A volunteer visit can range from 3 weeks to 3 months. Over time, you will get to know our Malawian team and discover how best you can support them each day.
You can expect to get involved with all aspects of daily life at the Infant Homes, including caring for babies, working on maintenance, or helping in the nursery school with the older children.
You will no doubt learn how to bottle feed a baby, and give many hours cuddling and playing with babies and toddlers - who love the attention! These simple things are vital for early years development.
When you go for an Outreach visit to a rural village, or join a Nursery School for the morning, you will see another side of Africa and development work. Though one of the poorest nations, Malawi has well earned its reputation as the Warm Heart of Africa because people are so friendly and welcoming.
Apart from growing your skills and experience, meeting wonderfully inspiring people, making new friends and unforgettable memories, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a rich African culture and also explore a truly beautiful country. We encourage all volunteers to take advantage of the tourist experiences, such as Liwonde or Majete National Parks, Mount Mulanje, and Lake Malawi. We can help make these arrangements with you.