Get involved

Everything we’ve achieved over the past 17 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 287 2892 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!

COVID-19 Lockdown Challenges or Milestone Celebrations

During COVID-19 restrictions, why not take up a living-room challenge?

From drinking only water to 200 burpees-a-day, people are setting themselves new goals and you could transform lives as you do it. Raise money for our #InThisTogether COVID-19 Crisis Appeal and you can help provide urgent health kits and awareness raising to vulnerable communities in Malawi.

Have a birthday coming up? Get your friends and family to donate to Temwa and we’ll send you video birthday messages and ideas for ways to celebrate virtually.

Get in touch: contact us [email protected] or sign up here to raise money and a member of our team will be in touch.

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 17 years.

Legacy Giving

Leave a Legacy That Will Change Lives

Leave a legacy with Temwa so that you can 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 means bringing clean water to families, it means training farmers and improving food security, and it means providing a more secure future to children. 

Since we started working in Nkhata Bay North in 2003, waterborne diseases have reduced by 85%, communities have planted over a million trees, and the Usisya library has received over 2000 visitors.

Your legacy will build on this work improving the future of thousands of people across northern Malawi. 

Terry’s legacy for Temwa.

Back 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. You can read more about Jack and Terry’s story and how to create a legacy here.

If you’d 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 [email protected]

Please find a Codicil form here.

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 a runner, cyclists, walker, swimmer or just someone up for a challenge, we’ve got a perfect event 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 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’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!


Due to the current circumstances regarding COVID-19 the recruitment of ALL volunteers has been postponed. Any current applicants are being contacted regarding the status of this. If you would like to add your application to a talent pool, we would be happy to reach out to you whenever the recruitment process restarts. We are sorry for any inconvenience and are very grateful for the time people have put into the process. 

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 Bristol Volunteering Opportunities

You can Join the Temwa Carbon Balance……..’. We will update you about any available volunteering opportunities below.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Calling all Masters and Bachelor’s students…

Find out more and how to apply in the advert here.

Please keep an eye out for future opportunities. 

Community Volunteers

Community Fundraiser: Plough Door Collectors

Start Conversations | Raise Money | Transform Lives

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 – Pending COVID-19 Decisions

The Temwa Festival Tour 2021

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 Love Saves The Day, Download, Boomtown Fair and Shambala.

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].

Other volunteering opportunities

Write to your MP to challenge the FCDO Aid cuts to Temwa and many other charities. Find a template here. 

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.

Artistic Coordinator Temwa / ABC / Vanguard Art for Africa Auction 2021

Role: Artistic Coordinator – Free-lance
Location: Working from home / Temwa Office Kambe House, Portland Sq
Closing Date: 30th April
Start Date: May 2021
Duration of work: 2 days per week
Remuneration: 15% net profit of auction collection

Please find the full job description here.

Trust and Programme Officer

Role: Trust and Programme Officer
Location: Temwa Office, Bristol City Centre
Duration of work: 3 days per week
Salary: £22k-£25k pro-rata (depending on experience)
Closing Date: Monday 17th May at 9am

Interviews to be held on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st May

Please find the full job description here.


Please keep an eye out for any future vacancies or head to our volunteer page for other opportunities.  



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