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Join the African Impact team in the ‘Adventure Centre’ of Southern Africa and bring hope and health support to a community where medical resources are limited. Your involvement on this project will change lives and help support local healthcare initiatives in rural communities.

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  • Healthcare institutions in Zambia suffer from being under-staffed and under-resourced
  • African Impact works with various clinics to deliver the maximum benefit of healthcare and education
  • Healthcare volunteers are much needed to provide assistance in educating a variety of age groups regarding HIV, hand hygiene, substance abuse, nutrition and cancer
  • An important focus of your project involvement will also be to support community care givers
  • You do not have to be medically qualified to make a huge impact in the lives of the local community
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 weeks
Impacts Medical & HIV/ AIDS
Destination Destination
Zambia
Priced From Priced From
£ 777| € 1004| US$ 1394| AU$ 1492|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 777| € 1004| US$ 1394| AU$ 1492|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 weeks USD 1394 GBP 777 EUR 1004 AUD 1492
3 weeks USD 1770 GBP 986 EUR 1275 AUD 1893
4 weeks USD 2145 GBP 1195 EUR 1545 AUD 2295
5 weeks USD 2713 GBP 1512 EUR 1954 AUD 2903
6 weeks USD 3067 GBP 1709 EUR 2209 AUD 3282
7 weeks USD 3421 GBP 1906 EUR 2464 AUD 3661
8 weeks USD 3775 GBP 2103 EUR 2719 AUD 4039
9 weeks USD 4129 GBP 2300 EUR 2974 AUD 4418
10 weeks USD 4483 GBP 2498 EUR 3229 AUD 4797
11 weeks USD 4837 GBP 2695 EUR 3484 AUD 5175
12 weeks USD 5191 GBP 2892 EUR 3739 AUD 5554

Please note that there is still availability for 2016. One of our Destination Managers will be happy to supply prices on enquiry. 

Project Start Dates

This project starts every week on a Monday.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

Social support and home based care

Social Support and Home Based Care

A friendly face and listening ear can make all the difference in a patient’s disposition and facilitate their recovery. These volunteer opportunities don’t require any qualifications, but simply for you to provide emotional support, smiles and a caring hand. You’ll go out into local communities with the team and monitor patient health, providing much needed support to patients who are often housebound.

Education

Education

This volunteer project in Africa involves the very important aspect of contributing to healthcare education the local community, which could often make the difference in saving a life. You will be involved in educating school children, youth and adult groups. You will cover a wide range of topics such as essential HIV education, general hygiene, drugs and alcohol, nutrition and cervical cancer. Education workshops will be conducted with the help of African Impact team members to help translate information into local languages. The presence of volunteers often motivates attendance at education sessions, which also serve as an opportunity for community members to practice their English skills.

Old peoples home

Old People’s Home

The residents at the Maramba Old People’s Home don’t all have family to care for them and your presence and interaction with them means more than you could imagine. Here you will also assist the caregivers by monitoring the health of the residents, reading to them and playing games.

Clinic support

Clinic Support

Your time in the local clinics will provide you with invaluable insight into the healthcare system in Zambia, As a healthcare volunteer, your duties will include supporting clinic staff by helping with administration and pre-clinic checks, assisting with packaging medications ready for dispensing in the pharmacy and weighing babies, which help in freeing up medical staff to treat more patients.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Volunteer group fun

Volunteer Group Fun

Movie night under the stars, volleyball with the locals and exploring the diverse restaurants and bars in the vicinity are some of the enjoyable activities you will do with your new group of friends. The Livingstone Backpackers where you’ll be based has a stunning swimming pool and bar area complete with a climbing wall – you’ll never be bored!

Exchange days

Exchange Days

This program allows for volunteer exchange days with the Lion Encounter project, making your already amazing experience even more extensive and exciting as you go into the national park and assist with lion conservation through the rehabilitation and release program, which is working to prevent extinction of the African Lion in the wild.

Magnificent sights

Magnificent Sights

Home to the incredible Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World, Livingstone offers some remarkable scenery, and fantastic opportunities to explore the waters of the Zambezi River by sunset cruise and white water rafting.

