- Be a part of the team at Mwaya Beach and get into the spirit of communal living
- Make life-long friends and return to Mwaya for visits
- Benefit enormously from your experience volunteering at Mwaya
- Provide effective assistance to the community & make a difference
Ripple Africa’s primary focus is on running its projects to help the local communities in Nkhata Bay District, Malawi. However, the charity also runs a volunteer programme and welcomes volunteers from overseas.
Unlike many volunteering operations, our volunteer programme is not rigidly structured. It is really up to you what you become involved with when you reach Mwaya, depending on your skills and particular interests.
When you first arrive, you are given an orientation by the Volunteer Manager who will show you round the local area, our projects, and the schools and medical centres. There are so many opportunities and our staff in Malawi will help guide you as to where you can add value, and then you need to decide where you will be best placed to help. However, it often takes our volunteers some time to settle into life at Mwaya. You must be prepared to be patient as the pace of life in Malawi is much slower and very different to what you are used to.
In general, the more you put into your time volunteering in Malawi, the more you will get out of it.
All of our projects are focused on finding simple, low-cost local solutions to a wide variety of problems faced by the local communities at Mwaya and in the neighbouring villages. If you are looking to volunteer in Malawi, Africa, it is important to know that our volunteers are there to assist with existing projects and not to take away jobs from the local Malawians.