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Could you become a speaker?

Are you a natural public speaker with a passion for WaterAid?

If so, you’d be a perfect fit for our WaterAid Speaker Network. We’re always looking for new, inspiring ambassadors to join the team.

We ask our speakers to deliver at least 4 talks per year, acting as WaterAid ambassadors within their community and engaging the public about the work that we do.

If you like to apply to become a speaker, please fill in our Volunteer Speaker application form and send it to us at speakers@wateraid.org. We will then be in touch to arrange a phone interview with you, where we can tell you more about the role and learn more about why you want to volunteer with us.

Meet our volunteers

Meet Tom

A prominent Rotarian and long-time WaterAid supporter, Tom has been a speaker for WaterAid for over 16 years. Tom was inspired to become a speaker by his wife Primrose. “She was working for Thames Water and was an active WaterAid speaker, I was so impressed with the work of WaterAid I felt that I would like to become a volunteer speaker also. In the year 2000, I gave my first talk jointly with Primrose.”
“Since then I have given over 300 talks to Rotary clubs, schools, faith groups, scouts and the W.I. and get a great deal of satisfaction from doing so.” Tom is pictured to the right on WaterAid trip to Mali.

 

Meet Fadeke

Fadeke joined the WaterAid Speaker Network in 2015, and since then has used her local contacts to bring WaterAid’s work to life in churches and faith groups in her community. “As a speaker, I encourage and enthuse others about the life saving work of WaterAid. The work of Wateraid is very moving, creating a very positive and uplifting response from those who hear about their work."
In her talks Fadeke covers a wide range of topics, from the water and sanitation crisis, the work that WaterAid is doing to make taps and toilets a reality for everyone everywhere, and how supporters can get involved themselves. “From deciding to give up something during lent to raise funds, to taking up a challenge such as running a marathon… it all makes a difference”.

 

Meet Bob

Bob joined the the WaterAid Speaker network back in October 2015, and has been spreading the WaterAid message ever since. “I wanted a complete change from my previous office-bound job and having supported WaterAid for a number of years, getting out and telling others about the brilliant work WaterAid does was a natural choice."
“I particularly enjoy working with schools – either large assemblies or classroom-sized workshops, where you have more chance to interact, answer questions and lead activities related to WaterAid’s WASH message. You really get the sense you’ve made a difference!”