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!

 

Fundraise

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!

Volunteer

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

Trusts and Corporate Fundraising Volunteer

Excited about creating new ways to attract corporate funding? Want to develop skills in grant fundraising? Come and join the Temwa team and help us expand our Trusts and Corporate strategy through research, creativity and support to the fundraising team at our Bristol office. This part-time 6 month internship will strengthen your fundraising skills while you help raise vital funds to support remote communities in northern Malawi.

Apply here by midnight on Wednesday 27th June

Interviews will be held w/c 2nd July.

If you have any questions about the role, please email [email protected] or phone the office 01174031426.

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

VOLUNTEER WITH TEMWA AT THE SUMMER FESTIVALS – urgently looking for Download volunteers 8th June – 11th June

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.

Communications and Programmes Coordinator, Malawi

Interested in gaining incredible experience on programmes and communications on the ground? We’re looking for a dynamic individual to work with our Temwa Malawi team based at the office in Mzuzu, Malawi. The role will provide you with first-hand experience in the development sector where you will assist the team in 1) communications – strengthening existing communications in Malawi and supporting UK office communications for fundraising purposes, and 2) programmes – assisting the Malawi programmes team in the management, reporting and monitoring and evaluation of all Temwa projects.

Temwa runs interlinked programmes, in partnership with the community, and the successful candidate will gain experience in a whole range of technical areas (including education, health, agriculture and forestry) as well as learning about project implementation in a remote environment.

The role is voluntary with the following expenses covered by Temwa: your flight, and once in Malawi, your accommodation, transport and work expenses as well as a basic living allowance to cover the cost of food and basic living expenses.

Find out more about this opportunity and apply here

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, the final deadline is midnight, Monday 21st May. 

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.

Festival Operations Manager (Short-term fixed contract)

We’re looking for a hands-on and confident operations manager to support our charity festival services at six UK festivals this summer. The individual will need to be able to load/unload and drive a substantial van to the festivals, build and fix festival structures and equipment and support the onsite manager to run the festival services. You will be part of making a huge impact by raising vital funds for the remote communities we work with in Malawi through our festival support services.

  • Must have a valid UK driving license and some van driving experience.
  • Carpentry skills and comfortable with heavy lifting
  • Prior operations or festival experience would be preferred
  • Confident in problem-solving and willing to support onsite festival manager with managing volunteers and delivering services (i.e. lost property, info points and phone-charging) (desirable)

Available from: ASAP 

See full festival dates here.

Paid role, subject to festival availability and dates. Please contact [email protected] for more information or to apply. 

Applications will be assessed based on a rolling basis, therefore please apply soon.

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