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!


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 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 or call the team on 0117 287 2892 if you have any questions


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. Sign up HERE
  • Become a Trustee
  • Lend a hand at exciting events, such as our Annual Christmas party

Current Volunteering Opportunities

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

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 27-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

You can sign up for our newsletter for future job updates, announcements and news from Malawi!

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

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 or call Rob on 07956 637138 to discuss potential opportunities.

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