Volunteer Application Form

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 some of the local people. If this describes you, then we’d welcome an application from you.

Before completing this form, please make sure that you know how much it will cost you to join our volunteer programme, details of which can be found on the Costs to Volunteer page.

Please complete this form as fully as possible. We want to know all about you — who you are, what makes you tick, what your dreams are, what your passions are. Be creative — please don’t write a CV!

Volunteer Application Form

About You

Volunteers find it useful to be put in contact with past, present or future volunteers prior to the start of their placement.
Healthcare professionals: Please note that we will need photocopies or scanned copies of your qualifications.
Very flexible, fairly flexible, or not at all flexible? Please give us as much information as possible as it will help us to plan our volunteer schedule.
Yes or No. If No, please go to the "Costs to Volunteer" page on the website to make sure you know how much you will have to pay before you submit this form.

The Nitty Gritty

Proactive, "ideas" type people tend to get the most benefit from the volunteering programme.


Your professional referee must have worked with you for at least one year. It would also be helpful to know your relationship to your professional referee.
Your personal referee must have known you for at least five years and cannot a member of your immediate family. It would also be helpful to know your relationship to your personal referee.

Emergency Contact

Please give us the name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and relationship to you (i.e. mother, father, etc.) of the person who should be contacted in the event of an emergency.

Once you have completed the form and clicked the Send My Application button, a copy of your application form will be e-mailed to you automatically.


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