• Zambia
    • Livingstone
1 to 16 weeks

Program Details

Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Fully hosted experience from only $360 for 1 week - this includes accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, orientation and 24/7 in-country support.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 05, 2023
Dec 13, 2022
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About Program

Trusted by 124,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's most popular volunteer programs in Zambia and 50+ other destinations around the world. Choose from 6 meaningful projects based in and around Livingstone - a town in southwestern Zambia, a few kilometers from the Zambezi River.

Our programs in Zambia span 1 to 16 weeks, so when you’re not giving back to the local community, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Zambian culture and join IVHQ’s exclusive add-ons, such as exploring Victoria Falls and nearby national parks, bungee jumping, white water rafting and more.

Your fully-hosted experience includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in a dormitory-style volunteer house with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world.

Ready to make a difference? Join our community of 124,000+ travelers who’ve spent over 7 million hours giving back.

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Program Highlights

  • IVHQ’s Zambia programs are available year-round, starting the first and third Monday of every month
  • Fully-hosted volunteer experience from only $360 for 1 week - IVHQ provides the most affordable and top-rated programs
  • You’ll be joining a global network of 124,000+ volunteers backed by the world’s leading team of volunteer travel experts with an outstanding safety system and track record
  • Support impact-driven volunteer projects run by locals within your host community
  • Flexible booking and free changes so you can register with confidence

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Medical volunteering in Zambia with IVHQ

Shadow local medical professionals and gain an understanding of Zambia's healthcare system. Placements are dependent on your skillset, and could include laboratory testing, pharmacy, maternity, gynecology and family planning, optometry, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and pediatrics.

Volunteer in Zambia with IVHQ

Help local builders with hands-on work to build and improve community centers, toilet facilities and schools in poor communities where labor is often hard to find. If you are someone who enjoys being outdoors and has a good level of fitness and a willingness to learn, this is the perfect project for you.

Program Reviews

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  • Impact 4.9
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.85
  • Value 4.8
  • Safety 4.95
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Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in Zambia

For my first such volunteer trip, IVHQ were superb in providing all the information I'd need to prepare me for the trip of a lifetime!

The Project Supervisor and the my local contact in Zambia were always on hand to answer any further questions I had to ensure that I always felt supported with the information I needed.

My project itself could not have been better! I thoroughly enjoyed my working experience and also had plenty of time to explore the local cultural and natural treasures. I was able to make many friends from both the school and the other volunteers, where I have made some friends for life!

  • Opportunities to see the wildlife in Africa
  • great support before, during and after my trip
  • easy to navigate website to ensure total preparation
  • Preparation points could have been time scaled so one could prioritize checklist
8 people found this review helpful.
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Super med project in Zambia

I am Milena from Italy and I made 2 weeks of medical volunteer in Zambia in maramba clinic and it was an amazing experience. If I have to choose again a project I would choose this one with ivhq volunteer project.
The organization let you feel at your home with a lot of friends, opportunities, learning that never stop. The medical project was amazing, in the clinic the let me do a lot of things on my own and I felt part of the team since the first day!
If you have to change an organization go with ivhq and you will remember your time with them for all your life!

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14 people found this review helpful.
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Lifechanging experience in Zambia

My experience on the Medical mission in Zambia is truly amazing
I can't even begin to describe this life changing trip !
The volunteering at the clinic was really hands on, and I learnt sooo much from the staff there, they were so involved and made sure we learnt as much as we could, helped as much as possible and let us feel welcomed ! I met amazing people there from whom I am so grateful for everything !!!
This trip also allowed me to meet other volunteers from all around the world !! I made lifelongs friendships there, and I will always sherish the memories we made together in this adventure !!!
Now the accommodation house was amazing !!! The staff and host were absolutely welcoming, always available for ANY questions or request we had !!! There were always in a cheerful mood, and made sure everything went well for each every one of us !!! I can't thank them enough !!
Finally, Zambia is a beautiful country, the landscapes, the People, the culture are absolutely breathtaking ❤️
I would recommend this experience to anyone without a single hésitation, it was my first solo trip in volunteering, and never have I felt insecure or lost, IVHQ makes sure everything is well organised and guides you all the way !!!
So yes, this is a unique experience that makes you grow, learn, evolve as à person like nothing else, and I would recommend it right away to anyone with the will to help, discover, learn and travel !!!

