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Apply to join Community Development

Anybody aged 18 or over may apply for Community Development as all required skills are taught.

Volunteers should be prepared for physical work in a hot climate, adventurous road journeys, and long walks to reach remote and beautiful project sites. Depending on the work you are assigned, you may be digging, sawing, hammering and many more things besides. You will be camping for majority of the programme and may also be given oppertunity to stay in a homestay when in town. Meals will be simple but tasty,consisting of rice and beans, supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables and fish or meat once a week when available.

The work and lifestyle is challenging but incomparably rewarding and should be within the capabilities of any reasonably fit person. Although being in good physical shape is important, the ability to exhibit tolerance, patience and a good sense of humour when things get tough is just as essential. You will be asked various questions relating to these factors on the programme application form.

Programme length

Designed as a 10 week programme starting at the beginning of January, April, July and October each year.

You can join from a minimum of 4 weeks, then for 5,6,7,8 and 9 weeks up a maximum of 10 weeks - choose your start and end dates in the table below. To participate in the full range of activities you must stay for the full 10 weeks - the schedule usually allows for activities across weeks 1-10 as indicated below, although this is only a draft and is subject to change dependant upon local community needs and stage of the various projects you will volunteer on.

 

  Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Draft Schedule Construction Activities Town / Office Based Activities

Conservation Activities

 

Dates for 2018

Oct

Start.Dates 02/10 09/10 16/10 23/10 30/10 06/11 13/11 x x x

2018

End Dates
x
x
x
29/10
05/11
12/11
19/11
26/11
03/12
10/12
 
Weeks
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Dates for 2019

Jan

Start.Dates 08/01 15/01 22/01 29/01 05/02 12/02 19/02 x x x

2019

End Dates
x
x
x
04/02
11/02
18/02
25/02
04/03
11/03
18/03
 
Weeks
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

April

Start.Dates 02/04 09/04 16/04 23/04 30/04 07/05 14/05 x x x

2019

End Dates
x
x
x
29/04
06/05
13/05
20/05
27/05
03/06
10/06
                       

July

Start.Dates 02/07 09/07 16/07 23/07 30/07 06/08 13/08 x x x

2019

End Dates
x
x
x
29/07
05/08
12/08
19/08
26/08
02/09
09/09
 
Weeks
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Oct

Start.Dates 01/10 08/10 15/10 22/10 39/10 05/11 12/11 x x x

2019

End Dates
x
x
x
28/10
04/11
11/11
18/11
25/11
02/12
09/12
 
Weeks
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Start your application now

For a place on one of our Community Development teams, apply online now. The form takes about 20 minutes to complete. To apply as an internship please flag this requirement on your application form.

On reciept of your application we will endeavour to inform you within 2-3 days whether we can offer you a place. Places are limited to approximately 20 people on each team.

With the success of our volunteer programmes to date, we anticipate a high demand for places. So please complete the application form as soon as possible to let us know that you are interested and to reserve your place.

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Questions?

Most of the questions people usually ask are answered in our frequently asked questions. If you can't find what you''re looking for there, please get in touch - you can email us at info@seedmadagascar.org, call us on +44 (0)20 8960 6629 or Skype us - our username is seedmadagascar.