Volunteering Zambia! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Zambia. A haven of peace and development. Zambia is one of the most welcoming destinations and a very peaceful nation since independence over 50 years ago. Land of the legendary African walking safari, home of the Victoria falls, the wild Zambezi River, breath taking lakes and wetlands, a profusion of birds, abundant wildlife, and raw, pulsating wilderness…..all in one friendly country.
Go Volunteer Africa is committed to providing once-in-a-lifetime volunteer experiences to our participants, while making a difference in the communities our projects serve in Zambia. Our work directly benefits the communities and animals that are part of our volunteer projects.
The volunteering Zambia program provides a selection of volunteer projects that allow volunteers to not only help those less fortunate but also travel and explore Zambia. We offer a high level of service from day one and ensure that our volunteers in Zambia walk away with treasured memories. We provide both social and wildlife volunteer projects in Zambia.
VOLUNTEERING ZAMBIA PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
- Coach sports and games
- Teach English languages
- Take up a medical care job
- Work with childcare projects
- Work with our arts and culture projects
- Work with women empowerment projects
- Get involved in our environment conservation project
- Visit the numerous historic and geological sites of the region
We strive to provide meaningful and authentic volunteer experiences to our volunteers, allowing them to make a real difference in the lives of those less fortunate. We provide access to volunteer work that will stay with our volunteers’ hearts for the rest of their lives.
Go Volunteer Africa offers many exciting volunteering in Zambia experiences, mini-escapes and summer vacations, rural community insights and cultural immersion programs. The volunteer in Zambia program places volunteers in a variety of projects including teaching, childcare, conservation, construction, healthcare or sports coaching. Our focus is to deliver an enriching and adventurous Zambia holiday for people who also are dedicated to promoting ethical tourism principles.
ZAMBIA FAST FACTS
Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in south-central Africa (although some sources consider it part of East Africa). Its neighbors are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of Zambia. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest, the core economic hubs of the country.
Zambia, in southern Africa, is a country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “Smoke That Thunders” – plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge. Spanning the Zambezi River just below the falls is Victoria Falls Bridge, a spectacular viewpoint.
WHY VOLUNTEER IN ZAMBIA
Zambia is one of the poorest countries you can volunteer in Africa and the life expectancy of people is really low – the average person lives to just 51 years. One million people live in the capital Lusaka which is where most our volunteer programs in Zambia are located with another 3 million living in other urban areas.
In Zambia, 60 percent of people live below the poverty line and 42 percent are classified as extremely poor. Poverty rates are highest for female-headed households, with extreme poverty levels of more than 60 percent in rural areas and 15 percent in urban areas.
The effects of poverty are seen in children’s development. Around 15 percent of children in Zambia are underweight, and 40 percent are stunted. Poverty is worst in rural Zambia, where 83 percent of people live below the poverty line.
Zambia’s isolation limits access to markets and technical training or skills, which hurts the economy and contributes to poverty. Food insecurity is high, as more than 350,000 people in the country do not have access to a regular food supply.
Due to high food prices coupled with extreme poverty, families spend 64 percent of their income on basic food needs. High rates of HIV play a role in exacerbating poverty in Zambia. Approximately 14.3 percent of adults in the country have HIV and 1.5 million children are orphaned as a result of the disease.
Poor healthcare coupled with disease and hunger have led to life expectancy in Zambia of just 37.5 years, the fourth-lowest in the world. While still low, Zambia’s ranking on the Human Development Index has increased significantly, from 167 to 141 out of 188 in the span of a year.
ZAMBIA VOLUNTEER PROJECTS
HOW TO APPLY
If you are planning to start the program in less than 3 months from now (start within 12 weeks from date of application), Fill Volunteer application form. If you are planning to start program more than 3 months from now (start within 13 weeks and above – up to 24 months) or if you are not very certain of the exact start dates- just reserve your placement by filling volunteer reservation form. or Simply Make an inquiry here