Read. Listen. Change Lives.

If you are aged between 18-75, have a passion for reading, are happy to mentor children and are willing to take the journey of a lifetime – we would love to hear from you.

You can volunteer for as little as 14 days or stay for the length of an entire project term. The choice is yours.

Want to know more? Contact us 0208 099 9280 or email us at

Volunteering in Zambia

UNICEF estimate that 30% of boys and 40% of girls leave school in Zambia unable to read.

A lack of materials and class sizes of 80 or more remain a constant obstacle to learning. Teachers do not have the time or opportunity to help with individual and smaller group learning.

By becoming a volunteer reading assistant, you can provide the kind of dedicated support that can make all the difference as you partner with teachers and classroom assistants.

The Book Bus volunteer project in 2018 will be working in Livingstone over the school holiday period to run reading clubs for children on vacation.  As a volunteer you’ll help transform lives in a cluster of 10 schools in and around Livingstone and run reading workshops in the local library.

You do not need any special teaching skills or experience. If you can read, listen and engage with activities you are who we are looking for.

Where? Livingstone

Age: 18-75 (under 18’s by special arrangement)

Accommodation: Comfortable camping

Food: Group self-catering

Support: Pre-departure induction, in-country co-ordinator, 24-hour emergency support

Project dates:  August – September

When to apply: Only 12 volunteer placements are available so please apply as soon as you can.