Children’s Home Volunteering in Zambia

The Children’s Home Volunteering in Zambia project supports displaced and vulnerable children in Livingstone.  The children that reside in the children’s home are in the custody of the Ministry of Social Welfare as a result of death in the family or other challenges.  The children are given a proper home, while also learning important social skills, responsibilities, and hygiene.  Volunteers on this project play a critical role in providing compassion, friendship, and support.

The children’s home volunteering in Zambia supports a group of about 20 children, ages 4 to 17.  As a volunteer at this project, you will be involved in doing all home chores, monitoring children play, help prepare meals, feed children, clean, prepare for school, and help them with their homework.

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Room & Board

Your project fee for the Volunteer Teaching in Zambia project covers your room in the self-catering volunteer hostel

  • Shared, single-sex room in the volunteer hostel
  • Projects in Zambia are self-catering, meals are not included
  • Borehole well drinking water is available, though volunteers are also encouraged to bring a water filter/purifier to avoid having to purchase bottled water (and reduce plastic consumption!) if they’re not comfortable with the well water



As with all GOAT Volunteer projects, there are 2 primary fees associated with volunteering: the application fee paid to GOAT and the project fee paid directly to the NGO after they accept your application.

3 weeks$430
4 weeks$590
6 weeks$850
Prices for projects in Zambia are in US dollars; please check the current exchange rate for costs in your local currency (

Included: Shared room in volunteer hostel • Local transportation for project activities • 24/7 local support • Dedicated field officer at project • Airport pick-up & return

NOT Included: Meals • Flights • Vaccinations • Visas • Travel insurance • Extra activities • Personal expenses • Bank/wire transfer fees

For project duration not listed, please Contact Us.


All projects incur a $250 application fee.  Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.


Trip Add-ons

Volunteers participating in all projects in Zambia have the opportunity to pre-book various exciting activities.  Victoria Falls is the perfect place to check off lots of items on your adventure bucket list!  Click the buttons below for more information.

Adventure Activities at Victoria Falls  Safari & Cultural Tours at Victoria Falls


Special Considerations | Children’s Home Volunteering in Zambia


For special considerations regarding all projects in Zambia, please visit the Zambia page.

Criminal Record Check

GOAT Volunteers requires a criminal record (background) check for all projects working with children.  Inquire with your local police department to see if they offer this service (many do for free or a small fee).  U.S. citizens can visit the U.S. Department of State website for additional information.

The criminal record check must be submitted to GOAT Volunteers after the prospective volunteer’s application is accepted and at least 30 days prior to the project start date.