Impact Zambia – Fall 2022

Volunteer and Impact! Professional Development Practice - with Jewish Spirit

This fall, join a group of like-minded adventurers and activists in a life changing service learning experience in rural Zambia. Work alongside local and international activists to create sustainable change for rural communities, while participating in Tevel’s training experience, introducing you to one of the most important movements on the current global agenda – ensuring that all mankind have a chance for a full and dignified life, including ample food and clean water, no matter who they are and where they live.

Location: Zambia
Starting: September 5, 2022
Ending: December 4, 2022
Main service areas: Research, Public Health, Sustainable Agriculture, Education

Program Partners

This program is funded in partnership with

Pears Foundation

Shalom Corps

Who should apply?

Outstanding service learning opportunity for college students, aspiring development practitioners, farmers, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and anyone interested in understanding global poverty and how it can be healed.

We are looking for young adults, between twenty and thirty five years old, from Israel and the Diaspora seeking a meaningful service opportunity focused on the socio economic challenges in Zambia, and the global south in general.

  • Are you eager to engage and impact lives in rural communities?
  • Do you work well in an intercultural team?
  • Are you willing to take on a challenging role that will provide new skills and experience, while creating lasting impact?
  • Are you willing to spend 3 months in a rural setting in Zambia?
  • Are you intrigued by the connection between service and Jewish
    values?
  • The program will provide a Kosher and Shabbat friendly environment.
  • Please take the time to review the volunteer roles below and indicate your areas of experience and interest. 

Logistics and structure

Structure

Participants will spend 3 months in Zambia as a group, dividing their time between service roles within projects with Tevel's local partners, and a fully facilitated and subsidized academic program run by Tevel's Israeli staff.

After a one week orientation and opening seminar participants will travel to their respective project sites as smaller groups, and receive professional onboarding and orientation for their specific roles. Periodically the cohort will convene for weekend seminars.

Curriculum

Volunteers will participate in a unique academic and professional curriculum, contextualizing the service across several disciplines, in addition to providing practical tools and experience. Starting from pre-flight zoom sessions and recommended readings, through in-country orientation and onboarding, followed by weekly sessions and monthly weekend seminars and concluding in an end seminar, participants will engage in an array of activities and training across the following themes:

  • International Development – Ethics, History and Politics
  • Tikkun Olam – Social Justice in the Jewish Tradition
  • Local Challenges, Global Context
  • Storytelling and Advocacy training
  • Research project – assessing impact and best practices in the field

Logistics and Costs

Accommodation, food transportation and  programming  are all planned by Tevel staff and with support of our local partners. Participants will share rural living arrangements within small co-ed groups. Limited power and network access, no indoor plumbing and limited access to services and food selection should be expected.

Transportation will be based on Tevel's vehicles (self driving), public transport, rented vans, bicycles and walking.

The program is 80% subsidized through our partnership with the Israeli Shalom-Corps, covering all costs of accommodation, ground transportation, food and educational programming. Participants are expected to cover their own International travel and participation fee of $900 ($10 a day, for 90 days), in addition to Visa and insurance costs.

VRD

Volunteer Role Descriptions

FAQ's

Further Details​

Registration

Apply for the program - please review the Volunteer Role Descriptions!

We will be holding a monthly Q&A session for applicants. To receive invitations please leave your details in the form below.
Application ends: July 10, 2022

We are currently fundraising $50,000 for a Matching Challenge, to support a new project Tevel’s Sustainable ״Agriculture Innovation center in Zambia״.

If you’d like to join the matching challenge, please let us know in your note.

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