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Volunteer Overseas - Zambia


Volunteer Overseas - Zambia



At a Glance

  • Start Date:03/07/2020
  • End Date:03/08/2020
  • Closing date:08/12/2019
  • Post Updated:30/09/2019
  • Min Hours:8
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Garda Vetting, References


We are recruiting enthusiastic volunteers for our 4-week placement in Mazabuka, Zambia, which takes place from early July to early August.

SERVE volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Applicants must be willing to get stuck-in, open to learning about new cultures and perspectives, and able to live and work with a diverse group of people. Online applications open on the 14th October

Please note that there is a volunteer fundraising target of €2,995. Fundraising support is provided, but reaching the target is the responsibility of the individual volunteer. 

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

  • Facilitating youthwork and youth leadership training.
  • Facilitating creative arts and sports activities.
  • Immersion into life in Zambia. 
  • Unstructured engagement with the people of Mazabuka, through working side-by-side, playing sport or games, or through general conversation.
  • Development education.

Skills required for this role:

This placement is open to individuals with a variety of backgrounds and skills. Volunteers must be willing to get stuck in and enjoy working with children and teenagers. A background in youthwork, creative arts or teaching is an advantage.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
3 Training Days. These take place on Saturdays in Cork - One in February, one in April, one in May/June. 4 week overseas placement in July / August 1 Next Step debriefing weekend in October. This is an important and mandatory component of the programme.

Minimum time commitment per week:
8 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
We will make contact and arrange an interview once you have completed your application form. We look forward to hearing from you!


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Fiachra Brennan

Address: SERVE, Scala, Castle Road, Blackrock, Cork


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