Zambia Volunteer Opportunities

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Follow in the footsteps of intrepid explorer David Livingstone, and let loose the intrepid adventurer in you when you visit Zambia! Rich culture and adventure are abundant and beautiful landscapes and wildlife are never in short supply in this beautiful landlocked African nation.

Located in the centre of southern Africa, it is home to the mighty Zambezi River, which hosts the magnificent Victoria Falls, just a stone’s throw away from the tourist epicenter of Livingstone. Visitors can experience the falls in a variety of ways – from helicopter rides, kayak or canoe, and even on gentle hikes around the falls’ protected area.

The people of Zambia come from a diverse number of tribes, all with very unique beliefs and traditions. Modernization has led to the mingling of many tribes, which has led to unparalleled forms of art that can’t be found elsewhere. With all the beautiful pottery, basketry, fabric weaving, woodcarvings and wire crafts, you’ll need extra space in your suitcase!

Described by many as “the Real Africa”, it is a country of wide open spaces, rich in wildlife, with magnificent forests, wild rivers and wetlands – studded with lakes and impressive waterfalls.

  • The Republic of Zambia was formerly known as Northern Rhodesia.
  • The capital city of the country is Lusaka, though Livingstone held the title up until 1935.
  • Iron and copper have been mined in the country for over 2000 years.
  • Victoria Falls is found at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe – it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is called locally “Mosi-oa-Tunya” which means “smoke that thunders.”
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Christmas Volunteering – Victoria Falls, Zambia

Want to give back and make a real difference this holiday season? Our African Impact family in Zambia are devoting their Christmas to bringing cheer to those in need, so make this holiday one you'll never forget.

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FROM USD 1394 | GBP 777 | EUR 1004 | AUD 1492

Lions, Conservation and Community – Victoria Falls, Zambia

Contribute to the conservation of the iconic African lion on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. You'll also play your part in a variety of conservation projects, including wild elephant-human conflict research whilst working closely with the local communities of Livingstone and Victoria Falls.

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FROM £ 1037 | € 1362 | US$ 1914 | AU$ 2281

Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Orphan Care

Get involved in the day-to-day running of one of the largest sanctuaries for chimpanzees in the world, Chimfunshi, once called ‘the most wonderful place on earth’ by Jane Goodall. Care for the rescued chimpanzees while living in the true African wilderness of northern Zambia!

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FROM USD 1947 | GBP 1102 | EUR 1427 | AUD 2360

Christmas Volunteering – Livingstone, Zambia

Give back this holiday season and contribute to the conservation of the African lion in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, at Victoria Falls! Play your part in a variety of conservation projects, including wild elephant-human conflict research, whilst working closely with local communities.

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FROM £1037 | €1362 | US$1914 | AU$2281

Girl Empowerment – Victoria Falls, Zambia

The Girl Impact initiative in Victoria Falls aims to provide opportunities for adolescent girls through guiding and supporting them in their education, and providing knowledge about health, safety, early pregnancy, making a living, and confidence in self.

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FROM £ 699 | € 904 | US$ 1255 | AU$ 1343

The Build-It Project – Victoria Falls, Zambia

WIth the support of fellow volunteers, staff and local community members, help build safe structures for rural communities near Victoria Falls through ecological and self-sustaining methods, including eco-bricking.

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FROM £ 699 | € 904 | US$ 1255 | AU$ 1343