At WaterAid, volunteers are at the heart of what we do. From joining a local group, becoming a speaker or helping out at an event, we have a whole host of opportunities available for you. When you sign up to volunteer for WaterAid UK, you’ll be joining a global network committed to one thing: making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere.
All of our volunteering opportunities are based in the United Kingdom.
If you're from a country outside of the EU you'll need to check whether your visa allows you to volunteer. We advise that you contact the UK Borders and Immigration Agency to find out. WaterAid is not able to sponsor volunteer visas.
You must be aged 18 or over to volunteer for WaterAid
Give a few hours at one of our events! You could be doing anything from cheering on our event participants, working at our flagship obstacle course event, or bucket collecting at one of our music events. Find out more.
Can you inspire others to support WaterAid, whilst delivering vital services at the some of the UK’s most exciting festivals? Are you a happy camper come rain or shine? If so, apply to volunteer with WaterAid over the summer!
If you're interested in volunteering at Glastonbury festival, applications are now open - please fill in our Glastonbury application form.
If you're interested in hearing about other festival opportunities throughout the year please tick below.
Do you have a passion for public speaking? Then why not become a Volunteer Speaker, delivering inspiring talks about WaterAid in your local community. We provide training, resources and ongoing support. Find out more.
Do you want to raise funds and awareness for WaterAid in the long-term, and meet other likeminded WaterAid supporters? Then you should join one of our Local Fundraising Groups! Find out if there is one in your area. Please note, if you check this box, the contact information you have provided above may be shared with our Local Group Volunteer Coordinators, who will be in touch with more information about joining your nearest Local Group.
Could you be the voice of WaterAid on your campus? As a WaterAid Student Ambassador or Society member, you’ll have the opportunity to learn important skills, meet new people and gain valuable experience for life after university, all whist helping to tackle the global water and sanitation crisis. Find out more.
WaterAid will do our best to ensure you feel confident, happy and supported during your volunteering role. We will provide you with the information you need to volunteer, and we will be here to assist you if you have any issues or queries.
In return, we ask our volunteers to read, sign and follow our Global Code of Conduct (PDF) . Please tick the box below to confirm that you have read, understand and agree with our Code of Conduct.
We’d love to keep you updated on how your support is making change happen. We will send you information about our work, campaigns, opportunities to get involved and fundraising. Simply let us know how you’d like to hear from us.