The Ministry to People with Disabilities provides hands-on care and love to Malawi’s most vulnerable people. You can be a part of making that happen. Provide physical and occupational therapy assistance and guidance to the men and women who daily serve the needs of those with disabilities through this ministry. Your expertise and aid will help them provide the best care possible to those who need it most.
Location: Blantyre, Malawi and surrounding areas
Dates: Mid-November 2019 (10 days in-country)
Volunteers needed: 2
Application deadline: August 30, 2019
Develop relationships with Kingdom Workers staff and local professionals
Observe training provided by local professionals to caregivers
Observe assessments of children with developmental and physical disabilities
Provide feedback to local professionals and Kingdom Workers staff on suggested therapies
Experience working with children 1-15 years old in physical and/or occupational therapy
Willingness and desire to learn from local professionals about therapies in Malawi
International travel experience preferred
Cost per volunteer
$2,485 – includes airfare, in-country transportation, food, lodging, and visa.
Support raising is a great way to fundraise for your trip and surround yourself with a support network. You can learn more about support raising here.
Volunteers will stay at a guest house and will cook most meals there with the option of eating at local restaurants.
You will need a valid passport to travel to and from Malawi. It must not expire within six months of your trip.
All routine vaccinations should be up to date. Check the CDC website for information on recommended vaccines.
We facilitate orientation to help you prepare for your time volunteering.
In Malawi, where people with disabilities are often ostracized, a church group working within their community sends a powerful message of God’s love.