As part of this exciting volunteer working holiday you will be planting trees, capturing data on tree monitoring missions, assisting with sustainability workshops, educating children on the importance of trees and their natural environment, and on how they can play an active role in preserving it. You may also work closely with local UN Climate Ambassadors and our partners at the Zambian Ministry of Forestry and Agriculture.
Your eco-education activities as a reforestation volunteer in Zambia will involve a brief introduction to the community regarding tree care, watering schedules, survival rates and demonstrate and encourage tree planting. You will also introduce solar power with a short discussion and set up a solar cooker to demonstrate the cooking of cake or rice for 1 hour. You’ll be actively involved in giving solar cooker and rocket stove demonstrations to local communities.
During the afternoons you will join in volunteer community projects with other volunteers in Livingstone. This may include building and construction projects, sustainable farming work and educational activities for kids.
Afterschool Clubs will require your assistance with reading, to support the development of literacy as well as art projects, nurturing the students creativity and enhancing life skills. You will also have a lot of fun playing games and interacting with the kids, giving them a chance to be carefree and expend some of their boundless energy.
In conjunction with the Ministry of Education, you will work with adults in the Adult Literacy Class, to help improve their literacy rate and subsequently chances of employment. Another life changing volunteer work opportunity is assisting the elderly at the Maramba Old People’s Homewhere many aredestitute and without anyone to look after them. You will engage the residents in games, reading and exercise activities.