown Fair and Shambala. Shambala is now full and we only have two spaces left on Wonder Fields so sign up here today to not miss out!

Find out more here.

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.

There are currently no vacancies. Please keep an eye out for upcoming opportunities. 

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.

Communications Assistant (Part-time), Bristol

As Communications Assistant, you will be passionate about seeing Temwa grow in strength and reach. Supported by the Fundraising and Project Teams, you will feel confident creating and implementing clear messages that spark interest, engagement and action to help us reach our goal.

From sharing stories of hope to promoting our stand-out events (including wrestling challenges and Totally Toto Africa), you will play a key role in shaping and using our voice to engage our supporters and widen our reach in order to achieve our fundraising goals.You will work closely with the Malawi team to gather and share individual case studies and project updates, and support the team with programme reporting, adapting your writing styles for the general public and specialists. Our content aims to mobilise individuals, groups and whole communities into action, providing ways for them to raise, give, volunteer or partner with us to transform lives.

Read the full advert here and apply by midnight on the 9th September. 

Any questions please phone the office on 0117 287 2892 or email [email protected]


Please keep an eye out for other upcoming vacancies. 

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