Volunteers

I wish to donate to FOMO’s work to help the children Click Here

Hi, You have probably come to this page because you would like to help by offering your services in a direct and practical way. I can empathise with you, because I had the same thoughts some 25 years ago. My first thought was to go to Peru, but as fate willed it, I ended up first in Botswana, then Malawi and my only regret was that I could have done more.

FOMO is based on community care with a network of local volunteers providing direct individual care and support. FOMO has some very basic accommodate for visitors and short term volunteers. As we are only a small organisation, all our time, energy and fund-raising is directed to helping the children, but we have had many visitors to the centres some for a week others for months at a time. All have found the experience rewarding and of benefit to the children. FOMO does now have some basic accommodation and if you are willing to totally finance yourself (Airfares, Insurance, food etc.) and could help fund raising the children would be grateful for your assistance.

FOMO does not wish to discourage anyone from helping, as help is desperately needed. At the moment, raising money for food, blankets, medicine, school books etc. would be the best way to help, this will improve the life’s of the children and will show that someone does care.

If you have got this far you may be agreeing or not, but still have a burning desire to be there I can understand this and though FOMO does not have the support structure to fund long or short term volunteers, there are many organisations that do. There are just a few below.

On a personal note, if you could find it in you heart to do a little fund raising for FOMO we will ensure that the money will directly help the orphaned children of Mulanje, and don’t think your efforts and contributions are valued any less because you are not there in person.

Regards Keith and Mary Woodworth

Together Helping Does Make a Difference

Malawi – Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO)

EVE Edinburgh Volunteer Exchange: Volunteering Overseas Volunteering overseas, with links to some of the major organisations.

IVS – International Voluntary Service Organises volunteers to work overseas. Find a work camp list, contact and application information, notices for members, and links

VSO – Voluntary Service Overseas is an international development charity that works through volunteers. We enable people aged 17-70 to share their skills and experience with local communities in the developing world. We passionately believe we can make a difference in tackling poverty by helping people to realise their potential.

PC Peace Corps Goals:

To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women;
To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served;
To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans

HVO Health Volunteers Overseas – Volunteering Sending professionals overseas to train local health care providers in medical specialities, HVO offers volunteer programs in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and other areas

CIEE Council Exchanges – International Volunteer Projects Promoting international co-operation and understanding, Volunteer Projects offers short-term, team-oriented projects overseas. Learn about nature conservation trips.

NCV National Centre for Volunteering: I want to volunteer – Volunteering overseas The National Centre for Volunteering, provides a range of support services to volunteer-involving organisations and volunteer managers. We also provide information for anyone seeking voluntary work.