Volunteer in Zambia with Go Volunteer Africa, take part in a unique, life-changing Zambia community volunteer project and make a real difference to peoples’ lives. Our Zambia community volunteer project is open to all from high school students, retired seniors, professionals, families and groups.
The Zambia community volunteer project including activities like: construction and building, health/HIV/AIDS workshops, water and sanitation (including well and waterway construction), teaching children in outside classrooms, assisting in the setting up vegetable gardens, youth health talks, high school English teaching, sports coaching and so many other activities.
- Coach sports and games
- Take up a medical care job
- Teach English and other languages
- Work with our arts and music project
- Get involved in our environment conservation project
- Help support some income generating and skills development project for youth
Go Volunteer Africa allows you to combine meaningful volunteer projects in Zambia with action-packed adventure travel into the ultimate life-changing experience. Our volunteers work in orphanage, teaching, medical, construction, day care centers, and wildlife and street children programs around Zambia from 2 week in duration.
Lusaka is the capital of Zambia. In the center, sprawling Lusaka City Market sells clothing, produce and other goods. The National Museum exhibits archaeological finds and contemporary art. Nearby, the Freedom Statue commemorates Zambia’s struggle for independence. South of the city, Munda Wanga Environmental Park has a wildlife sanctuary and botanical garden. The Lilayi Elephant Nursery cares for orphaned elephants.
Livingstone is a town in southwestern Zambia, a few kilometers from the Zambezi River and the border with Zimbabwe. It’s a hub for visitors to the Victoria Falls. The adjoining Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park surrounds the Zambian side of the falls. The Livingstone Museum traces local history and archaeology, and the life of the Scottish explorer, David Livingstone, after whom the town was named.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
Depending on the project you choose, After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights arrive at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka or Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, depending on your project site. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Zambia will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering. These airport services numerous international carriers. Zambia has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. The volunteer guest house will be your base for volunteering while living in Zambia. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site.
Our local partner sets out to the rural villages with a team of volunteers to carry community needs assessment and or engage in activities that improve the living standards of the local villagers. During our Zambia community volunteer project, our major work is carrying out a community needs assessment to identifies the strengths and resources available in the community to meet the needs of children, youth, and families.
Our volunteers also engage into activities which improve on the sanitation of rural people and this include clearing of drinking wells, building of dry racks and the digging of latrines as well as education of healthy living practices.
Volunteers may assist in providing support, education, and the means by which vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, groups and communities living in extreme poverty may become self-sustaining. The Zambia community volunteer project areas that you may be involved with include child nutrition, agriculture training, water and sanitation, deadly disease awareness, sexual health education, vocational training, and income generating schemes, to list just a few.
You will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, dependent on your interests and skills. These volunteer opportunities do not require specialized skills (although these would be an advantage), and we accept volunteers for both short and long-term placements, all the year round. Volunteers certainly gain an amazing life experience from their participation in our placement program. On first arrival, most volunteers sample all the projects before selecting the tasks that suit them best.
You just have to let us know where you want to do and we will place you there and information is available for you. The type of work you are involved with will be dependent on your interests, abilities, level of experience as well as your comfort levels.
One of the advantages of the community outreach volunteer project is that you are not limited to one job role and will have the opportunity to ‘sample’ other roles during your placement. To become involved in other activity simply inform a member of staff who will happily make any necessary arrangements.
Volunteer work side by side the locals’ on-going brick construction and water building projects in the community. Volunteers needed for manual labor jobs working alongside skilled and unskilled local workers. The community outreach volunteers are responsible for assisting our office in the implementation, running of day-to-day activities and monitoring of projects in the respective field sites.
No qualifications necessary, other than the ability to speak English. Minimum age to participate in our volunteer work in Zambia independently is 18 years old. We also encourage families to volunteer in Zambia, where the minimum age for children volunteering is five years old. We also accommodate both large and small groups.
GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS
Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Zambia volunteering program.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering program in Zambia. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.
Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.
The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.
Our program is for anyone sixteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accept volunteers of 15+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 18years. Volunteers under 15 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!
Visitors to Zambia must obtain a visa from one of the Zambian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival. Visitors may alternatively obtain an electronic visa. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months. As of November 2014 Zambia and Zimbabwe also offer a universal visa
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME
Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Zambia has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!
PROJECT QUICK FACTS
|Project open all year round
|Minimum 2 week commitment
|Minimum 16yrs or older for solo travelers.
|Families are encouraged to apply
|Flexible start and end dates
|One day before the start date
|Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
|Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 5-8 hours in a day
|Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
|Host Families or volunteer house
|Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
|Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
IN A NUTSHELL
Volunteering in Zambia with Go Volunteer Africa is affordable, low cost and budget friendly. The volunteer opportunities in Zambia are meaningful and life changing both to the volunteer and the host community.
Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Zambia. All volunteer programs in Zambia are community driven and managed by the local coordinating teams and this will give you a chance to get to know local people and really help those in need.
Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Zambia. Most volunteer projects in Zambia are located throughout the country in places like Livingstone, Lusaka and in more rural areas.
Volunteer in Zambia with Africa’s leading and largest volunteer travel organization. Volunteer Jobs in Zambia are available throughout the year. Do volunteer charity work in Zambia, empower communities and vulnerable individuals, change both your lives and the recipients’ of your generosity.
PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
Program Fee Excludes:
- Personal Expenses
- Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE
Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up.
HOW TO APPLY
To start the process fill Volunteer application form and submit it for consideration and book your placement. For more information on how to get enrolled for the volunteering experience of a lifetime contact us. Or Give us a call | WhatsApp | Telegram | Viber | Imo at +254-796-786292 to talk to a Program Specialist.