Malawi

Ministry to People with Disabilities – Physical & Occupational Therapists

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.

 

Information

Work alongside local professionals and Kingdom Workers staff to explain therapies for children with disabilities to caretakers and volunteers.

 

Overview

Location: Blantyre, Malawi and surrounding areas

Dates: Mid-November 2019 (10 days in-country)

Volunteers needed: 2

Application deadline: July 31, 2019

  

Your time in Malawi

Anticipated activities
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

Skills/characteristics
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

Language
English

 

Cost

Cost per volunteer
$2,485 – includes airfare, in-country transportation, food, lodging, and visa. 

Support raising
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.

 

Additional details

Housing
Volunteers will stay at a guest house and will cook most meals there with the option of eating at local restaurants.

Passport
You will need a valid passport to travel to and from Malawi. It must not expire within six months of your trip.  

Immunizations
All routine vaccinations should be up to date. Check the CDC website for information on recommended vaccines.

Preparation
We facilitate orientation to help you prepare for your time volunteering. 

 

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Our Work in Malawi

In Malawi, where people with disabilities are often ostracized, a church group working within their community sends a powerful message of God’s love.

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