If you are a sports lover or physically active person, you can volunteer in Malawi Sports Volunteer Project in Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu, Balaka, Mangochi and or Zomba. You can volunteer as a sports coaching instructor of athletics, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, football, golf, hockey, martial arts, netball, polo, rugby, surfing, swimming, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and more!
Go Volunteer Africa is looking for exciting, young, enthusiastic and energetic sports lovers to volunteer on our Malawi sports volunteer project. Coaching sports and life skills in Malawi with a focus on mentorship and promoting healthier living. Participating in sports gives children the outlet they need to develop physically and teaches them important life lessons about teamwork, perseverance, risk-taking, ethics and sportsmanship.
- You will do something positive
- Prepare sports training modules/plans
- You will meet new people and make friends for life
- You might be assigned to develop team assignments
- You will be teaching and assisting in sports trainings
- You will learn deeply about Malawian culture and the country
- You will be able to share your knowledge, skills and passion for sport
- You will make a significant and worthwhile contribution to the local community
You don’t need to be a professional sportsman, the Malawi sports volunteer project focuses on fun and learning to provide children with an enjoyable experience. Sports coaching volunteers will live and work with Malawi youth who are also participating in the sports development program.
Blantyre City, is the largest commercial and industrial capital of Malawi, is in the Shire Highlands and geographical center of the Southern Region of the country and lies 35° east of Greenwich Meridian and 15° 42″ south of the Equator. It is a transport communications node with road, rail and air links to all parts of the country and neighboring countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania. It covers an area of 228 km2.
Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi, on the Lilongwe River. At its heart, woodland trails weave through the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. This sanctuary shelters rescued and injured animals, including lions, monkeys and crocodiles. Shops, bars and restaurants dot the Old Town district. The Capital City district, also called City Centre, is home to the 21st-century, Chinese-built Parliament building. Other Areas: Placements are also available in Mzuzu, Balaka, Mangochi, Zomba and in more rural areas.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at either Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe or Chileka International Airport in Blantyre (So make sure you know the exact location of your project before booking flights). A member of staff from our local partner organization in Malawi will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering. Both airports services numerous international carriers including the national airline Malawi Airlines. Malawi has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Malawi you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.
Volunteers will coach sports in Malawi from Monday through Thursday during the evening, and review the next day’s lesson plans in the morning and day time. Each Friday is competition day, when the teams of kids take tests on what they learned in academics and life skills, and compete in the various sports.
This Malawi sports volunteer project will offer you a life changing experience and the memory will last with you forever. You will get to integrate into local society, sample the tasty food, experience the vibrant culture and also make a difference.
Go Volunteer Africa is giving sports enthusiasts an opportunity to traveling and exploring Malawi, while sharing their love of sports. Our Malawi sports volunteer project is perfect for gap years, students on holidays and families. This is a great opportunity to live in a spectacular setting which is unique and doesn’t compare to many places in the Africa.
Our extensive range of sports on offer include football, soccer, rugby, cricket, hockey, netball, basketball, tennis, boxing, golf, baseball, martial arts, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, swimming, athletics, water-sports and more. The sport you choose really comes down to personal preference or the skills you have.
If you would like to merge a passion for sports with a career then this sports coaching volunteer project in Malawi is perfect for you. You can join this program all year round and you can stay for as long three months and engage your team into various competitions.
This Malawi sports volunteer project is unique as its combines volunteering, fun, adventure and trekking, you will need to be in good shape to participate. On the weekends you are encouraged to explore the country with friends you make on the program, and our representatives are available to give travel advice and make bookings for you.
GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS
Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Malawi volunteering program.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering program in Malawi. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.
Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.
The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.
Our program is for anyone sixteen years and above who loves service and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 15+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 18years. Volunteers under 15 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!
Visitors to Malawi must obtain a visa from one of the Malawian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for visa on arrival. All visitors must hold passports valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date. Depending on the purpose of visit, a traveler who has a valid visa is granted a Visitors Permit (VP) or Business Visit (BV) at the port of entry valid for 30 days and can be extended up to a maximum period of 90 days. According to a document published by the Department of Immigration, nationals of all countries that are not visa exempt may obtain a visa on arrival. Malawi launched an eVisa application system on 1 November 2019 – https://www.evisa.gov.mw/
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME
Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Malawi has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!
PROJECT QUICK FACTS
|Project open all year round
|Minimum 2 weeks commitment
|Minimum 16 yrs or older for solo travelers.
|Families are welcome
|Flexible start and end dates
|One day before the start date
|Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
|Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
|Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
|Host Families or volunteer house
|Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
|Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
|Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Balaka, Mangochi, Zomba
IN A NUTSHELL
Volunteering in Malawi with Go Volunteer Africa is affordable, low cost and budget friendly. The volunteer opportunities in Malawi are meaningful and life changing both to the volunteer and the host community.
Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Malawi. All volunteer programs in Malawi are community driven and managed by the local coordinating teams and this will give you a chance to get to know local people and really help those in need.
Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Malawi. Most volunteer projects in Malawi are located throughout the country in places like Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu, Balaka, Mangochi, Zomba and in more rural areas.
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PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
Program Fee Excludes:
- Personal Expenses
- Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE
Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up.
HOW TO APPLY
To start the process fill Volunteer application form and submit it for consideration and book your placement. For more information on how to get enrolled for the volunteering experience of a lifetime contact us. Or Give us a call | WhatsApp | Telegram | Viber | Imo at +254-796-786292 to talk to a Program Specialist.