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Volunteer Teaching in Local Primary Schools in Malawi

Program Duration

9-12 Week, 3-6 Month, 5-8 Week, 2-4 Week, 7-12 Month


All year round


Qualified volunteer teachers or volunteer trainee teachers of any subject at any level, although we will also consider applicants who have been educated to degree level. However, we do recommend that those volunteers who are not qualified teachers or trainee teachers study for a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) qualification if at all possible. It is important to have a genuine interest in making a worthwhile contribution and the ability to live in a rural environment while establishing a solid relationship with the local community. Enthusiasm for working with young people is also essential.

Minimum Education



  • English

Cost in US$:

$75 per week

Cost Includes:

  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support

Program Fees Include:

The cost of the programme is dependent on the length of stay. It costs US$75 per week (ÂŁ50), payable upon acceptance as a volunteer, which pays for accommodation and services at the charity's base. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from Africa, together with living expenses (food and drink approximately US$ 45/week), immunisations and health insurance. Additionally, volunteers are expected to raise funds for RIPPLE Africa's projects in Malawi.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Orphans
  • Teaching
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

RIPPLE Africa volunteers are typically enthusiastic, hard-working, self-motivated and proactive people who are able to work under their own initiative and as part of a team. They do not replace or take jobs away from local Malawians they assist them with the various projects running in the area around Mwaya. RIPPLE Africa volunteers are also realists - they know they won't change Africa, but they hope they will make a difference to the lives of a few of the local people.

Age Range

A minimum age of 23 with at least one year's work experience

This Program is open to

American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of up to 10

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 weeks