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!

Fundraise

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 info@temwa.org 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!

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

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.

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 info@temwa.org or call the team on 0117 287 2892 if you have any questions

Volunteer

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:

  • Support our UK Team in communications, fundraising or 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

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 amanda.grimstead@temwa.org

Fundraising Volunteer

Where: Temwa Bristol offices / Hybrid

Duration: 1-2 days a week

Start: ASAP

We are looking for a motivated and committed volunteer with a passion for international development, to support us in delivering our fundraising strategy and meeting our 2023 income targets.  This is a varied role which will provide you with excellent experience across several areas of charitable fundraising including events, corporate, trusts and grants. 

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 amanda.grimstead@temwa.org.

Social Media Volunteer

Where: Temwa Bristol offices / Hybrid

Duration: 1-2 days a week

Start: ASAP

As the Social Media Volunteer you will be an integral part of the Fundraising and Communication team. We are seeking someone motivated and committed, with a passion for international development and experience in social media, who can support us to grow and develop our various social media platforms.

This is a great opportunity to join a small, friendly team and gain valuable experience of working in marketing in the charity/NGO sector. As a key member of the team, you’ll have real responsibilities and will be able to develop skills and experience while promoting our organisational mission and enhancing your CV.

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to amanda.grimstead@temwa.org.

Join our Summer Festival Tour Team

Work with us

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

Our UK operations focus 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

Finance and Systems Manager

Job Description

As the Finance and Systems Manager at Temwa, your time will be spent working on Temwa UK financial management, supporting Temwa Malawi with financial management and systems, working with the Temwa UK team on IT systems, working on policies that cover both Temwa UK and Temwa Malawi, HR, payroll and working on the Temwa Carbon Balance offer. You will report directly to the Temwa UK Managing Director as well as being accountable to the Temwa UK Board Treasurer. The role can be based 2.5 days in a week, or shorter hours through a 5 day period, either in the office or work hours can be split working part time in the office and part time from home.

Job Purpose

  1. To oversee the financial health of Temwa UK, optimise its financial performance and help ensure its continued viability.
  2. To work with Temwa Malawi to improve local finance systems, practices and reporting.
  3. To ensure Temwa UK’s policies, IT systems and HR practices are up to date and properly implemented.
  4. To help Temwa UK develop its carbon balancing income streams.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

UK Finance & Systems

●     Invoicing, payments and procurement

●     Cash management

●     Preparation of monthly finance forecast and reports

●     Quarterly reporting to board

●     Preparation of annual accounts

●     Restricted funds management

●     Day to day updating of finance system

●     Ad hoc financial analysis as required

●     Occasional office management duties  

●     Preparing and submitting Gift Aid claims

Malawi finance

●     Working with the Temwa Malawi team on budget preparation and financial reporting

●     Monitoring of Temwa Malawi finance reports and supporting the finance team on issues as required

●     Supporting the programme team on project budgeting and finance systems

●     Preparing monthly funds transfers

Policies

●     Supporting staff and board in reviewing and updating policies     

●     Ensuring that Temwa’s policies are compliant with relevant legislation and regulations

●     Supporting Temwa Malawi on policy review and updates

HR and Payroll

●     Managing new starters, preparing and updating employment contracts

●     Running monthly payroll using Quickbooks, making HMRC and pension submissions and payments

Other Responsibilities

●     Support on Temwa Carbon Balance

●     Carrying out client calculations, preparing estimates and invoices

●     Working as a team on business planning to possibly deliver accredited carbon offsetting

●     Managing G Suite account including users, groups, apps etc. Supporting staff with day-to-day IT issues

Experience, qualifications and requirements

Essential

●     Experience of charity finance management

●     Expertise in using digital finance platforms such as Quickbooks Online

●     Experience of HR and payroll management

●     High level of experience in using Excel for finance planning and budgeting

●     Ability to form good collaborative relationships as part of an international virtual team with Malawi colleagues

●     Commitment to a ‘global justice’ approach to international development

●     Excellent attention to detail

●     Ability to prepare written documents to a high standard of content and presentation

●     Good general IT skills

Desirable

●     Finance management or accountancy qualification, e.g. CIMA Cert BA.

●     Experience in the international development sector, especially in African countries

Experience of carbon offsetting or carbon accountancy

Click here for the full JD and how to apply

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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 info@temwa.org

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 in Malawi. 

Benefits to your organisation

  • Generate positive publicity and promote the partnership with the support of assets and resources
  • Receive regular funders’ reports  
  • Tax-deductible donations
  • Demonstrate your company’s commitment to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) 
  • Boost employee morale and motivation 
  • Improve your brand identity and reputation

A corporate partnership with Temwa is a relationship with a flexible approach. We will work with you to develop a mutually beneficial relationship that can have a real impact on our work. Temwa adopts a community-driven approach and therefore all its programmes make a real difference to the communities it supports.

Your company partnership could support us by:

  • Making a regular or  annual donation to help support Temwa 
  • Balancing your organisation’s carbon usage through Temwa Carbon Balance
  • Adopting TEMWA as your organisation-nominated charity
  • Entering a sponsored challenge as a corporate team
  • Sponsoring one of our fundraising events
  • Donating IT equipment that you no longer need.
  • Sharing your expertise and providing services as a volunteer

We are always open to other ways of working together! Get in touch with us via email at rob.mamuda@temwa.org or call Rob on 07956 637138 to discuss potential opportunities.

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