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Lake Malawi Medical Volunteer Project

Naturally Africa Volunteers Lake Malawi Medical Volunteer Project is a sustainable project with a focus on practical education. The project provides a valuable insight for...

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Malawi

Lake Malawi Child-Care and Development Project

In Malawi Primary school learning starts at age 6. Prior to this there is little formal learning and very limited access to early learner education. A head start in education...

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South Africa

South Africa African Angels Project

Teaching on our African Angels Project is a unique opportunity to volunteer in an independent school; African Angels helps children to develop with a high quality education....

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South Africa

South Africa Professional Field Guide - 1 year

If you are considering on embarking on a career as a Field Guide and love the thought of taking lodge guests from all over the world out on safari, then this one-year Professional...

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Kenya

Kenya Community Outreach Volunteers

A varied rural community upliftment programme supporting vulnerable individuals living in extremely disadvantaged communities in Kenya affected by HIV/AIDS, disease, malnutrition,...

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South Africa

South Africa Pre-vet Wildlife Volunteer Project

On our South African Pre-Veterinary Wildlife Experience you will gain a valuable insight into animals in the African context. Whilst on this placement you will study and

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South Africa

South Africa Wild Coast Schools Volunteer Project

On our South African Wild Coast Schools project you will assist young learners in a disadvantaged community and help them to improve their education as well as provide skills...

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Malawi

Lake Malawi Teaching Volunteer Project

Naturally Africa Volunteers Lake Malawi Teaching Volunteer Project helps provide basic primary education to children in a rural community. All children in Malawi are entitled...

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Malawi

Malawi Volunteer Projects with Naturally Africa Volunteers

Naturally Africa Volunteers provides volunteer support to developing communities in Malawi. Our 2-week to 12-week projects include a range of opportunities focusing on teaching...

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South Africa

Naturally Africa Volunteers

Naturally Africa Volunteers provides sustainable projects to communities in Africa focusing on healthcare, education, conservation and sports. Our volunteers use their skills...

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Malawi

Lake Malawi Teaching and Sports Volunteer Project

Naturally Africa Volunteers Lake Malawi Sports Volunteer Project incorporates primary school teaching with a special focus on extra-curricular sports coaching. In Malawi,...

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South Africa

South Africa Community Preschool Project

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative volunteers to help provide care for disadvantaged children on our Community Preschool Project. If you love little ones and want...

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Naturally Africa Volunteers Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Teaching in a rural pre-school - creative curriculum project

My time in Malawi flew by, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and wish I could have stayed for longer. The people are so kind and friendly and it has been a wonderful experience to discover their culture and enjoy their fantastic country. It was truly special to meet the wonderful children and teachers and to help them to learn in a more creative and exciting way and to see them all grow in confidence and self esteem, with all the children enjoying the activities and being engaged in their learning.
I will treasure the memories I have made and will stay in touch with the brilliant staff at NAV to find out how they are all getting on.

Program: Lake Malawi Child-Care and Development Project

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Two weeks that refreshed my love of teaching

Through the Naturally Africa Volunteer programme I had the chance to fufill a life long dream of going back to Malawi to teach. It was a wonderful and motivating experience - I didn´t expect to find such happiness in an environment with so little resources - it was a pleasure spending time with the children and their teachers and sharing some of my ideas with them - I hope to go back soon.

Program: Lake Malawi Child-Care and Development Project

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    9

So, where did you go in Malawi ?

Perfect program if you are a pre-med/med school student (don't worry, if you have no medical experience, present volunteers will be happy to show you how to dress a wound + other useful tips ! ) who wants to practice a lot of wound care (dressing big/minor wounds, assisting on burns and fungal infections), shadowing in a hospital, raise awareness on the biggest Tropical killer diseases (Malaria, HIV).
I have also developed my interpersonal skills by working in a team during the afternoon sessions with the lovely HIV support group and the lecturing sessions with the HBC group members (good for shy and non-confident speakers). It felt really rewarding to apply and share the medical knowledge I've acquired during my university years and to see the powerful impact I had on this community and on the bordering villages.
The stay at Nkope and at Mlambe cottage is lovely and you'll also have time to relax during the evening (card games and other activities with volunteers) and weekend excursions which are a lot of fun ! (scuba-diving, safari, hiking Zomba's plateau, etc)
Tips: I stayed 1 month and wish I had stayed longer (1.5 months).

Amasangalala ndi Malawi ! (Enjoy your time in Malawi !)

Program: Lake Malawi Medical Volunteer Project

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

My Malawi medical experience

My time as a medical volunteer with NAV in the Nkope Village of Malawi was really lovely. I spent my mornings using my medical skills to care for a variety of wounds and infections in mobile clinics. My fellow volunteers and I brought supplies to surrounding villages that may otherwise not have the ability to receive medical care, and the community that we interacted with was so kind, welcoming, and appreciative. In the afternoons, we spent our time educating these communities about various medical issues that were relevant to their care and also taught some village leaders how to care for basic wounds themselves. Overall, I really enjoyed my time in Malawi and was touched by the people that I cared for, especially the children! I would suggest this program if you are looking to utilize your medical skills to enhance the lives of those who would otherwise not receive any care at all.

Program: Lake Malawi Medical Volunteer Project

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

A fantastic experience

I took part in the medical volunteer project for 4 weeks from May to June. I can safely say that Malawi has been one of my favorite countries to visit. The overall vibe of the village, the people (especially the children) have impacted me in more ways that I could have ever imagined. It was a privilege to work with so many dedicated volunteers, staff members, as well as members of the community that are so passionate about what they do. I had a fantastic time learning and growing as the days went by during the adventure. In the years to come, I would love to return to this beautiful community and come back as an even more knowledgeable individual. Thank you to all who have made this experience possible!

Program: Lake Malawi Medical Volunteer Project

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