Volunteer in Zambia
About the program in Zambia
In Zambia we have 5 Volunteering Programs available. You can combine different projects easily with us without any extra costs. You can join from a short term 1 week program up to 4 weeks.
Zambia Program Summary
Start Dates 2019 : 7 January, 21 January, 4 February, 18 February, 4 March, 18 March, 1 April, 15 April, 6 May, 20 May, 3 June, 17 June, 1 July, 8 July, 15 July, 22 July, 5 August, 19 August, 2 September, 16 September, 7 October, 21 October, 4 November, 18 November, 2 December, 16 December
Arrival: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Locations: Monze in Zambia
Duration: Join from 1-4 weeks
Age: Join from 18 years old
Prices: Our prices are one of the most affordable for quality programs and there are no registration or application fees with us just one fixed fee!
Why Join with GapXperience ?
- Experienced and Trusted Organization – Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leaders for Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world, having placed thousands of participants abroad.
- Most Affordable Prices – Our fees are the some of the most affordable for quality volunteer travel that you will find with just one low fixed fee without additional registration or application fees.
- Responsible Projects – Our volunteer projects are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs.
- Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local partner’s team who will provide you with assistance. Checkout our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
- Participant Safety – Safety is a top priority for us, with trustworthy projects, partners and coordinators that have been fully trained to deal with safety issues.
- Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program.
- Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore and travel and create great travel experiences.
- Self Development – We see volunteering as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills.
Program Info & Location
Monze is a small town (population 30,000) in the Southern Province of Zambia. The town is named after Chief Monze, widely acknowledged as the spiritual leader of the district’s Tonga people. It is a small farming town, with many of the locals involved in the agricultural industry.
Though small, it has basic necessities and services easily within reach, including bustling markets where you can buy anything – from local fruits and veggies, to delicious dishes and vibrant African fabrics known locally as “chenge”. Its people are quite open and friendly to foreigners, even though it’s tourism industry is not very developed, don’t be surprised if every single person you cross greets you and tries to converse with you! It may seem simpler than busier cities, but you will feel warm and at home in this small town!
You can join this program from 1 to 4 weeks. The program starts every Monday. You can combine any of the projects in Zambia. You can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to do each week as you wish.
There are several projects available and you can build your own schedule from a short term 1 week to 2 weeks program up to 4 weeks and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects as you like!
* The project & accommodation details are subject to change according to local circumstances, also the projects are not available on local holidays
The program starts with an airport pickup at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. Transport to your program will be organised and is included.
Arrive on Saturday or Sunday well before a meeting point time. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.
Option A – Saturday: 11:00
Option B – Saturday: 14:00
Option C – Sunday: 11:00
Option D – Sunday: 14:00
Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.
Accommodation and Meals
There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend.
Participants share a room together with other participants in single-gender rooms in volunteer accommodation.
Requirements to Join
- Participants need to be minimum 18 years to join
- Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
- You need to have your own travel insurance
- Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details
Listening to the children laugh and sing nursery rhymes was so nice and just how happy they were to have me there. It was a very welcoming and warm experience and would recommend it to anyone interested. Thank you for your communication in preparing to leave and setting up the placement.Liam McEntee
the volunteer programs in Zambia
You have the option to start your program with the Culture Week, where you will get familiar with the culture and people of Zambia. There are different projects available and you can build your own program on the application form.
Here are the programs in Zambia :
Learn more about Zambia, bond with fellow participants, and immerse yourself in the local culture. This is your kick start week into a new country and its way of life!
Disabled Children Care
Assist the caretaking of children with mental and/or physical disabilities in Zambia.Disabled children in this village are from families that are forced to work and cannot afford caretakers at home. With no affordable disabled care facilities nearby, you will help take care of these children by feeding them, comforting them, play games with them and helping to make them more socially active and confident.
Engage with local kindergartens in the town of Monze by as a caretaker for its children. Taking part in the program is a great way to learn more about Zambian culture and engage with the local community. You will work together with local staff in the caretaking of the children, teaching English and organizing their daily activities…if you love being with kids, this program is for you!
Work in renovation activities that will improve the living standards of the villagers nearby. This project asks you to get your hands dirty doing light construction work, repairs and renovations for the local community. We continuously scout the village surroundings for homes, schools, temples and clinics that need work to be done, all while interacting with the local villagers.
Experience rural Zambia and join hands with the locals to create healthy, organic community gardens in Zambian Villages. You are what you eat! In this program you will be learning about sustainable agriculture in Zambia by working alongside local farmers in the Zambian countryside, sharing this knowledge through community outreach programs, and applying it in their homes.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.
Are the program fees subject to change?
When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.
What is the average age of participants?
We have participants of different ages. Most are between 18 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older (up to 55 years). The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.
What is the support like overseas?
We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.
Can I also join my friend or family member?
Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.
Can I participate for a short period?
Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.
How well should my English be?
Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.
Is travel insurance mandatory?
Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.
Will I be picked up from the airport?
Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.
Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?
Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.
Are your programs suitable for an internship?
yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.
Can I combine different countries?
Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.
Can I still travel around after the program?
Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.
Will other volunteers be present on the project?
The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.
Do I have to reserve my flight myself?
Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.
What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?
In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.
When can I register?
The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.
Prices of the Program in Zambia
Prices in Pounds
1 week : 465 Pounds
2 weeks : 665 Pounds
3 weeks : 865 Pounds
4 weeks : 1065 Pounds
Prices in US$
1 week : 695 US$
2 weeks : 895 US$
3 weeks : 1095 US$
4 weeks : 1295 US$
Prices in Euro
1 week : 495 Euro
2 weeks : 695 Euro
3 weeks : 895 Euro
4 weeks : 1095 Euro
* There is an extra charge of £90/US$115/AU$155/€95 per week for the culture week and construction projects
What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information
Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses, 4% international banking fee
Why book with GapXperience
Lowest and Affordable Prices
Our prices are some of the lowest of similar programs without reducing the quality, support and services.
Book Together with Friend
Book together with one or more persons and you all get a discount of £35/US$45/€40.
Combine Different Countries
Combine programs in different locations/countries and get 5% discount from the second location/country.
Many of our customers join us again and they get a discount on their program of £35/US$45/€40.
How to Book your Program
Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £145, US$175 or €150.
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.
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