Volunteer with us

Introduction to Volunteering at CYD

Centre for Youth and Development’s primary focus is on running its projects to help the local communities in Northern region of Malawi. However, the charity also runs a volunteer programme and welcomes volunteers from overseas.



  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, self-motivated, proactive people who are able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Realists, not idealists.


Age Range

  • From 20 years old with a minimum of one year’s post-qualification work experience.


The Volunteer Programme

  • Not rigidly structured.
  • Role dependent upon volunteers’ skills and interests.


The Projects

  • Volunteers assist with existing projects and support Government staff and do not take away jobs from the local Malawians.


Placement Length

  • A minimum of four to eight weeks.


Want to Visit But Can’t Commit to Our Recommended Placement Duration?

  • We welcome visitors too. It’s a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the work we do by spending time with our passionate staff and visiting the many varied projects we run. For more information, go to the Visit Us in Volunteer page.


Volunteer Accommodation

  • Nice offices where volunteers can work from


How To Apply

  • Please read the Application Process page, and then complete the online Enquiry Form if you are interested in volunteering with Centre for Youth and Development.

Express Interest in Volunteering

We're sorry, but we're no longer accepting new volunteers for this opportunity.