INTERNATIONAL Students, visitors, and Volunteers

do you want to learn about sustainable development and rights-based activities?
do you want to contribute to poverty alleviation and reduced inequalities? 

Then RN may be of interest to you:


Response Network offers a unique experience from the rural setting in Southern Province, Zambia.

As an International student/visitor/volunteer, you will learn about the Zambian society and culture as well as experience everyday life in a host family.

You will also learn about sustainable community development and the unique RN self-help concept that is applied in a wide range of areas such as health and social work, education, agriculture, and sports. Click here to learn more about our projects.


Contact our Administration Officer, Frayor Chabauni -

Please also find our Visitors Guide here for guiding your preparations and stay with us.



Response Network facilitates placement, field work and visits for groups and individual students at different levels; colleges, bachelor, and masters degree programs in any of the nine core programs.

-Short Programs: 1-5 Weeks 
-Longer Programs: 6-12 Weeks

-Accommodation in a host family in the rural area

-Guidance of RN Staff/Volunteers

-Professional supervision can be arranged



-As a visitor, you will be introduced to the organization, philosophy, the self-help concept and to the different programs the organization runs.

-You may experience any of the nine core programs RN facilitates in the rural areas.


-As a volunteer, you can participate in RN activities in the rural areas and be attached to any of our nine core programs.

-You will work on a contract agreed on by both parties and the work will not be on payment basis.

-The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (click here to learn more) offers funding for unpaid traineeship for job experience.


  • Introduction to Zambian culture and community
  • Introduction to the RN philosophy and self-help strategy
  • Placement/field work with any of our programs
  • Accommodation in the rural area (assignment to a host family within the community)
  • Guidance from RN staff/volunteers
  • Professional counselling and supervision. RN works with institutions and individuals in different fields who offer counselling and supervision
  • Accommodation in Livingstone. RN can organize accommodation in a lodge with one of our recommended partners
  • Transport

costs involved:

  • Facilitation Fee
  • Accommodation and food in the rural areas
  • Transport

NB: The total costs involved depends on your program and length of stay. Please contact for further details.

How to apply 

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Please fill out the form. 

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