Volunteer Zambia

What is Volunteer Zambia?

Each year Northumbria University, as part of the Wallace Group, recruit and develop 6 students and a staff member as part of the international opportunity Volunteer Zambia. The group’s journey starts with both team and personal fundraising for the project and culminates with an 8-week volunteer placement in Lusaka, Zambia based at one of the hub sites. Whilst in Zambia, the students use sport as a tool to educate and positively impact people’s lives and work closely with hub site coaches and the Zambian NGO, Sport in Action, to help develop sporting opportunities for local children and young people in some of the most challenged communities. 

The opportunity offers successful students the chance to work on an International Sport for Development project and will be an incredible experience to enhance your global awareness, to further expand your leadership and sports development experience, that you can continue to use and evolve in your future career.

What roles are there?

Student Sport Development Officers

Students are recruited each year to perform the role of Student Sport Development Officers across the key sports of netball, basketball, and women’s football. Students will be placed at one of the hub sites in Lusaka and will be supporting Sport in Action staff and coaches to coach sessions, work on outreach within the community, deliver coaching workshops and build a sustainable structure at the hub sites. 

*Please note that successful students for both roles will have to fundraise a certain amount both individually, and as a group* 

How do I apply?
Applications are now open! To find out more please download a copy of the role description and to apply please complete the application form and return it to Andy Barton by Sunday 29th October. 

Click here to download the role description

Click here to download a copy of the application form