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Community Development in Malawi


Community Development in Malawi

VMM International


At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/07/2017
  • Closing date:31/08/2020
  • Post Updated:25/09/2017
  • Min Hours:4 weeks to six months
  • Role Type:Community Development



This volunteering opportunity is with our partner organisation Ungweru, meaning ‘light’ in Chitumbuka (the language of the region). Ungweru have a variety of programmes in the local community, including youth work, awareness raising in areas of climate change, education support in schools, and home care for people affected by HIV/AIDS.

As a volunteer with Ungweru, you will be able to get stuck in according to your skills and passions. We are particularly looking for people who can work with the youth group, giving life skills and sports training, and for people to work with children giving education support in local schools, including homework and sports clubs.

No experience needed, all we require is enthusiasm, energy, commitment and humility.

Volunteers would typically work 5 days a week, with weekends to explore the national parks in Malawi. This is a team placement, lasting for a minimum of four weeks right up to six months.

We ask each volunteer to raise €1'700 for a 4 week placement. This will cover accommodation, meals, insurance, in-country transport, training & debriefing and 24hour support and a contibution to VMM projects.Flights, visas and vaccinations are an additional cost.

VMM are signitories of the Comhlamh Code of Good Practice and have received comprehensive compliance award for 2017 and in several years pervious.  What this means for you as a volunteer, is that we are committed to ensuring that your volunteer experience is wholly positive from the very start and when you come home.

Apply through and we will then send you an application form. Once your application is approved we will hold an interview with you. Upon approval you can then begin your fundraising efforts.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

A full role description will be provided prior to departure that will take into account your skills, qualifications and experience

View our brouchure and download an application form here:

Skills required for this role:

Willingness to participate and learn 



Sense of humor

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Monday to Friday unless otherwise agreed Weekends and public holidays off

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application form Reference checks Garda vetting


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Fiona Duignan

Address: VMM International, 68 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1


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