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Volunteer in Zambia with International Volunteer HQ

Volunteer in Zambia

Volunteer in Zambia with International Volunteer HQ on a wide range of volunteer abroad projects, including Teaching, Medical and Construction & Renovation, Elderly Care, Kindergarten and a unique Rural Teaching project. Volunteers are based in in Livingstone in southwestern Zambia, which is a hub for travellers visiting Victoria Falls. With low volunteer program fees and top rated volunteer projects, you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organisation in Zambia.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 6 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in and around Livingstone
  • Accommodation in a dormitory-style volunteer house
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from US$270 (approximately AU$385) for 1 week
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Zambia each month

Living and volunteering in the village has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. After just 4 short weeks, the place had truly become my home, and the people my family.

IVHQ Volunteer - Sidney Kannel
Sidney Kannel
Nationality: USA
Age: 21
Destination: Zambia

Volunteer opportunities in Zambia

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$455

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Community centres and schools
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help local builders with hands-on work to build and improve community centres, toilet facilities and schools in poor communities where labor is often hard to find.

Improves health & wellbeing

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$385

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in elderly care facilities
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Volunteer in under-resourced elderly care facilities for those who need support, but can’t get it from their families. Provide general care and assistance in a range of areas where help is needed.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$385

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in kindergartens and daycare centres
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help in kindergartens and daycare centres for underprivileged children aged between 2-6. Assist with lessons and fun activities, using your creativity to make the days exciting and fulfilling.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$528

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in clinics
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Volunteer in medical centres in low income communities, shadowing and assisting local medical staff. Volunteers with relevant experience can assist in a range of medical fields.

Increases access to education

4-8 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$671

  • Duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in rural villages and schools
  • Volunteeers aged 18+ and families

Help informal community or government schools set up for students who can’t afford to pay for their education. Teach English and other subjects as the head teacher or teaching assistant.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$385

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in local schools
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help informal community or government schools set up for students who can’t afford to pay for their education. Teach English and other subjects as the head teacher or teaching assistant.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organisation in Zambia to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Zambia will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organisations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travellers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Zambia with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!