Why volunteer?

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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. You'll meet like-minded people, develop excellent skills and gain valuable experience.

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.

Why we don't send volunteers to projects

We believe it is vital that each community take responsibility for constructing, maintaining and managing their project themselves – receiving specialist support and training from our local partner agencies in the region.

Because the communities we work with are often in very remote areas, any visit would also require detailed planning and use valuable staff time and resources. Out of respect for the communities, we do not encourage self-funded trips to our projects either.

If you would like to see examples of our work, we do have many real life stories showing how clean water and sanitation have changed the lives of people around the world. For further information on volunteering overseas, you may like to try VSO.