  • Real Hands on experience at the clinic
  • Making lifelong friendhips with amazing volunteers
  • Discover a wonderful country, with a beautiful culture, magnificient landscapes
  • Some challenges with food, very local so it is hard to adjust haha but it is also part of the experience !!
  • I can't find others !!!
16 people found this review helpful.
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I had so much fun and was able to be totally immersed in the culture with the help of our hosts! The program managers were so understanding and helpful I never once had a problem. Highly recommend this company!! I felt very safe the whole time I was there and loved my placement. The locals were so kind and loved all the volunteers. We were able to do some fun touristy things as well as become part of the local community. I will forever love and value this experience and memories. Not only this but the other volunteers in my group were so fun and great to be around.

20 people found this review helpful.
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Life changing experience

IVHQ reliable supportive and will walk you through every step the minute you get approved to volunteer with them. They are at hand tech via email and phone and will place you in safe and cations environment.
I will travel with them again and I would recommend them to everyone travelling for first time or to a brand new place.
You are taken care of the minute you step off the plane at your destination.
You will never feel lost or alone the organization is with you every step of your journey. Thanks

24 people found this review helpful.
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Zambia - Dream Livingstone, Care of the Elderly

Volunteering in Zambia is an amazing experience. Not only do you get the opportunity to help the locals in projects but you see Zambia in a way you wouldn't as a tourist.
IVHQ and Dream Livingstone supported me from the moment I booked until the moment I landed back in the UK so I never felt unsure or to apprehensive about anything.
The care home I worked in made me feel very welcome as did all the elderly people living there, you need to have an open mind and except things might be done differently but as long as you do, you will have an experience that is fulfilling and rewarding.
I knew I would enjoy my time at my placement but I never expected to also have the time of my life! I am lucky enough to be well travelled but my 3 weeks in Zambia will remain in my heart and memory forever.
This experience is suitable for anyone at any age who want to volunteer abroad. Just do it - you will not regret it!

What was your funniest moment?
Sunbathing with zebra and hugging a lion! Africa is an amazing place and the things available for you to experience while you are there range from throwing yourself off Victoria Falls Bridge attached to a bit of elastic, going on safari, rapid riding to walking with lions and just enjoying the beauty of Zambian people and Victoria Falls
28 people found this review helpful.
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Best time of my life!

I did Childcare in Muizenberg in South Afirca and I loved every single day of it! Going to program everyday and working with the babies was the best experience of my life. The kids don‘t have much and often it’s difficult to process everything they are going through, but to make them smile and happy is the best feeling. They don’t need much, they are just happy you are here and that you‘re spending time with them! It’s also easy to get along with other volunteers, I made some very good friends and leaving the house was hard for me! I would totally recommend it! So if you have any doubts I can only say: just do it! It‘ll be worth the experience

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Expect nothing and you‘ll have the best time of your life! Also bring some cute clothes because you‘re gonna go out a lot ☺️
44 people found this review helpful.
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Helping people is amazing

I attend the childcare programma in South Africa. It was an unbelievable experience. It was born when I was in Zanzibar for vacation last summer. I was impressed by the happiness of the children and I asked to myself how I could make them funnier. I felt at home with other volunteers. I didn’t miss nothing of my home. In few days I felt immediately part of the group. In only one week we created great conditions like we have been knowing since all our life. 10 days were not enough to know all volunteers at the best, but they were enough to be impressed by them. Everyone of them gave me something and I brought this at my home. That’s why I wanted to thank them. For every fantastic moment passed together. I will never forget them. It was an amazing experience even thanking them. I felt a lot emotions and it was unbelievable. They will be in my heart forever. I met a lot of people coming from all the world with different languages and cultures. It was fantastic to make children funnier by doing simple things like only playing and interacting with them. I felt in love with the children immediately and I was happy when they called me teacher Mattia. Very nice. I was connected with all the world and there was not difference with each other. Everyone had the same goal: to help people.
When I left, I cried because I thought about every moment I lived and how many things I learned. For example how much is beautiful making people smile. Everything was organized very well. I think that I will repeat this experience and I suggest it to everyone. Try it and don't be afraid. You will be satisfied.

41 people found this review helpful.

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