Program Details

Want to help improve the lives of the children of Zambia? Become a Love Volunteer and join us in Zambia and help make a difference in children’s lives!
Location:
Lusaka, Zambia
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Work Types:
Children, Education, Social Services
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-11 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

Volunteering in a preschool is rewarding, sometimes chaotic, but always great fun! 

We encourage volunteers to use their skills and interests to assist local teachers in developing activities for the children, such as music and dance, sports, arts and crafts, etc. Other activities might include basic teaching of the alphabet, numbers and counting, reading and storytelling, as well health and hygiene. Volunteers need to have an open mind, flexible attitude and be willing to help in many areas.

Many of the children come from difficult backgrounds and therefore require a lot of care, attention, encouragement and most importantly, companionship. The experience of helping vulnerable children, while sometimes emotionally difficult, is a positive and life-changing one. The children greatly benefit from the support and attention that they receive from volunteers.

In the afternoons volunteers will also have the opportunity to help out on the construction project. This is a highlight, especially after learning about the challenges these families face and seeing their appreciation when their new home is complete. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Age: 18 years +
Minimum stay: 1 Week
How to apply: Online Application
Start Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates
Language: All volunteers should have a good grapsp of the English Language.  Some knowledge of the local dialect would also be beneficial but is not a pre-requisite.

ABOUT LOVE VOLUNTEERS

Love Volunteers provides individuals with the chance to travel abroad and immerse in a new culture, while participating in projects that provide help where it is needed most. Join us for a truly memorable experience volunteering abroad. All volunteer projects are responsible, safe, and affordable!

Here's why more and more people are choosing to become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

Need - We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!

Impact - By becoming a Love Volunteer you are saying to the world that you are a REAL volunteer and your focus is on supporting people and communities in need. You're not just a tourist and your goals include much more than selfies and hangovers. Your contribution with LV will be real and measurable. You will change lives, and one of them will be your own!

Safety - Your safety is our top priority. We have personally visited and regularly audit all of our projects and accommodations so you can rest assured that your needs will be met, whilst getting the most out of your experience.

Support - With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it - guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.

Communication - We pride ourselves in our reputation as always being available when you need us, dealing with your questions quickly, and being prompt with all communications. We are here to help you help the world!

Value - We strive to make volunteering abroad affordable and accessible to everyone. Our program fees are lower, our registration fees are lower - and we encourage you to compare!

Security - We have placed thousands of international volunteers in meaningful voluntary service projects around the world. We have the experience and the reputation, so you know you are in good hands!

Friendship - One of the benefits of volunteering is that you'll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Free time - We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!

For more information, or to join us on this exciting project, visit our website now!

 

Setting Description:
All volunteers in Zambia are accommodated in purpose built cabins. Three meals are provided daily and volunteers have the opportunity to be immersed in village life. During free time and weekends volunteers can explore this amazing country!
Cost:
LV Registration Fee + Programs Fees from just $280 for one week! USD. Included: Accommodation, 3 Meals per day, Airport Pickup, Orientation on Arrival and 24/7 In-Country Support. Not Included: Flights, Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations, In-Country Transport, and Spending Money.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Scholarships Description:
Included: Accommodation, 3 Meals per day, Airport Pick-up, Orientation on Arrival and 24/7 In-Country Support. Not Included: Flights, Insurance, VISA, Vaccinations, Return Airport Transfer, In-Country Transport, and Spending Money.

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