Volunteer Program


Volunteer Program

Bolera Palms offers a unique volunteering opportunity, you can work in Bolera Palms School as a teaching assistant, helping with children that are struggling in key lessons. We also running holiday school for those need extra help, which will give you the chance to take small groups and work closely with each child. You can also visit and help in a local orphanage for babies or a local primary school. We always need an extra hand through out the year, so you are welcome to come when it suits you.

Bolera Palms School term times

Year 2014 – 2015

Term One – 8th September 2014 – 5th December 2014

Term Two – 5th January 2015 -4th April 2015

Term Three – 28th April 2015 – 25th July 2015


Bolera Palms Volunteering in Malawi

You will be sharing accommodation with the other volunteers at Palm Beach Resort. You will have stunning lakeside views, a beautiful beach, bar and restaurant available.  The volunteer cottage has been recently refurbished,  now boasts spacious rooms twin and dorms. It has numerous living spaces, and a fully functional kitchen.

Food,  we are based 14km out of Mangochi Town which is very easy to get to by local transport. You will be able to do all your shopping there is always local fresh fruit and vegetables, and a number of small supermarkets with the basics.

Bolera Palms Volunteer Accommodation Malawi

Refurbished volunteer cottage

Weekend Excursions

Bolera Palms will organise weekend excursions so that you are able to see more of what Malawi has to offer. We will arrange your accommodation and travel to Cape a,where you can snorkel in clear waters or take boat rides to nearby islands. It also boasts a great nightlife and lovely food.

We will also arrange a trip to Liwonde National Park,where you will able take game drives and boats trips to see the wild life.  You could see elephants, Hippopotamus, a number of different antelope and crocodiles.

(both trips are at an additional cost)

Fish Eagle diving at Cape Maclear, Malawi

Feeding Fish Eagles at Cape Maclear


Volunteer Fees

Bolera Palms offers you this unique volunteering opportunity at a competitive rate, of $15 per day.

This covers your cost of accommodation and a percentage toward the running cost of Bolera Palms School.

The fee does not include your travel to and from Malawi, your travel insurance or airport transfers.
If you would like us to collect you from the airport in either Blantyre or Lilongwe, the fee is $250 one way.

To secure your volunteer place we require you to pay a third of your placement fee as a deposit. Bolera Palms operates on a 1 month cancellation policy.

Why pay to volunteer?

The fees you pay are your investment into the projects,without them none of the work that Bolera Palms does would be possible. You make it possible for us to help the Bolera children and community.  Bolera Palms have tried to keep the fees to a minimum and you will find they are competitive with other programs.

Bolera Palms School Performace Malawi

Standard Two end of Year Performance