Costs – Volunteer Fees

The Project Fee covers the following costs:

Volunteer welfare and project costs including airport pick-up, project supervision, in-country 24/7 volunteer support, in-country administrative costs, accommodation and food (three healthy meals a day), all transport to and from schools/ holiday clubs, books, materials, local staff salaries, Book Bus mobile library maintenance, fuel, insurances and other associated costs.

The Project Fee is payable 6 weeks before placement start date.

The Joining Fee of £300 is a non-returnable fee that covers the following costs:

Volunteer recruitment and induction costs, scheme administration costs, project volunteer handbook and ongoing support from Book Bus project staff and communication costs.

The Joining Fee is payable when volunteer applications have been accepted and dates agreed.

Duration2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks
Joining Fee£300£300£300
Project Fee£794£1053£1329

What’s included?

  • Pre-volunteering support
  • In-country support
  • Airport pick-up and drop off (agreed Saturdays from Livingstone)
  • Accommodation
  • Food and water (self-catering)
  • Project team leader support
  • Post volunteering support
  • Airport pick-ups: Please note airport pick up from Livingstone is every Saturday. If volunteers wish to arrive on an alternative days this can be arranged for an additional cost.

What’s not included?

  • Travel costs to Livingstone, Zambia
  • Travel insurance
  • Immunization costs
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks
  • Weekend/extra trips
  • Zambian visa costs

How to apply:

Download and complete the PDF application form now:

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