Wildlife

Wildlife

A popular destination for safaris and impressive animal sightings, you can do an elephant back safari for something different, go on rhino bush walks or cross the border into Botswana for an unbeatable Chobe Safari.

Adventure

Adventure

Just a few minutes away lies the adrenaline junkies dream - Victoria Falls. Here you can bungee jump, zip-line, do gorge swings, jet-boat, raft through some of the best rapids in the world or join cycling tours and canoe trips.

Culture

Culture

In Livingstone you will get a glimpse into a different way of life. You can enjoy cultural and village tours and get a taste of the traditional local cuisine as you explore how others live, celebrate and work.

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About Livingstone

About livingstone

About the Destination

Livingstone, Zambia is a beautiful, rural town that many call “the real Africa.”  Just a stone’s throw away from one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World - Victoria Falls - Livingstone is the ultimate playground for those who love adventure sports, wildlife and the great outdoors.  Whether you bungee jump, swim in the 'Devil’s Pool', feed some crocodiles, white water raft down the mighty Zambezi or just enjoy a breath-taking sunset, you will experience things that only Livingstone can offer!  Don’t worry, you will certainly not miss out on wildlife. There are many national parks where you can observe lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, elephant and giraffes and often, we spot some of these animals along the road on our way to project!

As Livingstone volunteer, you will be fully immersed in the rural community every day. Your mornings are focused on the project you select - medical, sports, teaching, environment, gender empowerment or building.  What makes being a Livingstone community volunteer so unique and different than any other project is that you are able to experience so many different activities because every afternoon is different.  You will join in a variety of activities that help uplift the community including After School Club, Reading Club, Math Club, Art Club, Maramba Old People’s Home, Linda Farm, Adult Literacy Club, Life Skills workshops and more!  This gives you a well-rounded experience and exposes you to all parts of the community.  

You’ll be staying in a private volunteer house within the popular and welcoming Livingstone Backpackers.  You will have access to a lovely swimming pool, hot tub, lounge and bar area and if that wasn’t enough, a full climbing wall as well!  Your accommodation is a 5 minute walk away from Livingstone's town center, which has many stores and a great selection of bars and restaurants.  You won’t want to leave your “new home” as the staff will become your new family!  

 Come join us in this special place that will fill your heart with compassion and love.  We look forward to welcoming you!

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Feedback from our volunteers

Lauren Belyea, USA

"I feel so enriched and really opened my eyes to what healthcare is like for people around the world.. and all of it's discrepancies! I feel saddened about the living conditions, yet very heart warmed by the reactions I received helping the Zambians. It makes me appreciate all that I have, and the healthcare system I work for back home."

Spencer Hayashi, USA

This is my first time volunteering with Africa Impact and I have nothing but positive things to say about my trip. My friendship developed with the staff, fellow volunteers, and local Zambians created an environment where I felt immediately welcomed.

Projects were productive and easy to prepare for, with the backpackers providing a great place to relax while not out on the town. I have full confidence in the welcoming personas of the current Africa Impact staff that will continue to provide the best volunteer experience possible.

Jasmine Kidd, New Zealand

"I am more aware of things I used to take for granted. I also appreciate the positivity and friendliness of the Zambian locals. I would like to return to Africa and experience this again in the future. I feel I'm more aware of the situations and living conditions of the Zambian people. I would recommend this to all."

Sofia Zarod, UK

It has been my first time in Africa and the whole experience has been more than I could have even imagined. We all hear about how people are living in third world countries but you can never really try to understand the reality of it until you get to see even a tiny aspect of life in Africa.

Meeting all the amazing people and being part of the projects has given me so much perspective which I feel I’ll have for life. What I have seen here is not something I will leave behind and just forget about when I get back home, Its probably been the most profound experience I’ve had and it will definitely change what I do in the future, I can’t wait to come back!

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Brochures

Project Brochure

View the detailed outline for this project.

