Children’s Meals Program Volunteering in Zambia

The vulnerable children’s meal program in Zambia began in 2015 with approximately 250 underprivileged children receiving meals on Mondays.  Since then, as a result of local and international supporters, it has grown into nearly 2,000 children being provided 2 meals per day, Mondays through Fridays.  That’s a lot of hungry kids, so volunteer support is always needed!

Children’s Meals Program Volunteering in Zambia

With over 200 students and limited local teachers, the student:teacher ratio is much higher than is ideal.  This is where the Volunteer Teaching in Zimbabwe project comes in.  Volunteers in this project will work as assistant teachers, and as such will be guided by the responsible teachers on what duties to take. Volunteers would normally be involved in preparing for classes, supervising play for children, helping with lunches, marking and assessing children’s performance in class.

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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

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This project incurs a discounted $150 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 Meals Program 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.

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