Who We Are
Volunteer Zambia is an international volunteering programme run by the Wallace Group – a collaboration between eight leading UK universities – that supports the work of Zambian sports NGO, Sport in Action. Together, we use sport as a tool to engage, educate and empower young people both in Zambia and the UK.
What we do
The eight universities that form the Wallace Group share a commitment to the establishment and sustainable practices of International Development and work with the Zambian government, and other sport stakeholders to support the delivery of Zambia’s strategy for sport.
Our principal focus is sport development through our long term strategic partnership with leading Zambian sports NGO Sport in Action, who deliver development programmes to thousands of young people each week.
Every year, around 80-100 student and staff volunteers from eight of the top universities in the UK join forces to support Sport in Action to deliver coaching and development projects in Zambia’s capital city of Lusaka. We offer roles focussing on enhancing sport specific developments that will provide opportunities for Zambian young people to develop as players, coaches, and leaders. Volunteers work across a variety of different areas, from sports coaching, teaching, sports development, marketing, media and events.