Melissa Evans shares her experiences of volunteering

Melissa Evans shares her experiences of volunteering

Melissa Evans shares some of her experiences of getting to know the children and the impact of Open Arms through volunteering in Malawi.

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Volunteers Stories: Erin Brennan Burke

Volunteers Stories: Erin Brennan Burke

I arrived at Open Arms Infant Home in Blantrye, Malawi three weeks ago and will be volunteering here for the next few months. This is truly a special place. I have not only fallen in love with the kids, but also with the concept and sustainability of the organization.

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Shout out for Volunteers, past, present & future!

Shout out for Volunteers, past, present & future!

Call for all volunteers past, present and future. Have you moved on and changed your email address and contact details? If so, please let us know so we can update our records. With new campaigns, exciting events and lots of updates from Malawi, we’re keen to keep all of you in touch with all our…

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‘Volunteering at Open Arms has been an enriching & eye opening experience’

‘Volunteering at Open Arms has been an enriching & eye opening experience’

This year, we have been fortunate to have welcomed a diverse range of volunteers, from a 70 year old Scottish lady to gap year students from Holland, UK, America, Norway and Malawi. Working alongside others from different cultures and backgrounds has fostered a wonderful sense of Internationalism amongst the men and women who have been united in supporting us. Here,…

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Volunteer Experiences: Dr Kim

Volunteer Experiences: Dr Kim

I’m a plastic surgeon from San Francisco, CA, and I was honored to be able to work with Operation of Hope, and return to Blantyre, Malawi in August, 2013.  I was happy and honored to help out many kids and adults with cleft lip, cleft palate, and burn surgery. I was able to revisit Open…

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Stories from a Volunteer: Anna Gleave

Stories from a Volunteer: Anna Gleave

My name is Anna Gleave, and I am a US-based professional photographer. I had the opportunity to fly to Blantyre this spring for a week to learn about the happenings at Open Arms, photograph the people and events, and most importantly, snuggle with the babies. I am excited to do a series of posts about…

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18 Nationalities – 1 Goal!

18 Nationalities – 1 Goal!

Just 800m from Open Arms Mangochi is Nansenga. Nansenga is a very poor village, with most of its inhabitants depending on fishing on nearby Lake Malawi. There are many children in Nansenga who do not have access to nursery education, and so with the help from DePuy Synthes, Johnson and Johnson, Verde Valley school in…

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Volunteers Photos From Malawi

Volunteers Photos From Malawi

One of our volunteers, Catherine Temple has recently come back from her time in Malawi. She has shared her photos with us and there are some great shots of the children. Are you a volunteer that has been out to one of our houses in Malawi? – we’d love to share your photos! Please do…

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3 Teams, 3 Weeks, 1 Huge Difference

3 Teams, 3 Weeks, 1 Huge Difference

Gladys and Adidya, live in Nansenga village. As babies they were cared for by Open Arms Mangochi. They have “graduated” from Open Arms and returned to their extended family in the village. As a sign of gratitude for the care that Open Arms gave to her granddaughter, Adidya’s grandmother, Laika, has given Open Arms a…

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Volunteers Stories – Isabel

Volunteers Stories – Isabel

My sister Andrea invited me to go with her on her fourth trip to Malawi last October and I could not have been more excited and thrilled if I had won the lottery. I had always loved seeing her photos and hearing her stories and had always hoped that I could go one day.So October…

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