When we enter 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.

Because our projects focus on healthcare, this involves people with medical skills – consultants, GPs, nurses and midwives. But it also includes teachers, builders, childminders. And entrepreneurs, who evaluate social enterprise ideas. But really, whatever your skills, there’s a valuable role for you to play with MAI.

We love our volunteer programme not just because it helps our partners with their projects, but also because it gives MAI supporters the chance to experience a project for themselves. It’s guaranteed to be a life-changing experience.

Our next trip: Embo, KwaZulu Natal; 2019

In 2019, 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 with DIY skills. But whatever your skills, we’d love to have you on the trip!

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

We stay in a great B&B in Hillcrest, from where we travel into Embo to work for at least a week, experiencing the transformational work being done in the community by our Partner. There’s as much to learn as to contribute.  Given that most people are giving up holiday to serve, we conclude with some R&R.  We’ll spend three nights in a malaria-free safari park with a very real chance to view the Big Five as well as a mass of other animals and birds.

You can register your interest by contacting steve@medicassistinternational.org.

Contact us about this trip

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 first-hand how the support of MAI is used and valued – David
An amazing, life-changing experience – Claire