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How it works
  1. 1

    Choose your destination + volunteer programme + preferred start date + placement duration

    If you’re not sure which one is right for you request a call back for a one-to-one consultation. Note Intake dates may fill up quickly, especially in peak seasons, so enroll early! If you’re preferred dates are unavailable you can either go on the waiting list or select another date. If you’re traveling in a group please contact us to check availability and receive your group discount.

  2. 2

    Complete the online application form and submit it to Big Beyond

  3. 3

    The Big Beyond team will review and process your application and we’ll contact you within two business days for a one-to-one consultation to assess your motivations and eligibility

  4. 4

    If you’re successful we’ll begin to design your Big Beyond volunteer placement with you, around your skills and interests and request any further information that we may need to help us do so

  5. 5

    You’ll then receive an email confirming your Big Beyond volunteer placement along with an invoice for the deposit, which will be due seven days from the day of issue. Upon receipt of the payment, your volunteer placement will be secured! Note It is at this stage that we’ll provide you with your information pack and sign you up to our eLearning facility to help you get prepared. You’ll be assigned a Big Beyond team member that you can contact with any questions leading up to your trip.

  6. 6

    One month before departure you’ll receive a detailed job specification outlining your specific tasks allocated according to the needs of your local project at that time

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This is an opportunity to get closely involved with local communities helping to conserve Liwonde National Park, one of Malawi’s premier wildlife areas. The communities live right on the edge of the wilderness and their support is vital for it’s survival.

By joining our Malawi Environmental Management Volunteer Programme, you’ll primarily be helping to engage local people through a range of conservation awareness and environmental management projects. There are a number of initiatives which may include reforestation and community-run forests, tree-planting with schools, running seminars and clubs around wildlife and it’s sustainable management, as well as research and monitoring. Your placement may include working with kids or adults and you’ll be out and about making a real contribution to wildlife conservation by raising the capacity of the local people to support the natural world they so heavily rely upon. Some of the tasks will mean getting your hands dirty in the field, others creative, educational and interactive.

All programmes are bespoke to reflect your experience, abilities, passions and to match high impact projects tackling conservation and development. This is just a guideline...

We welcome new people to the team year-round (limited places available).

  • October 13th 2013
  • October 27th 2013
  • November 10th 2013
  • November 24th 2013
  • December 8th 2013
  • December 22nd 2013
  • January 5th 2014
  • January 19th 2014
  • February 2nd 2014
  • February 16th 2014
  • March 2nd 2014
  • March 16th 2014
  • March 30th 2014
  • April 13th 2014
  • April 27th 2014
  • May 11th 2014
  • May 25th 2014
  • June 8th 2013
  • June 22nd 2014
  • July 6th 2014
  • July 20th 2014
  • August 3rd 2014
  • August 17th 2014
  • August 31st 2014
  • September 14th 2014
  • September 28th 2014
  • October 12th 2014
  • October 26th 2014
  • 9th November 2014
  • November 23rd 2014
  • December 14th 2014
  • December 28th 2014

You can join us from 2 weeks right up to 12 months.

Minimum length of stay for:
Ethiopia: 4 weeks
Malawi: 2 weeks
Uganda: 2 weeks
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Environmental Management Programme in Malawi

  • Gain practical and educational work experience in the conservation field. This programme is really varied so enables Big Beyond environmental volunteers to grow a big range of skills.
  • Protected areas such as Liwonde National Park are globally and locally important, and without their conservation most of the Earth’s resources would disappear. You’ll help tackle the root causes of the most pressing issues for Liwonde and the surrounding communities.
  • Through reforestation, education, research and monitoring tasks, Malawi Environmental Management Volunteers will help increase local knowledge around conservation issues and also improve the livelihoods of these communities through a better understanding of the natural world.
  • Live and work around a true wild Africa gem and get to know some of the friendliest people in Africa.
  • We’ll also write you a reference for your future employers if it helps when you get home.
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Apply now

How it works
  1. 1

    Choose your destination + volunteer programme + preferred start date + placement duration

    If you’re not sure which one is right for you request a call back for a one-to-one consultation. Note Intake dates may fill up quickly, especially in peak seasons, so enroll early! If you’re preferred dates are unavailable you can either go on the waiting list or select another date. If you’re traveling in a group please contact us to check availability and receive your group discount.

  2. 2

    Complete the online application form and submit it to Big Beyond

  3. 3

    The Big Beyond team will review and process your application and we’ll contact you within two business days for a one-to-one consultation to assess your motivations and eligibility

  4. 4

    If you’re successful we’ll begin to design your Big Beyond volunteer placement with you, around your skills and interests and request any further information that we may need to help us do so

  5. 5

    You’ll then receive an email confirming your Big Beyond volunteer placement along with an invoice for the deposit, which will be due seven days from the day of issue. Upon receipt of the payment, your volunteer placement will be secured! Note It is at this stage that we’ll provide you with your information pack and sign you up to our eLearning facility to help you get prepared. You’ll be assigned a Big Beyond team member that you can contact with any questions leading up to your trip.

  6. 6

    One month before departure you’ll receive a detailed job specification outlining your specific tasks allocated according to the needs of your local project at that time

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