Volunteer

WaterAid volunteers cheering on riders at Ride London WaterAid/Brendan Foster

Get involved

Do you want to be part of something incredible? At WaterAid, we’re proud to work with a community of amazing volunteers – and we’d love you to join us.

From helping out in one of our offices to joining a local group, becoming a speaker or cheering on our brilliant marathon runners, we have a whole host of opportunities available for you.

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll be joining a global network committed to one thing: reaching everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, within a generation.

Current opportunities

Volunteer for our Policy team or Programme Support Unit

Do you want to find out more about our policy and programme support work? Our teams are occasionally able to offer work experience opportunities, for volunteers wanting to shadow our staff and provide support with ongoing work.

Apply to volunteer with our Policy team >

Apply to volunteer with our Programme Support Unit >

Volunteer for our Internal Communications team

This position is perfect for someone looking to develop and skills and gain experience of internal communications within an international development environment. 

Apply now >

Join our Local Groups movement
WaterAid/Scouts volunteers collect signatures for the 2016 WaterAid 'Toilets Save Lives' Campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the 2.3bn people worldwide who don't have access to a clean toilet. Festivalgoers at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival were encouraged to sign a petition urging the UN to ensure that this situation will be resolved by 2030.WaterAid/Ben Roberts

Get active in your local community, meet like-minded people and transform lives around the world with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Just email [email protected], or visit our local groups section to learn more >

Join our Speaker Network
Children celebrate the launch of the WaterAid poetry competition.WaterAid

We're recruiting for new, inspiring public speakers with a passion for WaterAid to join our speaker network.

To find out more, email [email protected], or visit our Speaker Network section >

Volunteer at a WaterAid event
A WaterAid volunteer cheers at RideLondon-Surrey 100 2016.WaterAid/Brendan Foster

From cheering on our amazing supporters to collecting donations and putting up signs and banners, we always need extra hands to make sure our events go smoothly. We’re currently looking for:

  • Tough Sh!t Midlands steward: Carsington Water, Severn Trent Water, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1ST  – Sunday 1 October 2017
  • Tough Sh!t South steward: Pippingford Park, Nutley, East Sussex, TN22 3HW – Saturday 28 October 2017
  • Royal Parks Half Marathon cheerer: Hyde Park, London – Sunday 8 October 2017

To apply, or to find out about other opportunities, please email our Events team at [email protected].

University and RAG volunteering
The WaterAid Society at Southampton UniversityWaterAid/Southampton University WaterAid Society

University is a great place to get involved in a cause you care about. From joining a WaterAid society to organising your own event on campus, there are so many ways you can show your support.

Visit our students section to find what suits you best >