What will I be doing?
You will spend your time in the Maramba Old People’s Home where you will sing carols, play games and run festive activities amongst the residents there. You will be making Christmas decorations and bring joy to those who maybe haven’t felt happiness for a while. Christmas time can be hard in Zambia and it may be you who makes a difference for those people in need.
In the afternoons, we offer reading clubs, art clubs, and literacy education for children and adults. Providing fun, festive classroom times is a great way to motivate the locals to persevere through the Christmas period and continue their education.
Accommodation: The volunteer house is shared between all the volunteers across the 6 different projects that take place in Livingstone. The Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia is a well-known and very popular destination within the area with loads of activities on your doorstep. There is a swimming pool, bar, fire pit and a climbing wall. You will be staying in dormitories with shared bathrooms and daily housekeeping with three meals every weekday provided. On weekends you will have access to a kitchen or multiple cafés and restaurants in the surrounding area.
This is a very touristic destination which sits on the boarder of Zambia between Zimbabwe, Botswana, and the tip of Namibia. The staff will be happy to direct you to the popular activities available. They can organise river cruises along the Zambezi River, white water rafting, trips to Chobe National Park in Botswana, bungee jumping, zip wires, swimming on top of the Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, and many more activities! Despite it being a touristic hotspot, the evenings are relaxed so you can unwind whilst enjoying sundowners the typical Zambian way.