- Participate on a volunteer project named ”Outstanding Volunteer Project 2017″ in the Global Youth Travel Awards
- Build environmentally sustainable structures for local communities
- Use innovative building techniques, including eco-bricking
- Reduce litter and educate local people on the importance of waste management
- Live and work near one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the majestic Victoria Falls and enjoy some of the amazing tourist activities that Livingstone has to offer
- Enjoy opportunities to visit the neighboring countries of Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe on exciting optional excursions
Is this project right for you?
Are you passionate about the environment? Do you love using your hands? Do you love working outdoors? Don’t mind getting a bit grubby? Do you care and worry about litter? Can you put in a hard day’s work?
STILL WITH US? Welcome to the team!
What will you build with?
A large part of this project will be building things through a process called Eco-Bricking. This is a unique, sustainable and FREE way to make bricks to build incredible structures. An Eco-Brick is a PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottle filled with soft plastics. This includes cellophane, chip packets, sweet wrappers, plastic bags and anything else that can’t easily be recycled. Once it’s all stuffed and packed into the bottle, the bottle is screwed closed and then used as a building brick.
How does eco-bricking help the environment?
The eco-bricks we use to build can be used as a self-sustaining building material, helping to minimize the environmental impact of litter.
To make this possible, our volunteers not only actively participate in litter picking, collecting plastic bottles and trash from local hotels, and eco-brick creation with the litter they find, but also provide environmental and eco-education to the local communities. The objective to teach them about the importance of waste management, and also the impact litter is having on their environment. By teaching local communities and incentivizing them to use eco-bricks, we are contributing to a whole new generation of environmentally-aware young people.
What could you build?
The wheels have been set in motion for the following builds:
- Three-ward hospital building for a local community
- Expand Zambezi Sawmills Community School so that they may qualify as a government school and receive government funding
- Two further ablution blocks for a disabled community, preserving their dignity
- An expansion of the chicken coop and an additional piggery at Linda Farm
- Working on the Girl Impact Food Garden project