>About the opportunity:
Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights and crucial for overcoming poverty. These basic human rights should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren’t. That’s why WaterAid is here. WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops, across the UK, to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform peoples’ lives for good.
Our Speaker volunteers engage people about the important work of WaterAid, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more community groups.
WaterAid enables the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty.
We work with local partners who understand local issues and we provide them with skills and support. This empowers them and local communities to set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet communities real needs. We also campaign locally and internationally, to change policies and practice, and to ensure water and sanitation’s vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.
>What’s in it for you?:
-A sense of personal achievement through volunteering locally for an established international charity, helping to tackle extreme poverty and transform people’s lives for good. -Becoming part of an influential UK-wide volunteering network of over 250 Speaker volunteers reaching around 50,000 people a year with important messages about international development. -An opportunity to learn from sector specialists about international development and global issues around water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). -Development of public speaking skills and confidence through public speaking training, presentation resources and varied presenting opportunities. -A personal Speaker Mentor to support you as you develop as a Speaker. -Regular support from the small and friendly WaterAid Speaker Network team, including support via email, phone and face to face in the London office. -Reasonable expenses for travel to training, talks and workshops. -Invitations to Supporter Thank You events across the UK.
The role may require contact with children. WaterAid has a strong commitment to safeguarding children, and screening procedures will be conducted
To become a WaterAid Volunteer or for more information please email Speakers@wateraid.org