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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’ hub sites are central venues within a community, offering sport specific training and competition.

Located, owned and run within the community they serve, the sites are focused on the creation of pathways, the empowerment and development of young individuals within the community (primarily women and girls), and have an underlying focus on sustainability.


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.

Recent News

Assistant Project Manager Applications Now Live!

This fantastic opportunity will run from the 23rd May to the 3rd October 2020.

Role Purpose: 

To assist the in-country Project Manager in working with Sport in Action (SIA) and the Wallace Group (WG) to project manage and operationalise the objectives of the ‘Volunteer Zambia’ project during the 4-month project in 2020. This includes assisting the Project Manager with the oversight, leadership, co-ordination and supervision of all activity at SIA placements and Community Sports Hubs (CSH’S) by liaising with SIA and UK staff.

For more information please see below.

Assistant Project Manager Role Description

Volunteer Zambia Assistant Project Manager Application Form 2019-2020

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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