We have a number of environmental projects, including tree planting, fruit tree propagation, Changu Changu Moto fuel-efficient cookstoves, forest conservation, fish conservation, etc. Our environmental projects are not just located locally and could be anywhere within Nkhata Bay District which covers an area of 4,000 km². We’ve also expanded some of the projects into neighbouring Districts too.
We encourage communities and local Malawians to take ownership of these projects and, consequently, it can be difficult to provide full-time volunteer placements as knowledge of local languages is required. Another major problem is transport which can be time-consuming and costly. However, we would be happy for any of our volunteers who are working in education or healthcare to become involved in some way with one or more of our local environmental projects.
If you are looking for a full-time volunteer environmental placement, we would need to discuss with you on the phone, on Skype or via e-mail what your skills are and what opportunities could be available (please complete the Enquiry Form). Previous volunteers have helped gather case studies of environmental project beneficiaries to support bids for further funding and reporting to donors or have assisted with collection of data and research. We will be placing great emphasis on environmental awareness training in the future.