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WaterAid Volunteer Speaker


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WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops, to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform peoples’ lives for good.

Our Speaker volunteers engage audiences 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.

Expectation for WaterAid Speakers
• Deliver a minimum of four talks or workshops per year, either online and/or face to face.
• Deliver talks or workshops on key days such as: World Water Day on 22 March, World Toilet Day on 19 November, Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May and Global Handwashing Day on 15 October.
• Contact new audiences to organise and deliver talk and workshop opportunities.
• Complete online Speaker Network training and adhere to volunteer guidance and best practise.
• Make use of our public speaking resources (such as PowerPoint presentations) included in our Speaker e-newsletter, emails, and online resource library.
• Keep up to date with our key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering.
• Regularly liaise with the Speaker Network team about talks and workshops.
• Provide feedback on talks or workshops by completing the online evaluations.
• Provide support to new Speakers around their public speaking development.
• Demonstrate the WaterAid values including being considerate when representing WaterAid and always leaving others with a positive view of our organisation and the work that we do.

Teaching & Training,Campaigning & Lobbying,Events & Stewarding,Administration

Admin, Basic IT skills - internet & email, Creative & Design, Good IT Skills

What makes a good WaterAid Speaker? • A commitment to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene and to engage people in the work of WaterAid, inspiring them to take action in support of our work. • An interest in the work of WaterAid, including our key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering. • Passion and enthusiasm for public speaking and confidence to speak publicly to a diverse range of community groups. • Good availability to volunteer 4 times a year, potentially for morning school assembly talks, mid -day educational workshops, evening and weekend talks. • Competence in PowerPoint and email. • Access to travel locally (face to face visits only)

What is in it for you? • Development of public speaking skills and confidence through public speaking training, presentation resources and presenting opportunities. • An opportunity to learn from sector specialists, about global issues of water, sanitation and hygiene. • A personal Speaker Mentor for ongoing development as a Speaker. • Regular support from the small and friendly WaterAid Speaker Network team, including support via email, webinars, phone and face to face. • Access to the Speaker Network Facebook group to virtually engage other Speaker volunteers. • Invitations to supporter “thank you” events. • Reasonable expenses for travel to training, talks and workshops. • Joining an established and influential UK-wide volunteering network. • Personal achievement from volunteering for a well respected international charity, tackling extreme poverty and working towards transformational change around the world.

Minimum 4 talks/workshops per year.

Further location details may be provided below.

Nadia Nicholas

Talks and workshops are delivered either face to face or virtually using online tools such as ZOOM or Microsoft teams. This means that there are opportunities all over Hackney and the surrounding areas.


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Accessibility for Speakers: We want to do everything we can to make being a Speaker volunteer accessible for everyone. WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident organisation committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. WaterAid is committed to providing accessible, inclusive, and barrier-free volunteering. We’ll make adjustments or changes for any disabled Speakers or Speakers with long-term conditions that apply to join us and provide resources, training and processes in alternative formats when required. Please get in touch with us by emailing Speakers@wateraid.org, or by calling 020 7793 4594, if we can help with: • Support during the application process, our training (online and/or face to face) and volunteering as a Speaker • Additional help with Speaker expenses • Anything else that we could do to support you to volunteer with us

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COVID-19 Our Speakers health, safety and well- being is of utmost importance to WaterAid and we know that COVID 19 has affected all our lives differently including how we might like to volunteer in our communities. As such we have a range of different methods to support our volunteers: • Speakers can deliver talks and workshops exclusively online • We provide a Risk Assessment for all Speakers, including information and guidance on COVID safe talks and workshops. Please get in touch with us by emailing Speakers@wateraid.org, or by calling 020 7793 4594, if we can help with any issues or barriers around COVID 19 and volunteering as a Speaker.

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