You are free to travel before your project , as long as you arrive at your project location on the start date. You can also travel after your project and we will be happy to help you and advise with onward travel.
English is an official language spoken in Zambia and most residents understand and speak English. However, it would be nice if a volunteer took time to learn a little bit of any local language since they may be working in the community were mostly, local languages are used. We are able to include language instruction upon request. Check out http://wikitravel.org/en/nyanja_phase book for more info and basic vocabulary.
You have to organize insurance cover prior to departure from your home country.If you have to take part in adrenaline sports like bunji jump ,gorge swing etc, you need to buy the policy that will cover them.We can not take uninsured volunteers.
It is possible to get credit for many of our volunteer projects. Please contact your university for credit information. We will be happy to provide you with any information requested by your university.
You should have at least 2 full clean pages in your passport and it should be valid for at least six months past the end of your project.
On arrival, you will be issued with a volunteer visa that is valid for the duration of your program. Should you wish to extend your stay, then you will incur an extra fee for a visa extension. We will help you with organizing the visa for you.
YES! We make sure that you have free time to explore local culture and attractions .Victoria falls is one of the worlds most exciting tourism destinations and we offer specicially planned excursions and activities on a regular basis. However, you are committed to specific volunteer schedules.
Volunteers are required to obtain a criminal background check prior to participation on our programmes.