Medical & Community Development, Zambia - African Impact

Medical & Community Development, Zambia

Whether you’re a pre-med student, qualified professional or someone interested in healthcare, join the African Impact team on this meaningful volunteer program in the heart of Zambia. In a community where medical resources are scarce and access to healthcare limited, bring awareness and guidance to the local people. Take part in home based care, clinic support, health talks and HIV education workshops as you truly make an impact for those living in traditional rural villages.

AS A VOLUNTEER, YOU'LL GET TO:

  • Gain valuable healthcare experience in a variety of departments whilst assisting in medical clinics
  • Support community members suffering from illness and disease by accompanying local caregivers to their rural homes, and provide advice and treatment
  • Participate in health talks held at schools, training centers and support groups that encourage healthy lifestyle choices and preventative healthcare measures
  • Provide HIV education initiatives that provide awareness and promote a positive statement
  • Visit the mighty Victoria Falls and see Africa’s most iconic wildlife on safari during your free time

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’, 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 a Livingstone volunteer, you will be fully immersed in the rural community every day. Your mornings are focused on medical and healthcare activities whilst in the afternoons you will join in a variety of development projects that help uplift the community including After School Care, Reading Club, Adult Literacy Class, Life Skills workshops and more!  This gives you a well-rounded experience, exposes you to all parts of the community and is ultimately what makes being a Livingstone community volunteer so unique.

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, lounge, BBQ and bar area.  Your accommodation is a 5 minute walk away from Livingstone’s town center, which has many stores and a great selection of cafes and restaurants.  You won’t want to leave your “new home” as the staff will become your new family!

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

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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.

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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.

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Volunteer Reviews

“This was my first time doing volunteer work and I found the experience to be immersive and overwhelmingly positive. The operations in Livingstone are organised and well-structured and you can sense there is a good team dynamic. With the medical project especially, I could really see the impact; it is an experience that will stay with me for a long time.”

Samantha Sales, Australia

“I loved the time I spent in Livingstone with African Impact. I found African Impact online, travelled alone and was unsure about what the experience would be like, but it ended up being the best month of my life! I volunteered on the medical project and as a nursing student, I got to see so many things that I would never see back home! 10/10 recommend”

Riley, USA

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