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Who We Are

Volunteer Zambia is an international sport programme run by the Wallace Group – a collaboration between leading UK ‘sport’ universities – we support and work with the leading Zambian sports NGO, Sport in Action. Together, we use sport to engage, educate and empower young people in Zambia and the UK.

The Volunteer Zambia Foundation is the recognised charity of the Wallace Group and supports the work of Sport in Action and the Volunteer Zambia project.

Mission Statement

“To utilise the collective knowledge and experience across the institutions to codesign sustainable sport development programmes that provide pathways for increasing participation and create opportunities for education and leadership, and by doing so enhance the lives of young people in Zambia (and beyond).”

What we do

Our principal focus is sport development for young people through our long term strategic partnership with leading Zambian sports NGO Sport in Action.

The universities that form the Wallace Group share a commitment to the establishment and sustainable practices of international development and work with our primary partner, the NGO Sport in Action, the Zambian government, and other sport stakeholders to support the delivery of Zambia’s sports strategy in relation to young people and sustainable community participation.


to work with Sport in Action to establish countrywide sustainable sport programmes that empower communities and provide pathways for young Zambians in participation, leadership and life skills

Recent News

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ACE2Zambia 2024 Fundraising Target Smashed!

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New Chair of the Wallace Group

We are excited to announce that Ben O’Connell, Director of Sport at Cardiff Metropolitan University…

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Student Project

Every year, around 50-60 students and staff volunteers from our universities in the UK join forces with colleagues at Sport in Action to deliver sustainable sport for young people in some of Zambia’s poorest communities.

We do this primarily through our sport specific hub sites.

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 disciplines, from sports coaching, teaching, sports development, marketing, media and events.

We are focussed on ensuring what we do is sustainable year round within those communities and that they focus on providing, encouraging and empowering women and girls.

Volunteer Zambia