On the application form, we ask you to number your choices from 1-6 according to preference. 1 being most preferred, 6 being least preferred. We ask this, as we have found that volunteers prefer to have more than one project to work on, and therefore we like to mix the projects to make a time table. On your arrival, we will have created a time table which you may choose to change or keep after your introduction week. We would like to remind you that you can choose according to preference, and do not need specific qualifications. If you wish, please indicate your areas of qualifications, so we can use your expertise to benefit the community.

Below is a short summary of the different projects available. For more information, please consult our Projects page.

Under-five clinic
This work is in public health. Growth monitoring, health speeches and occasional trainings. This will be a secondary project, as it is not a very time consuming job. A volunteer may choose to help here when help is needed and work in other areas on other days. If you really want to do this project, put it as one of your top 3 choices and we will work the other choices around it.

Community Based Childcare Centre
This is teaching and early childhood development. This is a nursery school for vulnerable children, and the volunteers would come and teach and play with the children. This project could be coupled with the under-five clinic work as they are both early childhood development work.

WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)
This will be a mixture between field work and educational public health talks. Field work would be to purify water using chlorine, in collaboration with the District Health Office. Talks will include making pamphlets to properly ensure that the message of good hygiene protocol is followed throughout the day and throughout all age groups.

Programme management and administration (technical advisors)
This will be capacity building within the office. Including, strategic planning development, financial management, administrative training (e.g. IT training).
This can be easily coupled with resource mobilization, as they are both ‘office work’.


Resource Mobilization
This will include proposal development, partnership development, and fundraising within Blantyre. This can be easily coupled with program management and administration, as they are both ‘office work’.

Youth Activities
These include educational and recreational activities. Educational: sexual reproductive health training, life planning skills, peer education training, women empowerment, etc. Recreational: sporting tournaments, music clubs, etc. We particularly encourage people to identify which areas they feel they are skilled or interested in and to let us know how these skills can be useful to NAYO’s Youth Development Programmes. As with any of NAYO’s projects, we are always looking for people who can offer their expertise and advice. If you feel like you can contribute these to any of our programmes, in whatever capacity, then please email us.