Please write us an email, so that we can advise you the work needed from time to time.
We accept volunteers through out the year.
All year round
Accommodation and meals are not included in the volunteer price, however, we can help you arrange this and we have the following options!
Accommodation will differ depending on the amount of volunteers in your group.
INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS –
(i) As an individual, you will be placed in a descent Local Lodge with maximum security and basic utilities such as electricity and water. Preferably the Lodge will be within reasonable distance to your work place.
(ii) Alternatively you may choose to stay in a host family. You can expect to have your own room with clean linen and a mosquito net. There will be electricity and running water.
Living with a host family is a wonderful cultural experience, as you are able to take part in family activities. Many people are reluctant to stay with a family, for fear of intruding, or lack of privacy. But the Malawian culture is one of family and respect. You may also chose to share meals with the family in which case a small weekly fee from US$ 45 to US$ 55 will be charged for both accommodation and sharing meals.
(iii) You may also wish to stay in a private house (guest flats) with water, electricity, furniture, kitchen set, beds, security guard, electrified fence etc.
The only thing you will need to do is to buy food and cook for yourself.
(i) Staying at a private house (guest flats) for group volunteers is best option. Expect the house to have water, electricity, furniture, kitchen set, beds, security guard, electrified fence etc.
The only thing you will need to do is to buy food and cook for yourselves. You will be able to lock the house as well as your individual rooms.
(iv) Alternatively you may choose to stay in a host family. You can expect to have your own room with clean linen and a mosquito net. There will be electricity and running water.
(ii) Alternatively, you will be placed in a descent Local Lodge with maximum security and basic utilities such as electricity and water. Preferably the Lodge will be within reasonable distance to your work place.
WHAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR YOURSELF: (THOUGH WE CAN HELP ORGANIZE THIS UPON REQUEST)
• Vaccinations, medical and travel insurance,
• Visas (if staying for more than one month you will be expected to renew your visa).
• Communication (cell phone, post and a small fee for internet, which you can use in the office)
• Food – you will be expected to cook for yourself, unless you opt to have meals with your host family where we will ask for a small contribution so that their costs are covered or you chose to buys meals from a restaurant.
• Additional travel around Malawi.
We are in need of volunteers to help us in research, fundraising and grant writing, please be in touch with us.
MISSION OF THE ORGANIZATION
To address the most critical root causes of poverty and environmental degradation in communities.
VISION OF THE ORGANIZATION
To reduce extreme poverty and achieve sustainable environment that provides improved living standards for every one.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ORGANIZATION
1).To build partnership and networks with individuals, organizations and other stakeholders in order to strengthen communities as they work towards poverty reduction, environmental and biodiversity conservation.
2).To implement activities that address complex factors that causes community poverty and to enhance human development.
3).To promote agricultural and food security
4).To promote water, sanitation and hygiene in communities.
INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS COST US$ 220 PER WEEK
GROUP VOLUNTEERS COST US$ 800 PER WEEK
AFES greatly appreciates having skilled volunteers come to work with us. We think it is of high value to share skills and cultures and we hope you will have a wonderful experience with us.