Go Volunteer Africa’s Zambia conservation volunteer project needs assistance all year round, you could help tree planting activities or work to protect the local environment in places close to the magnificent Zambezi river. We run educational counter-deforestation initiatives where you will get to work with local communities, helping prevent the destruction of the local nature and also help grow trees.
These projects have people from all around the world helping make a positive change, you will also get to attend environmental workshops. The conservation of our environment and its natural resources is of critical importance to Zambia in order to protect its natural heritage.
- Plant trees
- Work on a tree nursery
- Join environment education outreaches
- Sensitize public on responsible waste management practices.
- Develop mechanism to recycle and utilize waste in the county.
This is not only for purposes of ensuring continued socio-economic development but it is also meant to sustain the important ecological services that the environment and its natural resources provide to the local communities. Zambia depends heavily on environment and natural resources. Future sustainability in agriculture, food security and general livelihoods relies significantly on environmental conservation and sustainability.
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.
Volunteers working on an environmental conservation project will get engaged on a hands-on work and will have a direct impact on the preservation of the environment in the host communities. The project provides international participants with the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in agro-forestry, tree planting and reforestation in Zambia.
Participants may help to integrate environmental curricula in schools; promote sustainable utilization of natural resources— proper sanitation practices and alternative energy practices; promote environmental awareness activities— wastewater management, recycling, environmental youth clubs and park management; as well as promoting environmental approaches— sustainable agriculture, fuel efficient stoves and various agri-business strategies.
The environment conservation volunteer program Zambia brings together international volunteers on a regular basis to construct nurseries both with schools and communities, transplanting trees to degraded forest sites and train communities on agro-forestry techniques.
The project assist communities in Zambia with the design, establishment and management of tree nurseries, tree planting programs, and reforestation activities. This will reduce pressure on the natural forest and thus contribute to forest and wildlife conservation in the region, while creating sustainable livelihoods for community members.
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!
|Availability:||Project open all year round|
|Duration:||Minimum one week commitment|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|Minimum Age:||7 years when traveling with parents/guardians|
|Dates:||Flexible start and end dates|
|Arrival dates:||One day before the start date|
|Airport Arrival:||Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative|
|Working Days:||Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day|
|Weekends:||Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost|
|Accommodation:||Host Family or volunteer house|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily|
|Support:||Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7|
|Location:||Lusaka or Livingstone|
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.
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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.