pricing and Packages

We have put together a package for our volunteers which includes one month’s accommodation in our six bed dormitory, a food allowance covering two meals a day and a laundry service, alongside project coordination and support. Upgrades to private and self-contained chalets are also available. 

Volunteers will receive orientation on the projects, will be introduced to our local staff and volunteers, and shown around Nkhata Bay town. 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 their own initiative.

Depending on the project, we expect a contribution of around six hours a day, and there is loads of activities to keep busy during spare time! Breaks during the package can also be arranged, incase volunteers want to explore other parts of 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 do not have the means to fund these expenses.

We also cater for, and provide special packages for groups of 6 up to 30 – Contact Us!

Basic Volunteer Package

US$ 530 Monthly
  • Dormitory Accommodation
  • Food allowance up to MK 7500
  • Laundry and cleaning facilities
  • Orientation on projects and Nkhata Bay
other packages & upgrades

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

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 from 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 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!