Volunteer as a WaterAid Speaker

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Are you a confident public speaker, passionate about transforming lives with clean water and good hygiene? Volunteer as a WaterAid speaker and inspire others through talks and workshops.

About the role

As a WaterAid Speaker, you'll join a network of over 200 volunteers, who together have delivered over 11,000 talks and workshops helping to spread the word about clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Speakers give inspiring talks and run educational workshops for schools, faith groups, service organisations, youth groups and more across the UK – and around the world, with our online service. You'll help to bring WaterAid's work to life, inspiring people to take action locally in support of our mission.

You can also read our recent impact reports to learn more about what's involved:


Training and support

Before you start, you'll receive online training and dedicated one-to-one support to help develop your public speaking skills. We'll also help you deepen your understanding of WaterAid and our work, so you're confident sharing it with others.

Once you've joined the Speaker Network, we'll support you with ongoing mentorship, and provide you with all the resources you need to give presentations or run workshops. We'll also reimburse travel expenses.

Join the Speaker Network

Before you apply, please make sure you've read the Speaker volunteer role description (PDF), then register your interest via the volunteering application form.

After that, we’ll get in touch with an application form and invite you to online training.

Register your interest in joining the Speaker Network

Please note that volunteers must be aged 18+ and based in the UK.

What our Speakers say


Contact us

If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer Speaker, or would like to hear a bit more about what it involves, contact the Speaker Network team. They'll be happy to help!

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 7793 4594