Volunteer Zambia – Developing People, Inspiring a Nation

volunteerzambia-blackThe University of Bath, through the Department of Sports Development & Recreation, is part of the Wallace Group who have a strong partnership for the effective delivery of the Volunteer Zambia project.

University of Bath students have the opportunity to spend six weeks volunteering in the heart of Lusaka, Zambia in a sports development capacity working with our partner NGO Sport in Action.

Successful Student Sport Development Officers will focus on ONE of the following areas:

  • Volleyball and netball development – coaching delivery, coach and umpire development; and upskilling current Zambian volunteers
  • Football development – coaching delivery; and identifying, recruiting and working with female coaches as a mentor to enhance their coach education experience
  • Basketball development – coaching delivery to upskill officials and referees and train more Zambian referees
  • Female ambassador – work within the Girls in Action programme to support, encourage and empower female leaders and participants
  • PE practitioners – help to train Zambian staff and support the delivery and development of structured school PE sessions
  • Sports management and leadership – deliver agreed sport management projects (policy and process development, facility development, sport league co-ordinators, sports leadership training and mentor future trainers)

Apply now for summer 2017

We are looking for four student volunteers who wish to leave their comfort zone and challenge themselves – individuals who have an ambition for a career in PE teaching or coaching and are passionate about volunteering and international development – to lead on this year’s project in Lusaka between June and September 2017.

Read the Sports Development Officer Role Description [PDF] and apply by filling out the application form [Word Doc] and returning to Sarah McMillan on

Deadline: 14th October 2016 (interviews take place week commencing 17th October 2016)

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All updates related to the project can be found on the Wallace Group Universities’ website:


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