pricing and Packages

We have put together a package which covers one month’s accommodation in our six bed dormitory, a food allowance covering two meals and a laundry service, alongside project coordination and support. For a shorter duration, we can adjust the package accordingly. Upgrades to private and self contained chalets are also available. 

Volunteers will receive orientation on the projects and will be introduced to our local staff and volunteers who they will be working with, and shown around Nkhata Bay town if they wish. After the initial orientation, volunteers will continue to receive support from the management and project leaders, but are expected to have a degree of independence and be able to work from own initiative.

Depending on the project, we expect a contribution of around six hours a day, then there’s loads of activities to keep volunteers busy during spare time! Breaks during the package can also be arranged, incase volunteers want to explore other parts of the beautiful Malawi.

Malawian volunteers are also welcomed at Butterfly to both share and learn new skills, but are expected to arrange and cover their own transport and living costs at this time, as unfortunately we don’t have the means to fund these expenses.

We also cater for, and provide special packages for groups of 6 up to 30 so contact us!

Basic Volunteer Package

US$ 530 Monthly
  • Dormitory Accommodation
  • Food allowance up to MK 6500
  • Laundry and cleaning facilities
  • Orientation on projects and Nkhata Bay
other packages & upgrades

Our packages exclude travel costs including the airport transfer to Nkhata Bay (approximately 400km). Depending on the season flights normally cost around US$600 to $900 return. 

For more information on prices and general travel info, visit our How To Get Here  page. You can also find heaps of up to date travel information on Malawi including Covid-19 travel updates.

Volunteers can avoid administration fees provided by affiliate sign up sites by signing up directly through Butterfly Space on our Get Involved page.  Once we have received your email, we will send you all the information you will need about our projects and voluntary opportunities,  along with travel and medical advice. 

After your initial month, accommodation prices can be reviewed and often discounted  depending upon the time of year and the circumstances of your stay!

Thank you for supporting our projects!