Volunteer in this wonderful country that boasts a fusion of ethnicities, African traditions and tribal customs. Its vast flood plains and river valleys coupled with its tropical climate are bound to entice you to explore as much of this country as you possibly can.

    Volunteering in Zambia

    Kaya has a variety of project options in Zambia. The country has high HIV rates, but lacks the resources in education and healthcare to alleviate these problems on their own. You can provide valuable healthcare advice and assistance, through our health promotion and community volunteering. Additionally, Zambian girls are often forced to support their families instead of receive an education. If you are interested in working in education for communities, try our Teaching and community work project. For those interested in the great outdoors, our lion rehabilitation and release project leads research in continuing protection and preservation of this marvelous creature.

    Zambia’s location provides incredible opportunities for your free time activities. Visit the famous Zambezi river and Victoria Falls, on the country’s border with Zimbabwe. In these areas, you can hike through the forest and dare to swim in the devil’s pool at the edge of a sheer drop; or sign up for activities like rafting, abseiling and bungee jumping. In the city of Livingstone, visit the bustling Maramba market and try the completely wacky delicacy of caterpillars!

    If you want to travel further afield after volunteering, go on a safari and get the chance to see South Africa’s Big 5, which includes the African lion, the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, the African leopard and the rhinoceros. Go on a ‘walking safari’ in South Luangwa National Park, which boasts the most concentrated wildlife populations in the world. Spend time with other fascinating animals at the Chimpanzee sanctuary and Animal Orphanage near Chingola.

    Join us in Zambia on a community or wildlife project to make valid contributions to the long term goals of local projects and explore a world unlike any you’ve seen before!


    Here are some important facts about Zambia:

    • Population 15,066,266 / July 2015 estimate
    • Language – Bembe 33.4%, Nyanja 14.7%, Tonga 11.4%, Lozi 5.5%, Chewa 4.5%, Nsenga 2.9%, Tumbuka 2.5%, Lunda (North Western) 1.9%, Kaonde 1.8%, Lala 1.8%, Lamba 1.8%, English (official) 1.7%, Luvale 1.5%, Mambwe 1.3%, Namwanga 1.2%, Lenje 1.1%, Bisa 1%, other 9.2%, unspecified 0.4%. It is reported that Zambia has over 70 languages.
    • Religion – Protestant 75.3%, Roman Catholic 20.2%, other 2.7% (includes Muslim Buddhist, Hindu, and Baha’i), none 1.8% (2010 est.)
    • Currency – Zambian Kwacha (ZMK)
    • Climate – tropical; changes depending on altitude; rainy season is October to April


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    Easy 3-step application process

    APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

    TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

    GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.


    We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us if you have any questions.

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