Water For People

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Water For People depends on volunteers to fulfill much of its mission. Volunteers raise funds and spread the word about the desperate need for safe drinking water and improved sanitation in the developing world.

As a volunteer, you can provide valuable assistance with monitoring and evaluation of projects, photography, special event coordination, community outreach. Volunteers have many opportunities for learning and gaining experience.

Water For People has a variety of meaningful ways for you to get involved.

  • Volunteers know Water For People's work—and what they don't know, they have a desire to learn.
  • Committed volunteers believe in Water For People and its impact on some of the world's poorest people.
  • Volunteers have the opportunity to meet like-minded people in their communities and share in making the world a better place.
  • Volunteers are always looking for new volunteers which gives Water For People more exposure and new energy.


More than 60 Water For People Committees throughout North America support Water For People's mission through community outreach, advocacy, and fundraising. These volunteer groups are subgroups of their parent organizations, including American Water Works Association Sections and Water Environment Federation Member Associations.

Committee members are invited to join the Engagement Portal, a collaborative site within the TAP Portal where committees can share best practices and receive support from Water For People.

Engagement Portal

Water For People Committee Websites

Global Sponsors

AWWA Indiana Section
AWWA Pacific Northwest Section

Continental Sponsors

AWWA Florida Section
AWWA Pennsylvania Section
Arizona Water Association
AWWA Texas
DC Federal Water Quality Association
AWWA/WEA Rocky Mountain

Country Sponsors

Village Sponsors

Family Sponsors

World Water Corps

Take a group of dedicated volunteers from all over the world, and give them the mission of assessing need, gathering data, and interviewing people in local communities to find out what’s working and what’s not, and you get a novel monitoring program, the World Water Corps®.

World Water Corps is an innovative program that serves the needs of local communities, Water For People, and its local partners and builds up a cadre of dedicated, caring ambassadors to the world water and sanitation crisis.

Established in 2007, the World Water Corps is the arm of Water For People that monitors the work that happens in the field. Through observation and interviews with people on the ground in homes, clinics, schools, and community water points, World Water Corps is on the front lines of determining what is happening and what is needed by the people who need it the most.

First, volunteers bring in the vital data the organization needs to improve its efforts in the field. Second, volunteers provide the data that go into a public, online system that allows transparency to all—staff, volunteers, government, other NGOs, community- based organizations, donors, and, most importantly beneficiaries.

But unlike many volunteer opportunities, World Water Corps isn’t focused on digging wells or constructing latrines. Many ask us why. The answer is simple. Water For People’s model focuses on local investment, local motivation, and local resources. Water For People is helping to build community, that can last over time. Charity alone doesn’t do that. We support the network of local resources that must come together to make this happen. In this context, World Water Corp's best role is to keep us accountable.

Volunteering is a vital function at Water For People. The World Water Corps is a significant portion of all our volunteering opportunities. We hope that you can join us through this innovative program.


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