Volunteer Chef on African Wildlife Reserve

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Kuti Wildlife Reserve, Salima DistrictSalima, Central District MW


Hello! At Kuti Wildlife Reserve, we are looking for an experienced chef to join our volunteer team. Our 2000 hectare reserve houses some of the last remaining forests and grasslands in the area. The mission of our nonprofit is to protect the African bush by working cohesively with local communities. The right candidate will help us develop sustainable and eco-friendly tourism. The main responsibility will be training our staff on professional cooking methods. This is a great way for new chefs to gain hands-on experience and confidence before entering the workplace.

We ask for a small placement fee from our volunteers. This fee supports our ongoing conservation and community projects. It also covers volunteer chalet accommodation and three meals a day. The price varies depending on the length of your stay. For this position, we are requesting a stay of at least three weeks, but you are welcome to stay longer and become involved with our wildlife conservation projects. Our start date is flexible.

Here at Kuti, we focus on getting back to nature. Volunteers who work with us have the opportunity to completely immerse themselves in the African bush. Volunteers stay in the tranquil wildlife reserve. We have chalets with a common area, showers, flushing toilets, and clean drinking water.

Malawi is often called "The Warm Heart of Africa", for its beautiful sights and kind people. Kuti is located an hour and a half from Lilongwe (the capital of Malawi). Chef volunteers would have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture and learn about international cooking. Chefs would create a positive for the future of ecotourism in Central Africa. Apply today and see the difference you can make!

  • Daily Responsibilities:
    • Offering valuable input on the operation of our restaurant
    • Learning how to cook Malawian dishes, maybe even picking up some Chichewan!
    • Sharing your culinary passions with our local Malawian staff by training them
  • Candidates Must Be:
    • Passionate about sustainability and responsible tourism
    • Knowledgeable about culinary arts, plating, etc.
    • Ready to make a difference in the world

More information: kuti-malawi.org

Apply: kutivolunteer@gmail.com


  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Baking
  • Bartending
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 weeks, or more depending on range of interests
  • Knowledge on Culinary Arts

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