Volunteer Zambia

Volunteer Zambia is an international sport programme run by the Wallace Group – a collaboration between leading UK universities that supports the work of Zambian sports NGO, Sport in Action.

The Wallace Group

The Wallace Group are currently recruiting:

Assistant Project Manager.
Role Descripted can be found here: VZ APM Role Description 2022
Application form can be found here: VZ APM Application 2022

If you have any questions, or would like further information, please contact Claire Scott, Sports Development Manager on cls25@st-andrews.ac.uk

Formed in 2004, the Wallace Group is a collaboration between seven leading universities from the United Kingdom who share a commitment to the establishment and sustainable practices of international development.

Together, the group work with the Zambian government, and other sport stakeholders to support the delivery of Zambia’s strategy for sport in relation to young people and sustainable community participation.

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Durham University
  • Loughborough University
  • Northumbria University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Stirling

The group’s principal focus is sport development for young people through a long term strategic partnership with leading Zambian sports NGO Sport in Action, who use these initiatives to deliver sport for development programmes to thousands of young people each week.

Through the Volunteer Zambia project the Wallace Group is supporting a partnership between Sport in Action, the National Sports Federations and Sports Associations to develop a network of Community Sport Hub Sites across the whole of Zambia.

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The project


Each summer 50-60 student and staff volunteers from across the Wallace Group travel to Zambia’s capital city Lusaka to support Sport in Action deliver sustainable sport for young people in some of Zambia’s poorest communities.

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Student volunteers from across the Wallace Group team up and are split into three groups, with each group spending 6 weeks on placement at the various hub sites around the capital from June-October.

Students from St Andrews have the choice of volunteering within either:

Group 1
29 May to 11 July 2022
Group 2
9 July to 22 August 2022

How to apply

To apply to join the project, please download and complete the international volunteering application form and return by email to Claire Scott (Sports Development Manager): cls25@st-andrews.ac.uk

Volunteer Portal

The volunteer recognition scheme monitors, acknowledges and rewards the hard work and commitment of volunteers at St Andrews. Students can sign up to the scheme via the dedicated online portal, where they can log their volunteering hours and projects. Students who achieve Gold and Platinum awards can have their volunteering efforts formally recognised on their Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) when they graduate.