Christmas Volunteering – Victoria Falls, Zambia

Want to give back and make a real difference this holiday season? Or are you just in need of some sun and warm weather? Either way, why not come and volunteer in Zambia and make this holiday one you’ll never forget!

AS A VOLUNTEER, YOU'LL GET TO:

  • Bring some festive fun to some of the neglected and vulnerable members of the community through holiday games, decorations, Christmas carols, present swap and more!
  • Enjoy a special Christmas meal to make your African Christmas one that you will never forget!
  • Run holiday clubs at various primary schools in the area, giving students a valuable time to catch up on learning they missed during the term, as well as enjoy fun lessons and games with the volunteers
  • Give children the opportunity to take part in sports, crafts and art clubs
  • Join our innovative building project, helping the community build sustainable structures for their villages
  • Get stuck in with other community development initiatives, including farming, gardening and visiting the elderly
  • Live a stone’s throw from the mighty Victoria Falls – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World!
  • Spend your weekends in the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Africa, bungee-jumping, white water rafting or heading out on safari to spot elephants, lions and more!

Volunteer Reviews

“My experience at African Impact has changed my life. They provided me with the knowledge and skills to help make a difference in the amazing world and culture that I was able to experience. African Impact was very involved in my travels and my safety making me feel very comfortable and safe. Thank you African Impact for changing my life and providing me with the materials needed to help make a difference.”

Sara Steingraf, USA

“Going to volunteer in Livingstone was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Being able to see the struggles that affect the local community was eye opening and being able to be a part of the solution was very rewarding. The local people are lovely and the kids are unbelievable – it was heartbreaking to leave! Volunteering with African Impact made me feel like I was making a real contribution.”

Shafeen Tejani, UK

Dates & Rates

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
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.

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 but you will 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, so it’s an amazing place to spend Christmas and celebrate the New Year!

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