Medical & Community Development, Zambia - African Impact

Medical & Community Development, Zambia

Join the African Impact team in the world-famous Victoria Falls region of Zambia and bring hope and health advice to a community where medical resources are limited. Through clinic support, home-based care provision and health education workshops, you will truly change lives for those living in traditional rural villages.

AS A VOLUNTEER, YOU'LL GET TO:

  • Visit Victoria Falls as a responsible traveler and volunteer daily in the rural villages surrounding the tourist town of Livingstone.
  • Gain valuable healthcare experience while assisting in medical clinics.
  • Support community members suffering from long-term illness and disease by accompanying local caregivers to their rural homes and providing treatment.
  • Participate in vital HIV education initiatives that encourage healthy lifestyle choices through workshops and health talks.
  • Tick one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World off your bucket list, Victoria Falls.
  • Live and work in the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Africa, where you can bungee-jump, go white-water-rafting or take to the skies on a microlight flight.
  • See Africa’s most iconic wildlife on safari during your free time. You might even see an elephant or two during the ride to your volunteer projects each day.

Volunteer Reviews

“I was a medical volunteer in Livingstone, Zambia for just two weeks during my break from university. With previous medical experience as an Emergency Medical Technician, I really felt as if my work and volunteering projects had a great impact on the local community of Livingstone. Between going on Home Based Care visits with local caregivers, assisting in the clinic setting, or on various community projects in the afternoons – I can say that African Impact was incredibly well-organized and ensure each volunteer has a meaningful experience.”

Jonathon Neff, USA

“Words cannot describe my time here. Coming to Livingstone has been the best experience of my life.  I had great exposure to a range of volunteer activities including home based care, clinics, a women”s health talk and after school programs. As a nursing student, it has been great to see first hand healthcare in Zambia. I will never get experience like this from clinical placements back home. Thank you so much to the African Impact team for an amazing volunteering experience. For anyone thinking about volunteering here, DO IT! You won’t regret it.”

Elena Adams, Australia

Dates & Rates

Our project fee includes:
  • Accommodation throughout your entire stay at the lively Livingstone Backpackers, in a private section shared by our volunteers, interns and staff
  • 3 delicious meals a day cooked by chefs from the local community (weekdays only)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by the African Impact team
  • Experienced international and local staff members who live and work alongside you every day
  • A full induction, orientation and training session to ensure you can contribute sustainably
  • All necessary project equipment and resources you’ll need on the ground
Our project fee excludes:
  • Flights to your chosen destination, but we can guide you on this
  • Medical or travel insurance
  • Visa-related costs
  • Weekend trips or tours, or any other non-project activity
  • Snacks, soft drinks, gifts or souvenirs
  • Laundry
  • WiFi – it’s pretty slow here anyway!

Why volunteer with African Impact?

Why AI Africa Specialists
We live and breathe all things Africa

Akabangilile, kaumine ipulu. Don’t worry, you’ll get it when you get here.

Why AI With you all the way
We are with you all the way

Wrapping ourselves around you like a giant fluffy blanket, our awesome staff on the ground will make sure you see, do and experience as much as possible.

Why AI Measurable Impacts
We are about real, measurable change

Responsibility and sustainability is the aim of the game on our very own volunteer projects, having built and developed them hand-in-hand with local communities since 2004.

WHy AI Reviewed and Awarded
We knock it out of the park

But don’t just take it from us, read over 2000 reviews from our past volunteers and check out our awards.

Why AI Leading the Way
We are leading the way

With some of the most progressive policies, we are helping to push the boundaries of what the responsible volunteer travel industry can achieve.

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 Seven 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.

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