Get Involved

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!

GENERAL FUNDRAISING PACK

STUDENT SOCIETY FUNDRAISING PACK

Do you want to make a difference?  Could you be a volunteer?

WaterHarvest is a small but growing charity focused on water-harvesting in rural India. For over 30 years, we have been helping marginalised people through different community led solutions including providing underground water tanks for families, irrigation systems for farmers and land regeneration programmes. We are committed to a culture of openness, integrity and professionalism.

If you have time to spare and would like to volunteer with us, there are plenty of ways you can do so – from fundraising in your local community to helping us out at events.  Our volunteers are an essential part of our team, so the work you do will help us greatly.

If you’re interested in volunteering for WaterHarvest, email us your CV at [email protected], along with a few lines about what you’d like to do!


WaterHarvest has a long tradition of hosting interns from local institutions who are passionate about the work that we do and can offer unique skills and experience that greatly aids the WaterHarvest team.

Although we can only offer unpaid internships, we are happy to partner with universities/colleges who may be able to offer funding through an internship service/programme, whilst you are working with us.

We are flexible with regards to hours of work and length of internship. We can fit around your studies or even as a named charity when participating in a set volunteering module. We may be able to accept interns over the summer period and can offer roles in a variety of areas that may suit your skills.

Please note that ALL internships are based at our Winchester (UK) office and we do not offer, or sponsor, any international or field-based opportunities.

If you would like to intern with us, please do not hesitate to contact us! Forward us your CV and a letter detailing your relevant skills and experience. Please also include what you would like to achieve in your time with us, your availability (i.e. when you would like to start, what days you are able to work and when etc.) and how this internship fits into any official part of your course.

We look forward to hearing from you!

“The work the charity does is inspiring and it has been such as privilege to learn in-depth about the wonderful impact of the charity!” – Divya Emmi (University of Southampton, Politics and International Relations, Intern Summer 2017)

“WaterHarvest offers a very helpful and professional atmosphere. It was a very enriching, rewarding and fun experience with lots of tasks and options that greatly develop a wide variety of skills!” – Maria Green (University of Southampton, English, Intern Summer 2017)

Can you make us your corporate charity of the year?

Make a sustainable, positive difference

Forming a corporate partnership with WaterHarvest will offer you the opportunity to be part of an inspiring network of passionate and like-minded people, keen to explore ways in which they can benefit their own organisation and make positive social change.

As a corporate partner, you could visit the projects on the ground, meet the communities and see the impact of your support. We could give your team regular updates over a lunchtime presentation. In addition, volunteering in our Winchester office is always hugely appreciated.

Could WaterHarvest be your corporate charity of the year?

WaterHarvest works in Rajasthan, India, to bring clean drinking water to remote, vulnerable communities. We do this by harvesting the monsoon rains. Our work changes lives sustainably by providing a supply of urgently needed safer drinking water, improving health, relieving poverty and equipping people to earn a living.

Our family water tanks capture rain on a roof or catchment and channel it into a 21,000 litre under ground tank through a filter. The tanks offer a viable, low cost solution for people living with water scarcity. To date, we’ve built 2,203 water tanks capable of harvesting 46 million litres of rainwater each year. As a result, 15,500 desert people have a sustainable water source at home, where it is needed.

Click here to learn more about who we are, what we do and our core values.

This year, we have planned the following:

 

Could your company sponsor a water harvesting tank for a family? Or a drip irrigation systems for some farmers? Alternatively, you could sponsor a whole project…

Sponsor a whole project

£30,000 will provide 45 families in the villages located on the borders of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Barmer district of the Thar desert with drinking water at home all year round.

£10,000 each year for 3 years will provide 120 farmers in the villages in the Rivulet  Arvari, Sarsa and Bhagani with a sprinter system.

£2,000 will pay towards 1 month of vocational training and capacity building across our entire project programme.

We work hard to ensure all donations get the maximum impact. By working collaboratively with the Indian State Government and local people, we’re leveraging an additional 114% in India, making every £1 we get worth £2.14.  In 2019 we are working with 45,770 people at an average cost of £4.38 per person.

 

Visit our financials page for more information on our numbers.

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