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Who We Are

Volunteer Zambia is an international volunteering programme between several leading UK universities and the Zambian sports NGO, Sport in Action. We use sport as a tool to engage, educate and empower thousands of young people every week in Zambia and the UK. As part of the Wallace Group partnership, Volunteer Zambia has continued to grow as a leader in UK university volunteering initiatives.

Mission Statement

“Empowering communities and enriching the lives of young Zambian through the power of sport, leadership and education.”

Community Hub Sites

The Wallace Group is working with Sport In Action and Zambia’s National Sports Federations to develop community hub sites, with the aim of widening the impact of sport across Zambia.

Run ‘in the community, by the community, for the community’ the hub sites deliver sports programmes and life skills training to young Zambians all year round, and provide opportunities for the Zambian volunteers (the majority women and girls) who run the sites to develop skills and enrich young people’s lives within their communities.


To work together to create a legacy through the development of sport for the betterment of lives in Zambia; to create environments that allow the exchange of information, ideas and skills between the UK and Zambia.

The Project

Every year, around 100 volunteers from seven of the top universities in the UK join forces to deliver four months of coaching and development projects in the city of Lusaka, Zambia. We offer coaching, non-coaching and logistical volunteering roles, available to all students at our partner universities. Volunteers can expect to engage with teaching, sports coaching, cooking, cleaning, construction, EVERYTHING!

Volunteer Zambia

Recent News

Job Vacancy: Volunteer Zambia Project Manager

Closing Date: Friday 31 May 2019 On behalf of Sport in Action in Zambia, the Wallace…

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Community Hub-Sites come together for Netball Association of Zambia Open

On Saturday 23 March, our netball hubs from 7 communities across Lusaka descended upon the Olympic…

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2018 Zambia Street Football Network Sports Festival

Sport In Action one of the 7 Football For Good Organizations working in conjunction with…

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Sport In Action Volunteer To Represent Zambia In Berlin

Beauty Siatontola to attend the Discover Football Referees and Coaches Conference 2018. Monze ‘s Sport In Action Volunteer Beauty Siatontola is one of the 15 referees from over 25 countries across the globe chosen to represent Zambia at the discover football referees and coaches conference 2018.
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