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Volunteering in Zambia

Zambia is a country of friendly people, natural beauty, heritage and historical sites. We've been welcoming volunteers to this beautiful country since 1958.

We believe in sustainable positive change and ask you to join us to fight poverty, exclusion and inequality. 

Welcome to Zambia. It's the best choice you will make!

Saul Banda, Head of Programmes Delivery

Volunteers in Zambia

Youth volunteering  in Zambia

Zambia's Walter Herbert primary school children learning about the benefits of sports and exercise to help stay healthy

Zambia's Walter Herbert primary school children learning about the benefits of sports and exercise to help stay healthy

Our youth volunteers are engaged in raising awareness of sexual and reproductive health and supporting people living with HIV and AIDS. Activities include distributing contraceptives, holding sessions about sexual health issues in schools, and organising football and netball tournaments to help raise awareness of HIV and general health issues.

Young UK and Zambian volunteers live, work and learn side-by-side in teams of up to 24 people on an ICS project. Volunteers gain a unique opportunity to develop invaluable life skills and gain some amazing experiences.

The warm and welcoming environment, especially in the homes where you'll live alongside Zambian families, are widely praised by volunteers.

If you are a Zambian national interested in volunteering, please contact our local office directly.

If you are from the UK, please apply directly through the ICS website.

I have enjoyed myself hugely, immersing myself in a different culture and doing work that I feel really makes a difference

Adam Williams , ICS volunteer​

Find out more about ICS volunteering

VSO Zambia leadership team

Saul Banda: Head of programmes delivery
Erika Chanda: People manager
Levy Sakala: Health and livelihoods programme manager
Lorraine Tembo: Programme development manager
Memory Sikwangala: Finance manager
Mwaka Mulenga: ICS project manager
George Sichone: Research, monitoring and evaluation manager

How to get in touch

For any questions on donations or volunteering in Zambia, do get in touch:

VSO Zambia Program Office,
P.O Box 32965, Lusaka
4th Floor Mukuba Pensions House,
Dedan Kimathi Road,
Lusaka – Zambia.

Tel: +260 211 224965/69/71
Fax: +260 211 225160

We are also looking for candidates in a number of anticipated volunteer jobs. These jobs are not confirmed yet. If you are interested in any of these jobs, please complete the application form and we'll be in touch:
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