APPLY TO VOLUNTEER IN AFRICA
How It Works
Complete the online Inquiry Form. We will then contact you with details about how to submit your application.
Please note: Ripple Africa’s volunteer placements are extremely competitive so, in order to have enough time to fundraise, please apply well in advance.
Apply to Volunteer in Africa – What Happens Next
Once you have completed your application, we will assess where your skills best fit with our projects, and we will contact your references. Once we have processed your application in full, we will email you regarding acceptance. If approved, your acceptance email will include a formal offer of placement, which must be signed and returned to Ripple Africa.
Important Note: Please do not book your flights until you have received a formal placement offer from us.
The costs to volunteer, which cover your accommodations, must be paid four weeks before departure. These costs are not part of your fundraising efforts.
Volunteers are asked to raise money for Ripple Africa before departure. The time leading up to your placement is a fantastic time to fundraise. Your enthusiasm and excitement will be infectious, and fundraising is a great way to involve your family and friends in your imminent life-changing experience in Malawi. Also, your time in Malawi will be all the more meaningful when you are able to see firsthand the impact your fundraising efforts are making. There are many great ways to fundraise, and we have lots of tips and resources to help you. Read our Community Fundraising page to get started now.
Please note: We must make it clear that your fundraising efforts are to benefit the charity and our projects, not to cover your own costs. You are solely responsible for paying the accommodation costs associated with your volunteer placement and should not use your fundraising page for this purpose. This is because your volunteer costs cover your stay at Ripple Africa, and using fundraising dollars would essentially be asking people to donate to YOU AND YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS while in Africa. Ethically, this is very different from asking people to donate to the charity itself.
You can read past volunteer stories in our News section.