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How to find volunteering opportunities in Zambia
You can access these opportunities in two ways.
Your first option is to buy our Directory of Volunteering opportunities which lists these opportunities in a PDF. This gives you a document that is easy to search, and which you can use even when you’re not connected to the internet.
More importantly with the directory, you will also get a list of questions to ask to make sure you get the most out of your volunteering experience. We know how important it is to clarify expectations and to get a clear idea of what you’re signing up for before you volunteer. I know that there are opportunities we signed up for that didn’t end up being what we expected. A conversation with the hosts before we turned up would have helped us avoid a few uncomfortable situations. You can find our Directory of Volunteering opportunities abroad here.
The second option is to look for the opportunities below.
We consistently add new volunteering opportunities to each country so do check in regularly to find some great responsible volunteering opportunities abroad. We would also love your help in keeping this list up to date and useful. If you know of any other places that should be featured, or maybe you’ve visited a place and would like to share your story, please get in touch.
We really hope this information helps you volunteer abroad in a way that makes your travels feel meaningful and memorable.
Please read this article by the wonderful People and Places before volunteering: Key questions and answers before you volunteer
Organisation: Zambia Primate Project
Location: Kafue, Zambia
Website: Zambia Primate Project
Zambia Primate Project (ZPP) was originally set up in 2009 as a Born Free project operating in Kafue National Park. Today, ZPP is managed by Zambian Primate Project, a wholly Zambian-owned and registered not-for-profit animal welfare organisation, with Born Free continuing to provide valuable technical input and expertise to its work.
Its mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release back to the wild orphaned and injured vervet monkeys and baboons in Zambia.
The great majority of primates that ZPP rescues are victims of the growing bushmeat and exotic pet trades in Zambia. The mothers are slaughtered for their meat, and their babies sold into the illegal pet trade. As the babies grow and develop sharp canine teeth, they are held captive using short, tight ropes tied around their waists and tormented and harassed by people and village dogs.
Volunteering opportunities of one, two and three months are available in Zambia.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to play an active role in contributing to the successful running of the rehabilitation and release aspects of the project. Please note that this is a working conservation project so you will need to come prepared to roll up your sleeves and get involved with whatever activities the project is tasked with at the time of your visit. ZPP offers volunteer opportunities at its wildlife rehabilitation centre and its release camp deep in the bush.
Please contact us to find out more.