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Meet the speakers

Some of our fantastic speakers share their stories about volunteering with WaterAid, and tell us what makes it so special - and rewarding.

Meet Dave

Dave has been supporting WaterAid since he retired. As well as campaigning, volunteering with our Sheffield local group and joining the team at Glastonbury, Dave also volunteers at his local church and with the RSPB. Read more >

 Dave, a WaterAid volunteer speaker

Meet Chris

A supporter of WaterAid since it was established in 1981, Chris has completed nearly 500 talks in his role as a volunteer speaker. He is a keen photographer and also supports St Gemma's Hospice in Leeds. Read more >

 Chris, a WaterAid volunteer speaker

Meet Pete

Pete is a speaker and schools workshop volunteer, as well as the Coordinator for WaterAid’s local group in Dorset. He is also treasurer for his local community hospital charity and enjoys singing and bird watching in his spare time. Read more >

 Pete, a WaterAid volunteer speaker

Meet Dave

Dave is a retired languages teacher who has always played a lot of sport and run numerous marathons for charities. As well as a volunteer speaker for WaterAid he is a keen cyclist and often goes on cycle-camping adventures in France. Read more >

 Dave, a WaterAid volunteer speaker

Meet David

David is a retired Anglian Water scientist and volunteer speaker for WaterAid. He is also a magistrate and has a PHD in Limnology - the science of fresh water, rivers and lakes. David is an active walker as well as being the chairman of his local Horticultural Society. Read more >

 David, a WaterAid volunteer speaker

Meet Frank

As well as being a volunteer speaker, Frank has completed 18 coastal walks for WaterAid and in 1999 joined one of our trips to Ghana, to see first-hand the work we're doing there. Read more >

 Frank, a WaterAid volunteer speaker

Meet Ivan

Ivan works for Northumbrian Water. He is a volunteer speaker and campaigner and has organised a large number of WaterAid fundraising events, from charity balls to race days. He is also a volunteer coach at his local community football club. Read more >

 Ivan, a WaterAid volunteer speaker

Meet Gary

Gary works for HSBC in the East Midlands. As well as being a WaterAid speaker, he volunteers for the HSBC Ability Network, which focuses on the issues faced by people with a disability and their carers. Read more >

 Gary, a WaterAid volunteer speaker