Environmental and Construction Programs with African Impact

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Plastic waste disposal is becoming a major problem all over the world, with thousands of tons of non-biodegradable trash flowing out of our towns and cities into the wilderness, rivers and oceans. By 2050, there may be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. This problem is particularly prevalent in developing nations where waste management systems and infrastructure are seldom up to the task of effectively collecting and recycling refuse.

African Impact is looking for dedicated and innovative people to join us in Zambia to help combat this problem by helping the community use eco-bricks ((plastic bottles filled with discarded rubbish to create bricks) to build the infrastructure they need. This project and internship is perfect for you if you have an interest in green architecture and waste management.

African Impact's Top Environmental and Construction Volunteer Programs

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based on 3 reviews
  • Impact 10
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9.7
  • Value 9.7
  • Safety 10
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African Impact - Zambia

I was on the African Impact building project for three weeks and loved every minute of it. You get to work with so many different people and really see the impact you are having in their lives, both through your chosen project and for the extra time spent reading with a child or playing sports. On top of the volunteering, you get to experience and learn about the Zambian culture as well as explore the country, for example, by going on safari or doing a bridge swing over Victoria Falls.

Response from African Impact

Hey Jenni,

We really loved having you. Thanks so much for your contribution to Linda Farm and the other communities around Livingstone. Keep in touch!

The African Impact team

Yes, I recommend this program

Zambia - building project

I had never been to third world country. I loved the experience and would love to come back and work in the same project I really felt I made a positive impact. I have sponsored a child since returning home. The team were amazing and I felt very comfortable throughout my stay. Changing of money could have been explained better as I was told credit card were widely accepted and I had to withdraw more than expected. Prearranged taxi costs is a good tip for people so they don't get ripped off.

How can this program be improved?
Need more tools and equipment.
Response from African Impact

Hey Kristie,

Thank you for this feedback - we'll be sure to chat to our team about it. We're so glad that you took the plunge and had the experience that you did. Thank you for continuing the good work from back home and going #beyondvolunteering. Please keep in touch with us!

The African Impact team

Yes, I recommend this program
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Build-It Project - Livingstone

This was one of the best things I have done in my life to date. Whilst I was out in Livingstone I really felt like I was in fact making a difference and that my money was going towards many different projects to help improve this poverty stricken place.

The African Impact team were amazing and really care about what they were doing which was infectious to all volunteers.

It was the best feeling to be involved in the build-it project in particular because I felt like the difference I made was being left behind and will always be there for people to see.

This experience opened my eyes to many different issues which I did not even realise existed, such as their lack of waste management which I believe is a prominent issue that more people should know about. Also I have already signed up to become part of another volunteering experience this year and I hope to switch careers to be part of the charity sector and continue making a difference on return from my travels all thanks to this valuable life experience.

Yes, I recommend this program

About African Impact

African Impact pioneered responsible volunteer travel in Africa back in 2004 and have since grown into the largest provider of volunteer projects on the continent. Proudly African, they work hand-in-hand with local communities to establish, develop...