Get involved

We would love your help to achieve our mission. As a small charity, we need volunteers. There are many ways you can help us and we have put some of them below. Please do get in touch with us if you would like to be involved. These are just some suggestions but if you have other ways that you can help us, we would love to hear from you.

Fundraise

If you like to have fun, get others involved and be part of the fight against water poverty, we’d love you to help us. We have designed some packs that will help you get the most out of your fundraising, so whether you are at school, university, work in an office or none of the above, there is a pack for you. 

“It was a privilege and a pleasure working as a volunteer with WaterHarvest. It gave me the opportunity to go to India and see at first hand the extraordinary dedication of the team, and the resourcefulness of the people whose lives are changed by the work of WaterHarvest and its partners. This is a small charity making a big difference: being small it has more flexibility to match the work to the needs, can keep its admin costs incredibly low, and maintain its enthusiasm.  What a joy to be part of it.”

Helen Pakeman, volunteer

Volunteer

As a small charity, we rely on volunteers to help us. If you have time to spare and would like to help, there are plenty of ways you can do so – from lending specialist skills such as finance, water-related knowledge, marketing, communications and event organising. We do ask for either a block of time or a few hours a month over at least a year. We understand that their volunteering needs to fit around other jobs and commitments. As a volunteer, you would be an integral part of our team.

Shout about us

Social media and newsletters are an important way for small charities to tell people about what they do. By following, liking, sharing and retweeting, you can play an important part in helping WaterHarvest.

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Give as you earn

Through CAF (charities Aid Foundation) ‘Give as you earn’ you can set up donations from your pre-tax salary to any UK charitable organisation. This regular income stream enables us to plan for the future more effectively. It is one of the most effeicnet ways to to give as donation from your pre tax salary means that part of your donation comes from peony that otherwise would have gone to HMRC.

How does it work?

Donations made through CAF Give as your Earn are taken from your pay after your national Insurance contributions are removed but before Income Tax is calculated and deducted. This means:

  • Your tax is calculated on a lower amount; this could change your tax bracket and lower the amount of tax you pay.
  • You get tax relief on your donation immediately, at your highest rate of tax, and you can pass this benefit onto us.

How is it calculated?

Making a £20 donation to charity would work as follows: As a 20% taxpayer, you would only pay £16. The reduction in tax would be £4. As a 40% taxpayer, you pay £12 and the tax reduction is £8.

Shop

When you shop through AmazonSmile, they donate a small percentage of each purchase to us. Simply go to www.amazonsmile.co.uk and chose WaterHarvest as your chosen charity. 

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