When we begin a new partnership with an NGO, we don’t just provide funding. We commit to finding volunteers who can help our partners achieve their goals. Whatever your skills, there’s a valuable role for you to play with MAI.

India Volunteer Needs


Chinchpada Christian Hospital seeks to be a centre of excellence in secondary level clinical care in the disciplines of anaesthesia, medicine, surgery, paediatrics, obs and gynae, orthopaedics and nursing. They need short (a few weeks), medium (a few months), and long term volunteers in all these areas so that these services could be developed.

Additionally, departments like administration, maintenance and IT would also welcome help from people with skills including plumbing, carpentry, finance, biomedical engineering and the maintenance of software and hardware.

South Africa Volunteer Needs

Our project in South Africa needs volunteer nurses and doctors from a variety of disciplines and with a range of experience. If you’re qualified and available to volunteer for between two weeks and twelve months we’d love to talk to you.

We’re also looking for volunteer teachers, childminders and builders, and entrepreneurs skilled at evaluating social enterprise ideas. 

What’s more, our volunteer programme not only helps partners with their projects, but it also gives MAI supporters the life-changing opportunity to see a project for themselves.

When circumstances next allow, we hope to take a team of volunteers to South Africa to work with our partner in Embo, KwaZulu-Natal.  We’re especially keen to recruit doctors, nurses, children’s workers and anyone handy at DIY. But whatever your skills, we’d love to have you on the trip!

Volunteers will spend most of their time working with the MAI-supported programme in Embo, caring for people suffering with HIV and AIDS in their homes. There will also be the opportunity to care for AIDS orphans and the babies of unmarried mothers in a community crèche facility.

We will stay in a great B&B in Hillcrest, from where we’ll travel into Embo to work for at least a week, seeing firsthand the transformational work our partner is doing in the community. There’s as much to learn as to contribute. Given that most people are giving up holiday to serve, we’ll conclude the trip with some rest and relaxation. We’ll spend three nights in a malaria-free safari park with a very real chance of catching a glimpse of the Big Five, as well as a mass of other animals and birds.

Please register your interest by contacting [email protected]

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What our volunteers say

The trip is well organised and you’ll have lots of support – Methlyn
Your faith will be enriched and challenged – Rose
See at firsthand how the support of MAI is used and valued – David
An amazing, life-changing experience – Claire