Setting up a new local group is an exciting challenge, but you won't be doing it on your own!

We will work with you to help recruit volunteers and arrange the first group meeting.

We can also put you in touch with other WaterAid supporters in your area and help with local publicity too.

Our local groups come in all shapes and sizes. Most groups have a core of 3 – 6 people who meet regularly to plan events or activities. Often the rest of the group will volunteer at various events and lend support when needed.

We are currently looking for people interested in volunteering in the following roles to help us start new groups:

  • Co-ordinator - the main point of contact with WaterAid and the person who arranges meetings and circulates actions. You can view the role description here.
  • Treasurer – the person who takes responsibility for collecting and banking funds and keeping a record of any expenses. They will need to set up a group bank account.

No previous experience is needed but you will need to have access to email and be confident leading group discussions and arranging meetings. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic and passionate about WaterAid. We will provide you with coordinator training and support in managing the group, as well as resources to support your fundraising and awareness raising.

If you can't commit to being part of a local group, don't worry - there are lots of other ways you can get involved with WaterAid!