Volunteer with Development Initiative Network (DIN Malawi)

Development Initiative Network (DIN Malawi)

Chikwawa, Malawi, Africa
DIN Malawi is a local non-profit organization creating lasting change in vulnerable communities


What You Can Do
We offer a number of volunteer opportunities where you can lend a helping hand and learn about the workings of a grassroots NGO. Programs will be tailored to suit the volunteer’s skills.

Education Volunteers
Invest in a child’s future; come and volunteer as a teacher. Offer your help as a teaching volunteer and come and assist in a pre-school, primary or secondary school. Depending on your experience, you may be asked to teach English, Maths, Sports, Drama, History or Geography. Your caring input will be a great help and much appreciated as schools are often under staffed and lack resources. Experienced teachers are particularly welcome. Volunteering as a teacher depends on the academic school calendar – so please contact us for more details.

Awareness Volunteers
Volunteers will assist program staff with training and awareness activities on issues such as: water, sanitation and hygiene, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, gender equality, child marriage prevention and youth development. The work will depend on what activities are being run at the time the volunteer visits but may include the following: working with community committees to raise awareness, assisting with training, creating educational material and distributing materials.

Agricultural Volunteers
Work in partnership with our farm clubs to assist with agricultural activities and provide training in improved farming techniques and compost making. Particular help is required with teaching business and entrepreneurial skills such as business planning, budgeting and marketing. Have a chance to experience what life is like for subsistence farmers in Malawi.

Administration Volunteers
As a small NGO, we are always in need of an extra pair of hands in the office! Volunteers can help with writing and editing funding proposals, researching and carrying out fundraising activities, assisting with online marketing, updating social media and website design. Skilled photographers or film makers can contribute by making promotional materials for our NGO.

Skilled Volunteers
If you are qualified in the health, agricultural or international development sector, please let us know, as we can design a volunteer package to utilise your particular skills.

Any time

The duration it depends according to volunteer plans. But we encourage the volunteer to let us know the during he/she is willing to be with us in Malawi.


Cost, Food and Accommodation
Volunteers can choose from two types of accommodation:
• Home Stay $35 per wk- You can stay with a host family in a village which is a great opportunity to experience the unique culture of Malawi. When staying with a host, we will ensure you are safe and well looked after. However, facilities are basic and you would be expected to use local toilets and bucket showers. Your food will be prepared by the family and you will receive 3 meals a day.

• Lodge $75 per wk - You can stay in a lodge in Chikwawa and get a lift on a bicycle to your volunteering location each day. You will have a flush toilet and shower. You will receive three meals a day, mostly in the restaurant; some meals will be prepared on site where you are volunteering.

$5USD per day | $35USD per week |Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Local-Transport, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off, Internet


Social Media Help
Grant Writing

DIN Malawi is requesting volunteers to assist in promoting our projects and activities, assisting in fundraising in interested project/activities.

We are a Malawian NGO working to create lasting change in vulnerable communities in the Chikwawa district of Malawi.

We partner with local support groups and organisations to deliver community education and projects in four core areas:
1. Agricultural development and climate change
2. WASH and health
3. Education and youth development
4. Gender equality and human rights

We offer a number of volunteer opportunities where you can lend a helping hand to the community and learn about the inner workings of a grassroots NGO.

Volunteer with us and you will have an unforgettable experience while making a difference in the lives of Malawians in need. While staying with us in the “Warm Heart of Africa” you will also get to experience traditional Malawian life and immerse yourself in the culture.

5 to 10 people

P.O. Box 198 Chikwawa, Malawi, Chikwawa, Malawi.

It will be an unforgettable experience - you will get to engage in Malawian life, learn more about the culture, share your knowledge and get to know and learn from the locals.

The Lower Shire is one of the poorest places in Malawi and currently does not receive many international volunteers. Therefore, there is great need in many of the communities and volunteers have the opportunity to make a real difference.


What are you waiting for?

We at Development Initiative Network (DIN Malawi) would love to hear from you!