3 months: Malawi Ministry of Hope 2019
Trip date: 05 Mar 2019 - 04 Jun 2019
Cost: £2,950.00 ($4,217.62 approx)
Application deadline: 14 Sep 2018
Pre-departure training: 12 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018 TBC (GB)
Interviews: 28 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2019 Tearfund, Teddington (GB

As a nation, Malawi is faced with the great challenge of raising approximately 2 million orphans, most of them the result of AIDS. Tearfund’s partner, Ministry of Hope is committed to making a difference in the lives of these children.

Ministry of Hope feed several thousand orphans a day, six days a week. For many of these children this is their only source of food. They also sponsor a mobile medical clinic in communities that would otherwise have limited access to any form of medical care and provide temporary care for babies born with AIDS, or who have been abandoned or are in other life-threatening situations.

Alongside this incredible work, Ministry of Hope support widows, the disabled, and the destitute, by ministering to their physical and spiritual needs.

Business management, adult literacy and food production, are just some of the practical activities they run in their widows programme.

Watch this video and find out more about Ministry of hope

As you can see the courageous and humble staff at Ministry of Hope are always seeking to help others and give so much of themselves.

There is an opportunity for you to serve for three months alongside the incredible work that is being done, contributing to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development of quality education for all, good health and well-being and zero hunger.

So, are you ready?

Three months volunteering 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 three months living in Malawi, working in a team, alongside other volunteers and Ministry of Hope staff.

What will you be doing?

  • Helping at at the orphan feeding centres across six villages
  • Working at the mobile clinics reaching the poorest and most vulnerable which can often visit up to 600 patients a day
  • Serving alongside Ministry of Hope at the crisis nurseries, working with some of the smallest orphans before they are placed with relatives or their adoptive families
  • Teaching English, Bible stories, and simple Math at the educational support programmes, as well as creating new resources for current teachers.
  • Helping to support in the Ministry of Hope office

*Please note…

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.

Interested in this trip? Apply Now


Being in Malawi has challenged me spiritually and it has made me look at the world through the way God sees the world. I have, along with my team, seen issues of injustice and poverty and believe that God has put a passion in our hearts, as a team, to want to do something about it.

Tim Perkin

It was such a blessing to work with AGREDS for 5 months going into rural communities, getting involved in 'food security' and 'water and climate justice' projects, building relationships with the villagers and learning about development work. Such a great experience!

Nia Templeman

I’m not sure how to write a ‘short’ comment about 6 months. We hear figures about how many people live in poverty, but I think what I have learnt from the most are the relationships we’ve made with the people behind those numbers.

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