Environmental Sustainability Internship – Victoria Falls, Zambia

Outstanding Volunteer Project 2017

Plastic waste disposal is becoming a major problem all over the world with thousands of tons of non-biodegradable trash flowing out of our towns and cities into the wilderness, oceans and rivers. By 2050, there may be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. This problem is particularly prevalent in developing nations where waste management systems and infrastructure are seldom up to the task of effectively collecting and recycling refuse.

African Impact is looking for dedicated and innovative people to join us in Zambia to help combat this problem. Working closely with the local communities, we are devising ways to educate residents about the importance of effective waste management and coming up with strategies to recycle existing plastic waste. By implementing innovative programs like Eco-bricking, we hope to make a lasting change in this amazing community.

GoAbroad New Program Award 2017


  • Work with local communities, charities, lodges and officials to devise and implement strategies to help reduce the waste management issues currently plaguing Livingstone
  • Get involved with our award winning Eco-Brick program
  • Gain vital experience in one of the most important issues facing the planet today and help reduce plastic waste
  • Be supported by a Personal Development Coach and Academic Trainer to acquire and develop new skills.
  • Enjoy the amazing tourist activities that Livingstone has to offer, including the truly majestic Victoria Falls
  • Visit the neighboring countries of Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe on exciting optional excursions
  • Go on safari in one of the beautiful local game reserves and try to spot the Big 5!

Volunteer Reviews

“Had a fantastic time on the Eco Building Project in Zambia. Was really impressed by African Impact and their work in Livingstone. Loved how there was such an emphasis on community involvement and sustainability. Great diversity in day to day work and a fantastic place to volunteer in. Would absolutely recommend the organisation and the location.” – Benjamin Wells, UK

“My time in Livingstone with African Impact was incredible. I worked as part of the building project. I’ve especially enjoyed this project as you directly see the physical impact you’re making/creating.” – Caitlin Csabanko, Australia

Dates & Rates

Prices include:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you and will transport you to our program base
  • All accommodation during your internship
  • Meals (Mon – Fri only). At weekends we encourage you to go and try some local restaurants
  • 24 hour support by our experienced staff members who live and work alongside you
  • All required training, resources and guidance required to complete your internship, including a Personal Development Coach
Prices exclude:
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Visa-related fees
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Items of a personal nature, including gifts, snacks and alcohol

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!

You’ll be staying in a private volunteer and intern 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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