Education and Rural Community Development, Zambia - African Impact

Education and Rural Community Development, Zambia

As a volunteer help bring education to underprivileged communities in Zambia. The project needs you to assist the community further themselves for a better future, and help teachers increase the quality of education for local children.

AS A VOLUNTEER, YOU'LL GET TO:

  • Volunteer a stone’s throw away from one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, the majestic Victoria Falls.
  • Contribute to the education and welfare of local Zambian communitieswith community-benefitting projects such as life skills classes, HIV workshops, adult literacy, and reading classes whilst gaining teaching experience in a challenging environment
  • Work with and support teachers in local schools to provide children a better chance for a fuller education
  • Join the Conservation Education Team in schools to educate local children on how to help save the future of Zambian wildlife  
  • Get actively involved in a number of other wildlife conservation initiatives, or alternatively upgrade your experience by combining our Lions, Conservation & Community Project or our Elephant Research & Conservation Project
  • For the adrenaline junkies, the mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls offer endless adventure activities, such as helicopter rides, white water rafting and bungee jumping off the famous bridge!
  • Visit some of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife areas in neighboring Botswana or Zimbabwe, including Chobe National Park. Alternatively, you can visit our other Lion Conservation Project at Victoria Falls!
  • Make friends for life with other international volunteers and interns sharing the experience with you!

Volunteer Reviews

“African Impact is the largest volunteer organization in the continent for a reason! Prioritizing sustainable solutions to social and environmental issues is only one aspect of what separates African Impact from other volunteer organizations. If you recognize your role and responsibility as a global citizen and want to apply existing skills, develop new skills and make a meaningful difference in the world then choose African Impact.”

Lindsay Allen, Canada

“I honestly couldn’t have wished for a more positive, honest and trust-worthy organization for my first time volunteering! Everybody in the company from helping arranging projects to other volunteers goes out of their way to do their very best to help you! The experience will stay with you forever!”

Jessica Church, 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

The accommodation is ten newly built volunteer rooms for two, a common lounge room and a recreational area with toilet and shower facilities attached. Set on a private section of a two hectare property, there is plenty of space for ball games and other outdoor activities. Meals will be prepared and eaten at the ‘Serenity’ restaurant on the same property. We will still offer packed breakfasts and lunches depending on activities.

Located only 7 km from the Victoria Falls, 3 km from the town centre and 1 km from the Zambezi River, it provides a great base to take advantage of all the activities Livingstone has to offer.

We neighbour the Mosi-au-Tunya National park and the Dambwa Forest and our Lion Rehabilitation project base is 20km by road to the north of Livingstone town.

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