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Speakers are a vital part of ShelterBox. They go into the community and spread the word face-to-face, in a personal way. Could you be a speaker? The role includes;

  • Responding to the many speaker requests ShelterBox receives each year.
  • Giving talks to a wide range of audiences, including schools, universities and community groups.
  • Attending local events such as fetes and fairs.
  • Raising awareness of the work that ShelterBox does and inspire your community to get involved.

What we need

We’re looking for people who are passionate about the work ShelterBox does and the stories we have to tell.

Our speakers have to be able to talk to a wide range of audiences and adapt their presentations to suit different events.

We need our speakers to be proactive in developing links within the community and finding opportunities to hold talks about ShelterBox.

The ability to travel within your local area is essential, along with a commitment to at least eight talks per year.

Tigger's story

Curled up upon a mattress on sweltering day in Kathmandu because of too much spicy food, Tigger was pondering his future life goals and he wanted to 'give something back'. Thinking of options, his mind kept coming back to ShelterBox. That’s how it all started for Tigger Pritchard.

Tigger said: 'My career features a lot of public speaking, I’m very passionate about what I do, and I realised I had a passion and a belief about what ShelterBox do also. The ethics, the beauty of that “green box”, the essence of ShelterBox all resonated with me. So, volunteering as a speaker seemed a natural use of my skills.

'It’s been a while now, and I am continually amazed by the response from people I engage with, that moment when individuals in the room realise the impact ShelterBox has and the positive ripple effect it has upon families and communities.

'ShelterBox is a huge worldwide family, with many individuals in many different roles, each as important as the next. I’m proud to be part of something that really does make a difference.

'ShelterBox provides me with a real, tangible, hands on way of “giving something back”. I believe this is what people see and realise during presentations, and that gives me such a buzz.'

Being part of this worldwide family gives me a bit of faith back in humanity. I love it!

Tigger Pritchard, ShelterBox Speaker