The information below will guide you in your program application process, for any inquiries contact your program manager.


You must book your flight to arrive at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA)  in Capital City Lilongwe, before 6 pm local time. Flights are not included in program costs, you can arrange your travel with an online service provider such as Skyscanner.


Visa requirements can vary from nationality to nationality, use this online resource to check your requirements. You will need a passport issued by your country of citizenship as well as a tourist visa* issued by the country to which you will be traveling. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the expected date of return to your home country.

Volunteers must have a volunteer visa or visitors volunteer with us. And we will help volunteers to obtain this kind of visa before their departure. Malawi's online visa will go live next month.

Purpose of Entry: Volunteering/visitor/ VISA can also be obtained from the airport one arrived.


Inviting/ guarantee organization: Youth and Women for development Initiatives


Address: P.O Box 40 Chilema Zomba, Malawi.


Note: It is your sole responsibility to ensure that you have a valid passport and the appropriate visa for travel.  In most programs, you should enter as a TOURIST unless you stay for periods longer than 1 month in the same country.


Make sure you are up to date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.


You should ideally arrange an appointment with your travel clinic at least four to six weeks before travel. This appointment provides an opportunity to assess health risks taking into account a number of factors including destination, medical history, and planned activities. In case you have pre-existing health problems, an earlier appointment is strongly recommended.


Hepatitis A - CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Malawi, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

Malaria - You will need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria. Your doctor can help you decide which medicine is right for you, and also talk to you about other steps you can take to prevent malaria.


Typhoid - You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Malawi. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.


Note: Vaccinations against cholera and yellow fever are required by the Mexican Immigration Office if the visitor has been in an infected area two weeks before entry into Mexico.


Your safety and security are our priorities, travel insurance is important if something unexpected happens such as a personal injury, a flight issue or a related scenario. Travel insurance is required for your own safety, we strongly recommend you to check a reputable insurance provider that offers various policies like World Nomads.


After you formalize your application, we will provide you with a WhatsApp group where you can contact directly the ONG and the volunteers that applied for the same program.

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