The McConnell International Foundation is delighted to announce the Livingstone Volunteers 2018.




The scheme, now in its fifth year, has been able to help over 150 young Scots achieve their ambition of volunteering abroad. None of this would be possible without our dedicated supporters and generous donors.

The timeline for the Livingstone Volunteers 2018 is as follows:

  • Applications Open Monday 20th November 2017
  • Deadline for Applications Friday 19th January 2018
  • Judging Panel to meet w/k beginning Monday 28th February 2018
  • Awards Ceremony Saturday 23rd March 2018

Successful applicants will be contacted following the judging panel in late February.

For information on previous schemes, and reports from some of our previous Livingstone Volunteers, check out the specific Livingstone Volunteers page.

How to Apply

There are strict rules on eligibility for the 2017 scheme. Applicants must:

  • Be aged between 15 and 19 years old at the time of their application.
  • Show evidence of having secured a volunteering opportunity with their school, or a similar organised group, in one of the eligible countries (Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania and South Africa)
  • Show evidence of personal challenges/difficult circumstances, i.e. be from a low-income household, have been in care or are a young carer, or live with a disability.

Please download and complete the application form. The form can be emailed to or posted to:

Halla Edwards-Muthu

c/o Scotland Malawi Partnership

Room 3/1

City Chambers

High St



We ask that you please make sure to keep a copy for any applications made via post as a record of the information contained. Guidelines for the application form and issues of eligibility can be found here.

We look forward to receiving your application, and GOOD LUCK.