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Do you want to get active in your local community, meet like-minded people and make a real difference to the lives of people in the countries we work in?

If so, why not join one of our fantastic local groups? You can even set up your own too!

Why local?

WaterAid's local groups are an essential part of our fundraising and awareness raising work in the UK. They give us a vital link to communities, raise funds and awareness, and act as local ambassadors for WaterAid.

Being part of a global movement through local action is one of the most powerful ways we can transforms lives with access to safe water, toilets and hygiene.

We understand that it's hard to find time to volunteer regularly and are happy for you to be involved at different times of the year to fit around your lives.

The one thing the groups have in common is people who are passionate about WaterAid's vision of a world where everyone has access to clean water and sanitation.

What do local groups do?

Our local groups vary in size and the way they work. Some groups hold events every month and others may plan just one or two events each year. Volunteers come from all backgrounds, and are involved with activities as and when they have time. 

Generally, groups try and do some (or all!) of the following:

  • Build relationships with local organisations, community groups and schools, and encourage them to support WaterAid.
  • Plan and hold fundraising events.
  • Raise awareness on World Water Day and World Toilet Day.
  • Support and/or represent WaterAid at local events.
  • Generate publicity in your local newspaper.
  • Inspire others to WaterAid speakers and give talks at schools, churches and youth groups.
  • Promote WaterAid's campaigns and event.

Find your nearest local group now >