2 weeks: Malawi 18
Trip date: 14 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Cost: £1,350.00 ($1,874.34 approx)
Application deadline: 31 Mar 2018
Pre-departure training: 14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018 Oakwood, RG40 3DA (GB)

Volunteer in Malawi and spend two weeks supporting Eagles in their effort to increase 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.

It won’t be easy, but it will challenge your thoughts on poverty. It will stretch your imagination and you will learn from communities that will inspire you beyond belief.

Who are we looking for?

Individuals who are willing and flexible and would love the chance to spend two weeks 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

For more information about costs check out our ‘All you need to know’ section.

Interested in this trip? Apply Now


I experienced an amazing country with truly incredible people who are not limited by their material poorness but are genuinely welcoming and generous to all. It was definitely the start of something through which I hope to return the favour to those who have taught me so much.

Tony Elkington

Very blessed to have the opportunity to visit and work in such a beautiful and spiritually rich country - great support from the SU staff and a great time to see God working in another country.


Spending 7 weeks in Brazil was amazing. It broadened my horizons and introduced me to a new way of doing church, life and worshipping God. We met some incredible people and did some amazing things. We could see people’s lives changed by the work of ACEV and Tearfund.

Tom Hallett
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