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Working and volunteering


There's a number of opportunities for those looking to volunteer in Zambia. While various international agencies offer roles in a number of fields, you can try the following places based in Zambia:

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Offers several roles managing day-to-day affairs at this chimpanzee refuge; get in touch with African Impact (www.africanimpact.com) which coordinates affairs here, as well as other volunteering options in Zambia.

Game Rangers International This wildlife NGO offers a range of different opportunities through its volunteer program; check its website for upcoming placements.

Habitat for Humanity Helps to build houses for the nation’s poor; over 2700 houses have been built since 1984.

Tikondane Community Centre A wonderful grassroots organisation assisting with local communities; it accepts volunteers to help out with anything from teaching, agriculture and permaculture to health care. There's a minimum of two weeks and it costs ZMW2000 per week, inclusive of meals and accommodation. It's based in Katate in eastern Zambia, located between Lusaka and South Luangwa National Park.


The vast majority of expats working in Zambia are involved in the tourism sector in one way or another. To gain employment in Zambia, you'll need to obtain a work visa; visit www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm for details.

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