The Voluntary Project Coordinator works alongside our local staff in Malawi, supervising the volunteers and with responsibilities that include assisting with planning and reporting on projects, administration, organisation of the NGOs activities and programmes, accounting and online marketing. It is hard work and not just a holiday, but for the right person who is motivated, organised, positive and energetic also a very rewarding personal experience.
Our ‘Teach the Teachers’ computers initiative has seen some great progress over the last year. Our volunteers have been teaching basic computer skills to teachers, which has also given them ability to access diverse and up to date information via the internet. This both enhances their teaching and enables the teachers to share ideas and resources with each other.
Naturally Africa Foundation (NAF) is continuing its great charity work in Malawi with the launch of their latest solar light project. Recently purchasing Sun King Eco solar lights, 1350 homes in disadvantaged Malawian communities will literally ‘see’ the benefits in the coming months.
Malawi’s rainy season arrives in December and continues through until March. It is usually brings fairly heavy but predictable rainfall which is relied upon for the growth of crops which then sustains the population throughout the dry months.
Volunteer on any of our rewarding projects in Malawi and you’ll be living in a shared volunteer house, overlooking the sparkling waters of Lake Malawi! This is a stunning location and its position on the shores of Lake Malawi means that there is plenty to do during your weekends and free time.
A study undertaken by medical review board has concluded that volunteering has numerous health benefits, but why? We all know the emotional benefits you receive from volunteering: a sense of self-worth, confidence building, a new perspective are to name but a few.
We’re excited to be offering four new volunteer opportunities in the beautiful Wild Coast region of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The Wild Coast is a truly stunning region of this diverse country and these new volunteer projects provide very worthwhile and rewarding experiences whilst you get to know the area and its friendly people.
Our organisation sends a lot of people off to volunteer in Africa, with many heading over to South Africa, as part of our overseas teaching programmes. If you are heading off to South Africa, or debating whether or not to do it, perhaps you would like to hear about all the incredible things you can do in your volunteer downtime?
Africa has had a bad rep lately. The media loves to cover war, killing, riots, disease, etc. The world sees death and destruction. But I dare you to challenge our Western notions of such a beautiful continent. I’ve volunteered in Africa three times over the past 7 years, and every time, my heart aches coming home.