Funky volunteers for busiest backpackers on the shores of Lake Malawi



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  • Description


    We won't need volunteers now until Easter period UNLESS YOURE A PROFESSIONAL PIZZA CHEF then please get in touch ASAP!!!!

    We are also looking for longer-term volunteer with chef experience to help with kitchen organisation and stock control. This position will come with accomm, food and a small cash bonus for beer money too!!!! Please send full CV with your email, thanks.

    Hello travellers, we're Holly and Matt - a British couple running a beautiful busy hostel right on the beach of lake Malawi. Our passion lies with making our backpackers the best vibes and hospitable welcoming place for the budget traveller. *apologies to those who have written and not received a response we've only recently taken over!

    Our Backpackers can hold 46 guests and we proudly have 27 awesome Malawian staff and we all work together to make sure we maintain the good vibes of the hostel and give everyone an awesome experience.

    We also have a very popular restaurant on site that not only caters to our residents, but locals and travelers alike. We have the best sundowner spots and can turn into quite the social scene after the sun goes down.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The volunteers will to work with our staff and local community, and be living in the heart of Chembe Village.

    Learning about Malawian Culture as well as the hospitality industry here in Southern Africa.

    Having the opportunity to interact with guests from all over the world, as well as learning about the local culture right here.

    Because we are the busiest budget backpackers here the opportunities are endless. Our backpackers works with tailors, fishermen, carvers, carpenters, and many more tradespeople in the village.

    This is an excellent opportunity to see how tourism can positively impact communities. Our establishment works closely with locals to create economic development, as well as a emphasizing sustainability in Malawi.

  • Help


    While Matt and Holly spend many hours a day stuck behind laptops doing the boring stuff, we would like fun energetic volunteers to work with our local staff in things such as

    - Event/Party Planning
    - Kitchen/Stock organising
    - Guest Relations
    - Social Media/Marketing
    - Lodge maintenance
    - General just being a positive social presence at the backpackers - keep the party going!

    *We've just got a huge commercial pizza oven so any chefs with experience would be most welcome!!!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Dorm Bed, Shared Bathroom.
    Meals on shift and discounted drinks!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The place is full of life and beauty. We are surrounded by a national park and have endless activities on the lake and off.

    There is a nightlife in the town, but also options for peace and quiet. This place offers the best of the best in Malawi. You can snorkel, kayak, paddle board or even take a boat trip through lake Malawi! Stop on an island for a Braii, even go to Monkey Bay for a night!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 346274343912