Volunteer in Zambia (Kabwe) June 2019
Date: 22 - 30 June 2019
Cost: £1850 (click for breakdown)
Cost: £1850 (click for breakdown)
- Registration fee £250
- Minimum fundraising target: £1600
Every trip includes a direct contribution to Habitat for Humanity’s work, and the rest covers your volunteer experience.
The registration fee is payable upon registration. This portion of the costs cannot be fundraised, and is non-refundable.
Minimum Fundraising Target
You may choose to fundraise or pay this amount after the registration fee has been paid.
£585 of your fundraising target is a donation. The donation is split between supporting the team on ground, and supporting programmes in other countries supported by Habitat for Humanity GB.
£1015 covers your trip expenses, such as food, activities, and accommodation.
Fundraising is easy: It’s as easy as telling your friends, family and co-workers about why you build with Habitat for Humanity. They may even ask to join the team! We set you up with a great website and coaching for success.
- *Flights not included
- *Vaccinations & visas are also not included in the price
Project: Vulnerable Children
Project: Vulnerable Children
Unemployment and poverty are widespread with 82% living on less than $2 a day. From a housing finance perspective, few self-employed people earn sufficient to qualify for a home loan.
The homes constructed during the build will consist of 3-4 rooms created from cement blocks. For each house that is built, volunteers will also construct a pit latrine for the families.
Decent housing in urban areas remains unattainable and unaffordable for most people and slums abound. Most struggle to afford the frequent necessary repairs to their mud and grass thatched roof homes. Cracked and broken walls invite rain and rodents into houses, which in turn pose serious health risks. Families are crowded into a single room, which usually also serve as a kitchen. Children are exposed daily to life-threatening environments.
Typical Volunteer Activities
- Mixing mortar
- Painting roof timber
- Breaking blocks
- Compacting house floors
- Fixing door frames
- Laying bricks
- Building new walls
About our building projects
It is important to note that these building projects are not dependent on volunteers, nor created for the sole purpose of “entertaining” them (e.g. voluntourism).
Every day around the world local builders are working on our projects, creating local jobs, and boosting the economy. Volunteers bring a crucial boost to the productivity and a valuable reminder that compassionate people want to help these families and communities to thrive.
In 2019, join a dedicated team in Zambia, one of the most beautifully diverse countries of Africa, to support us in building houses for vulnerable families and communities.
Make Your Impact
This is your unique opportunity to help families build their homes by raising vital funds and directly contributing to our work on the ground. Your days on the construction site, building side by side with the community, will make a real difference for families who need of a safe place to call home. Join a team of volunteers who share your passion for travel with a purpose and see what you can achieve.
We build in Zambia because vulnerable families deserve substantial housing. Zambia is facing an enormous housing shortage with 1.3 million citizens unable to access safe or decent housing. This housing deficit is projected to reach over 3.3 million by 2030.
We build real homes that have the power to improve health and education, create strong communities and safety for vulnerable people, allowing them to thrive and not just survive.Read more
Be A Part of Something Bigger
Volunteers are at the heart of Habitat for Humanity’s mission to create a world where everyone has a place to call home. Our volunteers are dedicated, caring individuals who embrace opportunities to make new friends, explore new places, and change the lives of others – and themselves – for the better. Become a part of our global community and the heartbeat of change.
I believe that all of our faiths have shared values around serving in the community and serving people in need. Out of that shared value, we can build relationships and build community. Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International
- 22 June – Arrive in Lusaka, meet the team, and welcome dinner
- 23 June – Team orientation, free time, and transfer to Kabwe
- 24 – 28 June – Build on site
- 29 June – Cultural Activities, and transfer back to Lusaka
- 30 June – Depart for UK or onward travel
You will stay at a hotel near the construction site (this allows us to boost local jobs too!) Everyone will stay in twin rooms, sharing it with another team member.All the meals are included. Typically breakfast is at the hotel, lunch is on-site or nearby, and dinner is at the hotel or a nearby restaurant.
Flights are not included in the trip cost, you need to organise them yourself.You can arrange to travel with other team members if you wish to - we let everyone organise their flights according to their own preferences. We can meet you at the airport or hotel.
We are not medical professionals, so before you travel please consult your GP or a travel clinic about the risks associated with your destination and what jabs you will need. The Fit for Travel website is a great starting point for identifying common risks such as malaria, zika, and other diseases.
Friends & Family
Yes - you can come with a friend or as a group - the more the merrier! You must be aged 18 to take part in the build on your own. If you are aged 16 or 17 you can sign up but, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
All volunteers will be covered for emergency medical care in country through our insurance policy with Chubb. The coverage period is for the build dates only and cannot be extended for personal travel. Please note that this is emergency medical and evacuation insurance only and does not cover personal items or flights, therefore it is worth considering supplemental travel insurance.
Meet the team
Begin your adventure
To begin your adventure, create your fundraising page. In just minutes, you can build and customise your page, then start sharing the link with your friends, family, and colleagues. Be sure to register for the build before creating your fundraising page.