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.
Voluntary Programmes and Fundraising Support
We offer UK and Malawi based voluntary internships or expert support roles to assist the UK and Malawi team goals of bringing communities together to create sustainable change. See current opportunities below.
An exciting opportunity to support the Temwa Malawi team, get first-hand experience in programme delivery and assist both the UK and Malawi teams to share the impact. You will be passionate and dedicated to communications and international development, with a particular interest in Malawi or Sub-Saharan Africa. You will be confident working in new or challenging environments, including travel to very remote areas with limited internet and infrastructure for our programmes work. The scope of this role makes it ideal for either a professional looking to apply your specific expertise to build capacity in Malawi, or for a recent graduate seeking to further your programmes and communications skills in the development sector.
You will play a key role in bringing about sustainable change in our partner communities, while experience daily life in Malawi. Temwa will provide you with self-catering accommodation, travel insurance and any work related travel (including food) costs. This role is designed to be self-funded to cover the costs of flights and day-to-day living (which is relatively low in Malawi). The team will help you with your fundraising to cover your living and travel costs.
Find out more and apply here. Application deadline is 1pm on 18th October 2019.
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!
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].
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.