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Volunteer in Malawi

Stay with us in Lilongwe as part of a managed group trip or join a scheduled expedition as an individual

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Further to our plans to build on our work in Malawi, in May 2018 the charity took its greatest step forward yet, purchasing a 7-acre site in Mtema, rural Lilongwe. Having undergone a 4-year construction project, our masterplan is complete: BPF Malawi’s sports & education community centre comprises a full-size rugby/sports pitch; two netball courts; a clubhouse with two large learning spaces, changing rooms, offices, kitchen & canteen; on-site accommodation with 30 beds; a manager’s house; storage spaces; and parking.

Volunteer with us in Malawi

After almost a decade of running rugby coaching expeditions in Africa, our volunteering focus is now in Lilongwe, Malawi. Join us on site and help our local team deliver ongoing youth sports activities, supplementary education and coach empowerment workshops.

Your two volunteering options are:

1. Group visits

Apply anytime and we’ll work with you to facilitate a group visit to Lilongwe, supporting BPF Malawi’s community development work while meeting your objectives. We welcome applications from schools, clubs, colleges, universities and businesses.

2. Scheduled expeditions – for individuals to apply to join us

Following on from BPF’s extensive Africa coaching expeditions (facilitated annually between 2012 and 2020), we’ll soon be publishing dates for BPF-led expeditions in Malawi. Joining other volunteers, your expedition itinerary will be either a 3-week or 6-week block visit.

Look out for news and updates or register your interest by submitting an application!

BPF Malawi - Mtema community centre

Check out these videos showing BPF Malawi's land purchase process, the build project and the facility coming to life

Malawi build project – Part 1
Malawi build project – Part 2
BPF Malawi's Mtema community centre

Volunteer with us in Malawi

Arrange a group visit to Lilongwe or join a scheduled Malawi expedition as an individual

Apply as a group

Submit an enquiry for your group visit and we'll work with you to plan your itinerary and facilitate your trip

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Apply as an individual

Join a scheduled Malawi based expedition for a 3-week or 6-week block visit

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Engagement since 2012

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