We accept volunteers in Seattle and Malawi. We adhere to our core value of empowerment throughout all of our programs, including EKARI’s Volunteer Program. We work to develop empowering relationships through volunteerism that increase our impact as well as increase awareness about Malawi and global poverty. We believe that volunteering, if accomplished with due diligence, can be a powerful force for social change; both for volunteers, EKARI staff, and for the communities that we serve.
Honor and learn from the community
Although EKARI encourages volunteers to bring their unique skill sets to their volunteer experience, prior to serving in Malawi volunteers work alongside and learn from experienced community members in Phalombe, Malawi.
Through the actions of our volunteers during their volunteer service and through subsequent contributions – financial or otherwise – EKARI’s goal is to increase our impact in the communities that we serve.
We ask that each volunteer make a commitment to share his/her story with his/her greater community through face-to-face conversations and/or through social media to encourage others to action.
Connect hard working and enthusiastic volunteers
We greatly appreciate the time and resources that volunteers devote to EKARI and want to make their volunteer experience as worthwhile and meaningful as possible for both the volunteer and EKARI. Volunteers are accepted based on how well their passions, skills, and interests match with EKARI needs.