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Project Luangwa does not run an official 'for profit' volunteer scheme. When we advertise for a volunteer you can be sure that we need your skills and that you will make a difference. We do not charge but do expect that you cover all your own expenses including airfares, transport in and around Mfuwe, accommodation and food.
So what can I do?
You'd be surprised at the skills we need.
Librarians and Library Assistants - With the new library at Mfuwe Day Secondary School complete we need volunteers to man the library, catalogue books, help the kids study, run book clubs, just generally instil a love of books and reading as well as teach kids how to use a library and choose a book.  We feel this would be a great opportunity for newly trained librarians or for someone who just loves books.  you will be working with teenagers aged 14 and above.  Minimum 1 month but we prefer at least a 3 month stay.
Techy Stuff - someone to design us a new website.
Arts and Crafts - at the Women's Craft Workshop we are always on the look out for someone to come and teach a suitable craft skill to local women. This may vary from sewing or crocheting  to printing techniques such as lino cutting and card making - basically making anything that is sellable. We are particularly interested in finding someone who knows how to work with leather, artists and experienced lino cutters. Whatever your skill, if you'd like to help, please get in touch.  
Office help - There are times in the year when we are particularly hard pushed to keep up with the office work and deal with all our sponsored students. December through to the end of February are our busiest times, but also later in the year in May and August.  throughout the year we need someone to help with general office work. 
Special Skills on longer projects with lots of new projects planned we will be needing people with special skills. These may range from sewing to website design or business skills to building project management.  If you have a skill why not contact us to see if and when we need you. 
Practical Projects - we also need someone familiar with the buiding trade /construction to project manage one or more of the many buildng projects we have on the go.  Please be aware that whilst we used to take volunteer teachers for work in schools we no longer do so. However we may be interested in someone coming to set up a reading scheme in the long term.  
What do I do next?
First download the Volunteer's Guide (left) and take time to decide if volunteering in Africa is for you.  Next contact us to see if and when we may need you. Then complete the Volunteer's Form and email it to  We will get back to you and let you know if your application has been successfull. 
What else can I do whilst I'm there?
You'll have plenty of time to go on game drives in the National Park and this can be arranged at your lodge or camp. Each lodge has a swimming pool and relaxing over sun downers by the river is a favourite way to relax too. 
We are also listed on the Ethical Volunteer -

Click on an image to read about Project Luangwa volunteer's experiences  .  .  .  .

World Challenge:
14 volunteers go to
Kakumbi Basic School
The Willoughby's:
Two couples cheer up
Kawaza Basic School
Kris Biddle:
 Six weeks teaching at Katapila Community School  


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