Construction of a Resource Center

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founded in 2019
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High­lights

Become more open and adapt to working with a team.
Become more passionate about your major and propel your career with international experience.
Become more passionate about community development.
Make memories you wil never forget
Visit other surrounding places during your stay with us.
This project is to provide and encourage maintenance culture in already existing facilities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Our construction project is to provide and encourage maintenance culture in already existing facilities. In the past years we have invested in acquiring a land for a proposed building of training center and shelter. This building is to provide the kids, Youth , Children we work with skills and cognitive education, After classes lessons. The center is to be able to cater for children who prefer vocational training and also provide vocational training in various fields, such as entrepreneurship equipping the children and youth with valuable skills and knowledge to live and lead transformative change. 
 
Working to improve the local infrastructure, educational facilities and Helping build our proposed training center and shelter. As a member of the construction project. Focusing on improving existing facilities and building on our land. From painting, Construction and creating board displays and plastering. 

This project focuses on the construction,  Volunteers work closely with the local people and four staff on tasks. If you're a keen outdoors person with a good level of fitness, this will be a perfect project for you. The Construction project offers volunteers the special opportunity to work alongside local people to help improve the infrastructure in the communities we work with. 

Typical day

Construction usually start in the morning, you will be working with a group of other volunteers and people from the community. Helping mix concrete, painting, brick laying, plastering, digging, block shaping, carpentry, steel bending, mortar mixing, etc. You will work from 9am to 2pm in the afternoon. You use the rest of the day to explore the community or help out in some of our other evening projects. 

Volunteer work is in the morning hours every day, in the afternoon, we have free time to relax share stories. Weekends are made for exploring our country and Safaris with our team members and your fellow overseas volunteers.

6:00 am - if you are feeling motivated, you are welcome to join the daily meditation or morning exercise of running.

7:30 am - We serve a delicious and healthy breakfast 

12:00 pm - Lunch is served

9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Volunteer work described above. 

8:00 pm - Dinner is served 

Free-time activities

Karonga is located close to the northern shores of the lake, where you can go swimming, kayaking, and relax in your free time. You can also go on a cruise on the lake. We have a museum in town that shows some findings of prehistoric humans, a dinosaur and information about Malawian history and culture. For those who wish to explore another part of Malawi, you can visit Livingstonia, and go hiking in the beautiful scenery of the Nyika Plateau. You can visit different mines in the area if you are interested in mining. It is also possible to travel to Nkhata Bay for a weekend and go scuba diving in the lake there. The Vwaza Wildlife Reserve and National Park are both easily accessible from Rumphi - wildlife viewing can be done from a game viewing vehicle or on a bushwalk for the more adventurous.


Alternatively, you can stay in Karonga where you can experience village life and culture, enjoy Malawian music, dance and learn some traditional cooking. Volunteers must arrange extra activities themselves and cover the cost of travel, food and accommodation.

Also, if volunteers are interested we can go for a photo trip around and you will always find something new and different to explore.

Volunteers can fill their free time by watching TV ,reading a book, going for swimming , doing exercises at a local gym.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Relevant work experience.
Technical Skills.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Helping Your Community Forum

The Helping Your Community Forum (HYCF) fees are calculated as follows.

A one time application fee which includes , Pre-departure support, Preparation, handbooks, Orientation day and Project support

Program fees to stay at HYCF House (including Break fast, Lunch and dinner) from Monday to Friday

Important Note; To keep it transparent we do not add any donation to our program fees (which are entirely used for your preparation , Supervision and Accommodation) but encourage you to raise some funds among your family and friends prior to your arrival or once you have arrived in Malawi. Any small or big amount is highly appreciated and you are entirely free to decide on how you want to utilize your donation within the project. By doing so you will see how much of a difference donations can make and  its a great feeling to see this first hand. We understand volunteering as a holistic approach of helping each other and learning from one another and while you will do amazing daily work as a volunteer we want you to also understand that no project can entirely survive if it was  not for financial support as well.

Airport Pickup at Lilongwe International Airport

Air port pick up is included in the costs. Volunteers can be picked up at any day and night time. Possible Arrival Airport is Lilongwe International Kamuzu Airport.



Accommodation

Volunteers will be hosted by the Chief Executive Officer in their family home. This is a great opportunity to experience the unique culture of Malawi and to interact and make friends with a local family. You will have your own room and private space for sleeping or relaxing, the house is self contained with single bed,. we will do our best to ensure that you are comfortable and well looked after during your stay.


We have a house with 5 rooms its a fenced house and  security is tight, we have dogs, Nice vegetation,Easy access to town. We stay near the lake Malawi.Good comfortable rooms, We provide good meals.

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirement before arriving. Vegetarian, Vegan and other diets can be catered for. If volunteers require any other  snacks beside the three main meals these can easily be purchased in the local market.

There is also a kitchen with fridge for our Volunteers, an oven, bathrooms, a common room equipped with comfortable sofas, numerous tables and benches out side.

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Food(Break fast, Lunch and Dinner) is prepared by the family from Monday to Sunday at the HYCF house. The break fast includes tea/coffee, white bread, Chips, Rice, Porridge, and cake for break fast. For lunch and dinner we generally eat rice or Nsima (a local dish made from maze flour) with some vegetables, beans, meat or fish. Some times fruits or salad will also be served. This is a staple food and hope you will learn to love it!!!

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) in Lilongwe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Malawi.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Malawi provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Malawi you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Malawi.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Volunteers start to work after one or two days upon arrival. We first give time to volunteers to relax after a long flight we understand they get extremely tired.

Details on arrival.
I come and welcome volunteers at the Lilongwe International Airport. From Lilongwe we can get a bus to Karonga, which is usually an overnight journey. 

If coming from Tanzania, you will need to cross the border and take either a bus or local shared car to Karonga. One of HYCF members can meet you at the bus station or we can provide you with the location of our office where you can meet us upon arrival in Karonga.We are always available via phone and Whatsapp for any queries.

The following day we begin orientation meeting and planning ahead.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$644
5 weeks
$805
6 weeks
$966
7 weeks
$1,127
8 weeks (max. stay)
$1,288
Average fees
$161 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Helping Your Community Forum will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Helping Your Community Forum during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Construction of a Resource Center

This project is to provide and encourage maintenance culture in already existing facilities.

$161/week

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