Quarterly Newsletter

Meet the People

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Medical & Community Development - Victoria Falls, Zambia

Livingstone, Zambia

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
*Required
start a live chat instead

Join the African Impact team in the ‘Adventure Centre’ of Southern Africa and bring hope and health support to a community where medical resources are limited. Your involvement on this project will change lives and help support local healthcare initiatives in rural communities.

572
  • Healthcare institutions in Zambia suffer from being under-staffed and under-resourced
  • African Impact works with various clinics to deliver the maximum benefit of healthcare and education
  • Healthcare volunteers are much needed to provide assistance in educating a variety of age groups regarding HIV, hand hygiene, substance abuse, nutrition and cancer
  • An important focus of your project involvement will also be to support community care givers
  • You do not have to be medically qualified to make a huge impact in the lives of the local community
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 weeks
Impacts Medical & HIV/ AIDS
Destination Destination
Zambia
Priced From Priced From
£ 777| € 1004| US$ 1394| AU$ 1492|
Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 777| € 1004| US$ 1394| AU$ 1492|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 weeks USD 1394 GBP 777 EUR 1004 AUD 1492
3 weeks USD 1770 GBP 986 EUR 1275 AUD 1893
4 weeks USD 2145 GBP 1195 EUR 1545 AUD 2295
5 weeks USD 2713 GBP 1512 EUR 1954 AUD 2903
6 weeks USD 3067 GBP 1709 EUR 2209 AUD 3282
7 weeks USD 3421 GBP 1906 EUR 2464 AUD 3661
8 weeks USD 3775 GBP 2103 EUR 2719 AUD 4039
9 weeks USD 4129 GBP 2300 EUR 2974 AUD 4418
10 weeks USD 4483 GBP 2498 EUR 3229 AUD 4797
11 weeks USD 4837 GBP 2695 EUR 3484 AUD 5175
12 weeks USD 5191 GBP 2892 EUR 3739 AUD 5554

Please note that there is still availability for 2016. One of our Destination Managers will be happy to supply prices on enquiry. 

Project Start Dates

This project starts every week on a Monday.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

Social support and home based care

Social Support and Home Based Care

A friendly face and listening ear can make all the difference in a patient’s disposition and facilitate their recovery. These volunteer opportunities don’t require any qualifications, but simply for you to provide emotional support, smiles and a caring hand. You’ll go out into local communities with the team and monitor patient health, providing much needed support to patients who are often housebound.

Education

Education

This volunteer project in Africa involves the very important aspect of contributing to healthcare education the local community, which could often make the difference in saving a life. You will be involved in educating school children, youth and adult groups. You will cover a wide range of topics such as essential HIV education, general hygiene, drugs and alcohol, nutrition and cervical cancer. Education workshops will be conducted with the help of African Impact team members to help translate information into local languages. The presence of volunteers often motivates attendance at education sessions, which also serve as an opportunity for community members to practice their English skills.

Old peoples home

Old People’s Home

The residents at the Maramba Old People’s Home don’t all have family to care for them and your presence and interaction with them means more than you could imagine. Here you will also assist the caregivers by monitoring the health of the residents, reading to them and playing games.

Clinic support

Clinic Support

Your time in the local clinics will provide you with invaluable insight into the healthcare system in Zambia, As a healthcare volunteer, your duties will include supporting clinic staff by helping with administration and pre-clinic checks, assisting with packaging medications ready for dispensing in the pharmacy and weighing babies, which help in freeing up medical staff to treat more patients.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Volunteer group fun

Volunteer Group Fun

Movie night under the stars, volleyball with the locals and exploring the diverse restaurants and bars in the vicinity are some of the enjoyable activities you will do with your new group of friends. The Livingstone Backpackers where you’ll be based has a stunning swimming pool and bar area complete with a climbing wall – you’ll never be bored!

Exchange days

Exchange Days

This program allows for volunteer exchange days with the Lion Encounter project, making your already amazing experience even more extensive and exciting as you go into the national park and assist with lion conservation through the rehabilitation and release program, which is working to prevent extinction of the African Lion in the wild.

