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 UK-based opportunities


Communications Volunteer Intern

As a Communication Intern, you will be passionate about seeing Temwa grow in strength and reach. Supported by the Communications and Fundraising Team, you will feel confident drafting copy, identifying new stories and using digital and print marketing to spark interest, engagement and action to help us reach our goal.

This is a great opportunity to gain invaluable experience of working across both the charity and communications and marketing sectors gaining public relation skills, developing your writing and covering and promoting large-scale events.

Find out more and apply here. Application deadline is 8pm on Tuesday 13th August.

Events Assistant Volunteer Intern

We’re looking for a highly motivated and committed intern, with a passion for international development and transforming communities, to support us in delivering our wide range of unique and unforgettable  fundraising events.

This is a great opportunity to gain invaluable experience of working across both the charity and events sectors with leading festival producers, events programmers and a range of artists and musicians in Bristol and beyond. As a key member of the team, you’ll have real responsibilities leading on particular areas and supporting the project management of events, big and small. Upcoming events you will assist with include Rock N Rumble 3, Temwa’s Christmas Party and Bristol Come Dancing 2. You will be able to apply your existing skills and experience to our organisational mission, whilst developing your skill set and enhancing your CV.

Find out more and apply here. Application deadline is 8pm on Tuesday 13th August.

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

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].

Current Malawi-based opportunities

Occasionally we send long-term volunteers to support our team in Malawi; any opportunities will be listed here.

There are currently no vacancies. Please keep an eye out for upcoming opportunities. 

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.

This site uses cookies. By using this site you are agreeing to the use of cookies.