Volunteer at in the Environmental Conservation project in Malawi
Environmental Conservation in Malawi
Come and experience Malawi and its conservation efforts by contributing to Mangochi’s sustainability while experiencing life as one of its villagers!

Come and experience Malawi and its conservation efforts by contributing to Mangochi’s sustainability while...

Woman collecting leaves in Malawi
Collecting Leaves
These leaves are used for Medicinal purposes

These leaves are used for Medicinal purposes

Acacia abyssinica (flat top) trees in Malawi
Acacia Abyssinica Trees
Scenic views in Malawi

Scenic views in Malawi

Working in the local nursery

Working in the local nursery

Collecting Medicinal Leaves in Malawi
Medicinal Leaves
Helping to collect medicinal leaves on the farm

Helping to collect medicinal leaves on the farm

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In this program you will be part of an environmental campaign for a local Malawian village!

You will be contributing to this campaign in a variety of ways but our program emphasizes tree nursery education and efforts, as this is a first step to help counter the effects of climate change and unsustainable practices.

This means that you will find yourself planting trees raised in our nursery around the village in community centers such as schools, local markets, and clinics.

The nursery also acts as a center for local villagers who would like to learn more about making their own tree nursery or garden at home. Here you will also take part in planning and presenting environmental lessons on practical topics such as recycling in the home, reducing one’s carbon footprint, broader topics like the effects of climate change and the need for environmental concern.

As part of this program we will also take a lead role in helping with garbage collection, creating garbage bins, developing home gardens and other activities that will improve the sustainability of this growing community.


  • Increase community awareness of environmental concerns
  • Advance the ecological sustainability of Malawi
  • Provide you with teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!


Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

One Tree Planted logo

25 trees will be planted on your behalf for every experience purchased, via our partnership with One Tree Planted.

See more at onetreeplanted.org

1% for the planetlogo

1% of gross sales will be donated to 1% for the Planet-approved charities via our partnership with 1% for the Planet.

See more at onepercentfortheplanet.org

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Mangochi, Malawi
Mangochi is coastal town sited between Lakes Malawi and Malombe. Previously called Fort Johnston during colonial times, it is known as a lake town with a lot of water and fishing activities. Although a small township with a population of 50,000, necessities are nearby to assist you during your stay. It is also full of culture and history and it’s always interesting to walk through the small town.
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Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

Arrive at Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) on Saturday or Sunday well before a meeting point time.

  • Option A - Saturday: 10:00
  • Option B - Saturday: 14:00
  • Option A - Sunday: 10:00
  • Option B - Sunday: 14:00

Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.

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Monday - Friday

A typical day during this program could look like:

  • Breakfast at the Center
  • Join a meeting to plan for the day
  • Lead a presentation/small group workshop
  • Lunch
  • Tree Planting
  • Recycling
  • Back to the center for dinner and to share your experiences

You can expect 4-5 hours of work throughout a typical day.

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Saturday - Departure

Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Minivans to Lilongwe depart close by every 1-2 hours. Take a taxi from bus station to the Airport (6 hours travel time)

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  • Shared Accomodation
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Arrival Transfer (included with 2 wk+ trips)
  • Departure Transfer
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  • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
  • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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More Information


  • minimum english levelBasic
  • CRB RequiredOn signup
  • passport copy requiredNo
  • resume copy requiredNo

Other Requirements

  • There are no further requirements for this program.


Malawian food will served mainly, along with some European food. You can expect meat, vegetables, potatoes, eggs, bread, rice spaghetti and more.


You will be accommodated in our center. It is quite basic and you will share your room with other participants. There are shared western style, flushable toilets.

There are limited laundry facilities so expect to wash your clothes by hand. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Environmental Conservation in Malawi

Price per person$370/week
Minimum Duration1 week