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Environmental Conservation & EcoBricking


This environmental conservation volunteer program is a world-first and has won awards for innovation and excellence. Volunteers contribute to the environmental conservation movement through sustainable building using EcoBricks, upcycling initiatives, direct clean-up action, and awareness workshops in Victoria Falls, a small town in Zambia. You will work closely with the local community to find sustainable and practical solutions for plastic waste.

This volunteer program is ideal for people who are passionate about environmental conservation



  • Get involved with sustainable building projects, awareness workshops, and community initiatives that encourage people in a small town in Zambia to use plastic waste to improve their communities and lives
  • Learn how to make and use EcoBricks (a plastic bottle filled with plastic pollution that is used as a brick to build things) on sustainable building projects
  • Host awareness workshops on plastic pollution to educate locals on plastic and its impact on health, wildlife, and the environment
  • Get involved in clean-ups in and explore other ways to get more locals involved in the fight against plastic pollution
  • Form friendships with the locals and learn about the culture of Zambia as you become part of a small community
  • Live next to one of the ‘7 Natural Wonders of the World’ and discover why Zambia is the ‘Adventure Capital of Africa’ on walking safaris, white river rafting on the Zambezi River, and wild camping in the bush
  • Visit the neighboring countries of Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe to experience more African countries

About the Destination

Livingstone is a small town in Zambia that many call “the real Africa.” Just a stone’s throw away from one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls – it is the ultimate playground for travelers who love adventure, wildlife, and the great outdoors. Whether you’re bungee jumping, swimming in ‘Devil’s Pool’, white water rafting down the Zambezi River, or witnessing a legendary Zambian sunset, Livingstone will show you why Zambia is the ‘Adventure Capital of Africa’.

While volunteering on this environmental conservation volunteer program, you will be staying in the heart of Livingstone, at a private volunteer house within Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia. It is a comfortable backpackers’ 15 minutes from Victoria Falls with a swimming pool, bar, fire pit area for socializing, a climbing wall, and WiFi. The staff can share knowledge about the area and organize river cruises, canoe safaris, and trips to Chobe National Park.

Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia is a 5-minute walk from the center of Livingstone. Although it is a small town, there is no shortage of restaurants and things to do. Café Zambezi makes great traditional Zambian food and is where all the locals hang out. When the sun starts to go down, Maramba River Lodge is a popular spot for sundowners. Or venture out of town to sprawling national parks where animals roam freely across wild savannahs and the Zambezi River.

Dates & Rates

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Our project fee includes:
  • Accommodation throughout your stay
  • 3 meals a day cooked by a local chef (weekdays only)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport to and from project
  • 24/7 support from experienced international and local staff
  • Full orientation to ensure you contribute responsibly
  • Project equipment and resources
Our project fee excludes:
  • Flights (we can assist you with this)
  • Travel insurance (we can assist you with this)
  • Visa-related costs
  • Weekend trips or tours not on the itinerary
  • Snacks, soft drinks, gifts, and souvenirs

Volunteer Reviews

“Had a fantastic time on the ecobricking 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, United Kingdom

“This was one of the best things I have done in my life to date. Whilst I was out in Livingstone I really felt like I was in fact making a difference and that my money was going towards many different projects. The African Impact team were amazing and really care about what they were doing which was infectious to all volunteers. This experience opened my eyes to many different issues which I did not even realise existed.”
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