Reforestation and Environmental Education Volunteer Project, Livingstone, Zambia

Join an exciting reforestation and eco education project at the mighty Victoria Falls in Zambia!
Zambia has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. We are working on ways to fight this and you can assist us! As a volunteer, you’ll be planting trees at schools and in previously deforested areas (now protected), and spreading education. It’s a great way of getting your hands dirty, sharing and learning about climate change issues and exploring this beautiful corner of Africa!
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We made this video to promote our July 2012 event which kickstarted this volunteer project.
Have a look and join us for what will soon become an ongoing project in Livingstone. Also check out the video of Trees for Zambia 2012. Sign up using the form below or email zambia@greenpop.org to apply now.


Highlights of Project:

■ Help start a reforestation and education process in Zambia; a country with one of the highest deforestation rates in the world
■ Plant fruit trees at schools, which helps with food security and teaches the importance of trees
■ Help promote conservation farming methods to small-scale farmers
■ Learn about climate change, reforestation, and other environmental issues
■ Explore Zambia, a beautiful country in the heart of sub-Saharan Africa
■ Enjoy some of the many activities Livingstone has to offer, such as white water rafting, game drives and elephant back safaris
■ Accommodation and all meals are included

Our Aims for this Project are to:

■ Plant indigenous trees in forest concessions, National Parks, and other protected areas, so that a process of reforestation is started. (One of our planting locations is the World Heritage Site at the Victoria Falls, so right by the falls themselves.)
■ Plant fruit trees at schools, together with the schools’ students, so that a) children learn about and take ownership of trees and b) the trees provide healthy food for children, who often depend on the meals their school provides
■ Develop a culture of planting trees withing local communities by educating people on the importance of trees, offering alternatives to the extreme dependency on charcoal, and promoting conservation farming methods to subsistence farmers
■ Create a direct value for trees by starting micro tree nurseries at schools, community centers, and on small-scale farms. We will buy the trees back once they are big enough, thereby providing a substantial additional income to community members.

Your Role:

As a volunteer, you will be very much part of every aspect of our project. You’ll play a vital role in the project by helping us plant trees and involving the local community in the conservation of their environment. You will be planting indigenous trees in deforested National Parks and forest concessions in and around Livingstone.
You’ll also be planting fruit trees at schools around Livingstone, together with local children. Apart from planting trees at schools, you will be involved in educating children on the importance of their natural environment, and on how they can play an active role in preserving it.
This is an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in the Zambian culture, to learn from this unique cultural exchange, and to give children some vital knowledge about sustainable living.

Duration:

You can volunteer with us for 2 to 6 weeks.

Requirements:

Anyone can join, as long as you’re 17 years or older, and in good health. To apply, fill in the form above and we’ll get back to you or email marleen@greenpop.org today.

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