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  • Locations: Livingstone, Zambia
  • Program Terms: Trimester 2
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 2 2019 10/04/2019 10/06/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments Program Type: Volunteer Program
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point, Not for Credit
Credit Type: Undergraduate OS Help Available: Yes
Program Description:


Zambia community banner

Preference will be given to students doing the program for credit.

About:Zambia well

Zambia Volunteering - Community Development & Environmental Change

This exciting program offered by our partner CIS Australia combines rewarding volunteer work, abundant adventure opportunities, and cultural immersion for a well balanced African experience.
As a volunteer you will live and work in the Livingstone region that consists of a populous city and expansive outlying communities on the border with Zimbabwe, just a few kilometers from the famous Victoria Falls.

Together with other volunteers from around the globe, the local NGO African Impact staff and local community members you will work on the following areas:
  • Determine what projects are most relevant and important
  • You will then co-design and execute these structures.
  • You will also help the local community through various traditional building projects – learning about eco-building and working with Eco-Bricks.
  • You will work alongside local engineers to construct approved and structurally sound buildings and structures, answering the needs of the community.
  • Structures could include community buildings, local family dwellings, water storage, benches, pump houses or classrooms. You will assist by helping with mixing cement, making and laying bricks, laying concrete floors, plastering walls, painting or refurbishing existing structures – all in a closely supervised environment.
  • You might also assist with refurbishing an old playgrounds, painting a classroom, or building various recycling stations i.e. compost bins.

Zambia sunset
"Zambia was a wonderful place to experience. I was lucky enough to make some life-long friends out of this trip from across the globe. The experience has inspired me on a new path in my future career and other volunteering opportunities." Kristie Kent

Dates: June 18th - July 7th 2018

Project Details:
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, approximately 7 hours (excluding lunch break)
Location: Livingstone, Zambia
Project Duration: 3 weeks
Support: Comprehensive, 24/7 on-site support from program coordinator and project leaders, plus CIS Australia 24/7 emergency hotline.




Location Profile

Location Profile
About LivingstoneZambia Vic Falls

Livingstone is a town in southwestern Zambia, a few kilometers from the Zambezi River and the border with Zimbabwe. It’s a hub for visitors to the Victoria Falls.
A historic British colonial city, its present population exceeds 136,897 inhabitants. It is named after David Livingstone, the British explorer and missionary who was the first European to explore the area.

About Zambia 

Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge.
Zambia has a population of 16.5 million inhabitants.
The average temperature in the summer is 30 °C , but in winter it can get as cold as 5 °C.
Zambia has approximately 12,505 identified species—63% animal species, 33% plant species and 4% bacterial and microorganism species.

Credit Information

Credit Information

Academic CreditZambia Eco Wall

Participation in volunteering programs is open to all undergraduate students. Preference will be given to students doing the program for credit.

The following units are on offer:
MWL201 - Community Based Volunteering
APE201 - Individual Professional Project

You will be awarded 30 Global Citizenship Program points for completing this project. 

Cost and Funding

Cost and Funding


Total cost: $2,838

Please note, a $500 deposit is due for payment to CIS Australia, 2 weeks after you have been issued their “Program Offer” letter.
The Final Payment is due: TBC

The Program fee includes:
  • Resources, materials, equipment, and operational costs to host volunteers
  • 3 meals per day, Monday through Friday
  • Counseling by professionally trained and highly qualified CISaustralia staff
  • Accommodation (shared) for the duration of the program
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Weekly housekeeping service
  • Arrival orientation
  • Project transportation
  • 24/7 on the ground support / emergency contact
  • Detailed pre-departure guide and counseling session
  • Optional excursions - booking and / or logistical assistance

The Program fee does not include:
  • International or domestic airfares
  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Weekend meals
  • Cost of optional excursions
  • Laundry service (available on-site for a few dollars)

OS- HELP loan
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit. This loan is added to your HELP debt and can be up to $6,665.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help

Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas as long you have a full time study load for the year. The following link will provide more information on the Youth Allowance or Austudy

Project Partner
Volunteering Project Partner

CISAustraliaCIS logo

CISaustralia is dedicated to providing Australians (and international students based in Australia) innovative, high quality overseas study, intern and volunteer experiences while promoting global awareness, inspiring personal growth and developing engaged world citizens.



Application Details

Application Details

Application ProcessAfrica map
  1. Click on Apply Now, complete personal details and questionnaire
  2. Once you complete your application (including your personal statement with a minimum of 250 words), Deakin Abroad will contact you with the next steps
  3. You have to book a meeting with your course advisor to find out if you have room within your degree to take this program for credit.
  4. Once approved, we will forward your application to CIS Australia who will assess your application
  5. Once accepted by CIS Australia, we will contact you with the next steps.