Magnificent sights

Magnificent Sights

Home to the incredible Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World, Livingstone offers some remarkable scenery, and fantastic opportunities to explore the waters of the Zambezi River by sunset cruise and white water rafting.

Wildlife

Wildlife

A popular destination for safaris and impressive animal sightings, you can do an elephant back safari for something different, go on rhino bush walks or cross the border into Botswana for an unbeatable Chobe Safari.

Adventure

Adventure

Just a few minutes away lies the adrenaline junkies dream - Victoria Falls. Here you can bungee jump, zip-line, do gorge swings, jet-boat, raft through some of the best rapids in the world or join cycling tours and canoe trips.

Culture

Culture

In Livingstone you will get a glimpse into a different way of life. You can enjoy cultural and village tours and get a taste of the traditional local cuisine as you explore how others live, celebrate and work.

Back to Top

About Livingstone

About livingstone

About the Destination

Livingstone, Zambia is a beautiful, rural town that many call “the real Africa.”  Just a stone’s throw away from one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World - Victoria Falls - Livingstone is the ultimate playground for those who love adventure sports, wildlife and the great outdoors.  Whether you bungee jump, swim in the 'Devil’s Pool', feed some crocodiles, white water raft down the mighty Zambezi or just enjoy a breath-taking sunset, you will experience things that only Livingstone can offer!  Don’t worry, you will certainly not miss out on wildlife. There are many national parks where you can observe lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, elephant and giraffes and often, we spot some of these animals along the road on our way to project!

As Livingstone volunteer, you will be fully immersed in the rural community every day. Your mornings are focused on the project you select - medical, sports, teaching, environment, gender empowerment or building.  What makes being a Livingstone community volunteer so unique and different than any other project is that you are able to experience so many different activities because every afternoon is different.  You will join in a variety of activities that help uplift the community including After School Club, Reading Club, Math Club, Art Club, Maramba Old People’s Home, Linda Farm, Adult Literacy Club, Life Skills workshops and more!  This gives you a well-rounded experience and exposes you to all parts of the community.  

You’ll be staying in a private volunteer house within the popular and welcoming Livingstone Backpackers.  You will have access to a lovely swimming pool, hot tub, lounge and bar area and if that wasn’t enough, a full climbing wall as well!  Your accommodation is a 5 minute walk away from Livingstone's town center, which has many stores and a great selection of bars and restaurants.  You won’t want to leave your “new home” as the staff will become your new family!  

 Come join us in this special place that will fill your heart with compassion and love.  We look forward to welcoming you!

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

Lauren Belyea, USA

"I feel so enriched and really opened my eyes to what healthcare is like for people around the world.. and all of it's discrepancies! I feel saddened about the living conditions, yet very heart warmed by the reactions I received helping the Zambians. It makes me appreciate all that I have, and the healthcare system I work for back home."

Spencer Hayashi, USA

This is my first time volunteering with Africa Impact and I have nothing but positive things to say about my trip. My friendship developed with the staff, fellow volunteers, and local Zambians created an environment where I felt immediately welcomed.

Projects were productive and easy to prepare for, with the backpackers providing a great place to relax while not out on the town. I have full confidence in the welcoming personas of the current Africa Impact staff that will continue to provide the best volunteer experience possible.

Jasmine Kidd, New Zealand

"I am more aware of things I used to take for granted. I also appreciate the positivity and friendliness of the Zambian locals. I would like to return to Africa and experience this again in the future. I feel I'm more aware of the situations and living conditions of the Zambian people. I would recommend this to all."

Sofia Zarod, UK

It has been my first time in Africa and the whole experience has been more than I could have even imagined. We all hear about how people are living in third world countries but you can never really try to understand the reality of it until you get to see even a tiny aspect of life in Africa.

Meeting all the amazing people and being part of the projects has given me so much perspective which I feel I’ll have for life. What I have seen here is not something I will leave behind and just forget about when I get back home, Its probably been the most profound experience I’ve had and it will definitely change what I do in the future, I can’t wait to come back!

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Brochures

Project Brochure

View the detailed outline for this project.

Quarterly Newsletter

Meet the People

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