Volunteers who have served in Zambia consider it to be the ""quintessential Peace Corps"" experience due to the rural traditional communities where Volunteers are placed, the warmth and friendliness of the Zambian people and the supportive professional environment in which they work.
Volunteers serving in Zambia under the Linking Income, Food and Environment (LIFE) project have an opportunity to work with rural communities to improve their food and nutrition security with sustainable agriculture while working to protect one of Zambia’s greatest resources: the forests that cover more than two-thirds of Zambia’s land area.
Volunteers focus on building the capacity of rural community members to be food secure in ways that do not destroy natural resources. Volunteers also work with community partners to promote the incorporation of agroforestry technologies in the farming system, help to enhance soil and water management practices, and teach improved gardening and tree planting techniques. They provide training in basic business skills, such as planning, record keeping, and marketing for farmers who are interested in scaling up their activities. And, they work to increase dietary diversity by conducting trainings and cooking demonstrations at the household level.
The most successful Volunteers in Zambia are extremely flexible and adaptable, and have a passion for inspiring others. Peace Corps Zambia offers exceptional technical training during Pre-Service Training for those with the motivation to learn about the Environment and Food Security.
Please note that the Government of Zambia requires all Volunteers to hold a College Degree upon arrival in-country. If you have not completed your degree at the time of departure, you will not be able to serve in Zambia.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check