Below you will find information about all the ways you can volunteer with On Call Africa. Whether this is from your own home sharing your expertise remotely or heading out to Zambia as a volunteer coordinator or doctor.
After reading about our opportunities, you might still have questions or perhaps you want to help out in other ways not currently listed.
We’d love to hear more from you and you can send us questions via email or schedule a call back with our team to discuss them over the phone or Skype.
Volunteer your Expertise Remotely
Our remote volunteers come from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds and are currently involved with quality improvement projects, reviewing the resources we use to deliver medical care, provide training and raise health awareness messages as well as providing technical knowledge to change the way we use digital technology to collect, share data and manage finances.
Volunteers that support our quality improvement projects (QIP) are called QI Champions and you can find out more about the role by downloading a Quality Improvement (QI) Champion/Lead role description.
If you are a Zambian and would like to be part of a group that helps to review the resources we create, we also have a role that aims to critically review resources so that they are the best that they can be for Zambian health professionals and volunteers. You can find out more about the role by downloading a Quality Improvement (QI) Reviewer role description.
It’s essential that remote volunteers are used to managing their own workload and are motivated to direct their work with the support of our team. If you have read the role descriptions above but what you have to offer doesn’t quite fit you can still apply to share other specialisms, you can use your application form to state what area of expertise you are looking to share and in what ways you will be able to use this expertise to help strengthen our charity.
Simply apply online to volunteer remotely by clicking the link below and tell us the skills you’re looking to share. We’re looking forward to hearing more about the journey we can take together with your expertise.
Volunteer as a Coordinator
As a volunteer coordinator, no one day or week will be the same. Your role will often require long journeys into the bush where you will camp in remote communities for a week at a time with a team of staff and volunteer doctors. You will be integral to our mission, to improve the health of Zambians by empowering volunteers to take a lead in the provision of mobile clinics, health worker training and health awareness education.
Based in Livingstone, you will be responsible for understanding the motivations and needs of volunteers throughout their recruitment, on boarding, and coordination on the ground, offering support where it is needed. Working alongside a programme team you will help to ensure programme activity runs smoothly and take an active role in monitoring and evaluating the success of our volunteering program and other ongoing projects.
Volunteer coordinator placements last for between 6 and 12 months, starting in either January or July. Accommodation, flights, insurance and a monthly stipend is provided.
You can find out more about the role by downloading a volunteer coordinator role description.
We’re currently recruiting a volunteer coordinator who is available to start in:
- July 2022 for 6-12 months (1 of 1 Vacancy Remaining)
- January 2023 for 6-12 months (1 of 1 Vacancy Remaining)
Volunteer as a Doctor in Zambia
Are you looking to experience medicine in a challenging, under-resourced environment?
Does the concept of spending most of your time in the African bush, driving to remote villages in an off-road vehicle, camping in village schools and working with Zambian volunteers and health workers to improve healthcare in their community sound appealing?
Volunteering in Zambia with On Call Africa is a truly life changing experience and we’re recruiting teams of eight Doctors to support our mission. Volunteer doctors pay a contribution towards project costs and arrange their own air travel, travel insurance and visas – you can find out more these costs and the role by downloading a Volunteer Doctor Role Description and reading our Volunteer Fact Sheet.
As a Volunteer Doctor you’ll be working on mobile medical clinics, bringing medical care to communities who have no access to healthcare facilities in rural Zambia. Clinics provide doctors with a good opportunity to experience a mix of infectious diseases, chronic illness and acute medicine. The mobile medical service includes health education workshops and our community health worker training programme is something in which you will be very much involved; training and assessing local community health volunteers both in their villages and during residential training weeks in Livingstone.
You can apply to volunteer throughout 2021 and 2022. We’re currently recruiting Volunteer Doctors who are available between:
- September – November 2021 (6 of 8 Vacancies Remaining)
- February – April 2022 (8 of 8 Vacancies Remaining)
- May – July 2022 (8 of 8 Vacancies Remaining)
- September – November 2022 (6 of 8 Vacancies Remaining
If you’d like to discuss a custom date range that isn’t listed above, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can talk about this together.
If your feeling nostalgic, you can download an application form by clicking here. Fill it in using a word processor or a good old fashioned pen then email or post it to us.