The University’s international volunteering programmes in Africa have been running for over 10 years and focus on both sport for development and sports development initiatives, in partnership with key local stakeholders.
Applications are now closed for Summer 2023. Please keep an eye on this page for information about Summer 2024.
Our programmes are driven by local need and delivered in partnership with local agencies, governing bodies and NGOs, vital to ensure the activities are sustainable and that any new developments not only build upon existing initiatives, but are shaped by local stakeholders. Our local partners lead and direct all aspects of student involvement before, during and after their time in Africa to ensure they meet the needs of the organisation and their community.
“This experience was undeniably one of the highlights of my time at St Andrews! Volunteering in Zambia allowed me to learn and grow with a group of like-minded students from across the country, while fully immersing ourselves in the varying communities of the placement opportunities available. I look back on the incredible learning opportunities, relationships I fostered (will forever fondly remember Chipata), and adventures from my summer in Zambia as one of the most formative experiences of my time at university.” Paige Onouye
Want to find out more? Hear from our students who have taken part in Volunteer Zambia and Volunteer Livingstone! Find out what the programmes involve and why you should consider signing up.