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Join a WaterAid society

Starting a WaterAid society on campus is both rewarding and fun! It’s a great way to meet new people, enhance your CV and transform lives in some of the world’s poorest communities.

We currently have four WaterAid societies around the UK, all doing their bit to help make sure everyone everywhere has access to safe water, taps and toilets by 2030:

  • Edinburgh
  • Manchester
  • Southampton
  • UEA

If there isn’t a society at your university, you can set up your own by emailing universities@wateraid.org.

Start RAG fundraising

If you’re part of your university RAG, why not nominate WaterAid as your charity of the year or organise a one-off event like a skydive or a Jailbreak – where you have 36 hours to travel as far from your university as possible without spending any of your own money?

Join a WateRAID

You can also take part in one of our World Toilet Day bucket collections, taking place in London this November:

  • Wednesday 16 November: Canary Wharf Underground Station, London
  • Saturday 19 November: London Bridge Station and Kings Cross Station

We’ll provide tap and toilet costumes, wigs, buckets and loads of motivation! To get involved, please email universities@wateraid.org

If you’d prefer to organise your own collection for WaterAid on your campus, we can help you plan your event and apply for a permit yourself.

Check out what other students have to say about getting involved with WaterAid below.

Meet our superstar students

Tommy, WaterAid Society at Lancaster University

Tommy, society member

“Being part of a WaterAid society was a fantastic experience and gave me countless opportunities to get involved in planning and volunteering at events.

"More than anything, it was great fun and I made some of my best friends there!”

Emma, WaterAid volunteer.

Emma, volunteer

“Being a volunteer in WaterAid’s office is brilliant!

"Not only am I gaining skills and knowledge that’ll help me out in later life, I’m also doing something I love while helping to transform lives.”

Kieran, SUSU RAG President 2015-16

Kieran, RAG President

“Last year, we were really happy to support WaterAid and our volunteers threw themselves into everything from a Jailbreak to skydives.

"Being able to raise nearly £5,000 for this fantastic charity throughout the year was an amazing feeling.”