Volunteer in Malawi this summer and spend one month supporting Tearfund’s partner, Eagles, in their effort to improve food security and reduce poverty in local communities.
Since 2002, Eagles have been working with local churches, to equip them to meet the needs of their own communities and help themselves out of poverty.
The work is transformational. Many families have been positively impacted by the work and many more continue to be. It’s all about tackling poverty by mobilising churches and local communities to take action using their own resources.
In Nsaru, Central Malawi, five villages were completely dependent on the crops they grew and needed a way to generate some income. Eagles helped the community to prioritise their problems and come up with a way to tackle them themselves.
After receiving training from Eagles, each community set up a Village Savings and Loans Association. Now the women meet each week to put in their small savings and after a month, they can take a loan to start or improve a small business such as selling vegetables. The idea has caught on and now other communities are forming groups and asking Eagles for training.
This is an amazing opportunity to live and learn alongside the staff.
So, are you ready?
A month in Malawi will both challenge you personally and stretch your faith. You will experience how the local church is at the heart of tackling poverty and injustice and have the chance to show God’s love in practical ways as you visit and learn from inspirational communities.
Who are we looking for?
Individuals who are flexible and adaptable and would love the chance to spend a month living in Malawi, working in a team, alongside other volunteers and Eagles staff.
What will you be doing?
- Participating in the life of the local church, leading bible studies and devotions
- Helping to plant and cultivate crops
- Supporting initiatives to tackle droughts
- Planting trees
- Supporting flood prevention projects
- Supporting the community projects working with vulnerable children, the elderly and disabled and those living with HIV
The cost mentioned above includes pre-departure training, insurance, debrief, a medical package, administrative costs and in-country travel, accommodation and food.
Please note, flights, visas and vaccinations are not included.
For more information about additional costs, check out our ‘All you need to know’ section.