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WaterAid's Speaker Network
We have an incredible team of 250 trained volunteer Speakers around the country, that have delivered over 10,000 talks and educational workshop to date. Fully trained by WaterAid, Speakers are experts in water, sanitation and hygiene, but can also tailor their sessions around themes such as periods, technology and climate change.
The team also deliver educational workshops in schools which are linked to the curriculum, so can easily slot into your lesson plans. We also provide free accompanying educational resources developed by teachers.
Our Speakers are also able to give online talks using virtual meeting tools. If you would like an online talk or educational workshop, please specify on the additional information section when submitting your request.
Everything you need to know
The short answer is anyone! The Speaker Network can deliver a talk or workshop to all sorts of groups, including schools, churches and faith groups, companies, youth groups and service organisations.
Our Speaker talks are for any audience interested in learning about WaterAid and our work. Our inspiring and informative talks can vary in length, content and there is no audience too big or small. Our Speakers most commonly deliver talks at school assemblies, fundraising events, at service organisation meetings, youth groups such as Brownies and Scouts, and more. Our volunteers can speak to groups about a variety of aspects of WaterAid’s transformative work, from our work with women, the technologies we use, our advocacy work, and much more. Our Speakers can also look to speak with your group on key days of the year such as World Water Day (22 March), World Toilet Day (19 November), Global Handwashing Day (15 October) and Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May).
Our WaterAid workshops are curriculum based and include educational quizzes, interactive games and learning exercises to inspire group thinking and discussion around clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene as a transformative force for good in people’s lives around the world. Our workshops are for a maximum of 30 learners, are suitable for Year 4 learners onwards and can be tailored depending on the learners requirements.
During the COVID-19 outbreak we are not running in-person talks and workshops. We may, however, be able to offer an online talk or workshop. If this would be of interest, please note this in the 'additional information' box on the form below.
You can still book visits for later in the year, just fill out our Speaker request form, which asks for information such as preferred dates, times and any equipment available. There’s also space to include any subjects you’re particularly interested in hearing about, so our Speakers can tailor their session to you.
Once you’ve submitted the form, we’ll do our best to match with a Speaker, who will then get in touch with you directly to confirm the details.
If you're a teacher, we also offer interactive workshops which are suitable for Year 3 pupils onwards.
As all of our Speakers are volunteers, sometimes we're unable to find someone local who is available. In this instance, we’ll send you a presentation with similar content delivered by Speakers and we may look to offer a Speaker to provide an online talk or workshop for your group.
You can also check out our presentations and resources for different groups including educational resources, faith groups resources, technologies we use in our work and our most popular films about our work.
Yes! You can view our pre-recorded talks for primary school children, and secondary school children or adults.
If you’re interested in joining our Speaker Network, we have all the details on our Become a Speaker page.
You can register your interest on our volunteering application form, after which we'll get in touch with an application form and invite you to our online training.
About our Speakers
Our Speakers come from all walks of life, from students to retirees and everyone between. The one thing they all have in common is a passion for sharing WaterAid's work and sparking change, to help people living in some of the toughest places in the world transform their lives.