REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEER TEAMS
We cannot fulfill our vision without your help. Volunteer teams multiply our efforts in extending God’s Kingdom more rapidly. We desire to provide an opportunity for you, your church and your organization to achieve your destiny in God. One way we can accomplish this is through giving you an opportunity to be part of God’s redemptive plan in Zambia. A short-term visit is generally 1-3 weeks.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to send a team. We look forward, in partnership with you, to start planning a life changing experience.
Below are our prerequisites for all individuals who form part of a volunteer team. Your application, or request to send a team only initiates the invitation process. We will read your information and pray about how God may plan to use you here. We will appreciate your prayerful patience before making final plans until we have confirmed that your application is successful.
Those volunteering with us need to have a personal commitment to Christ Jesus and a hunger for a deeper walk with Him.
Volunteers need to be willing to submit to authority and demonstrate a servant’s heart. Unless traveling with a parent or team, visitors must be at least 18 years of age.
You need to be self-financed. You are responsible to raise your own support to cover both personal and work related expenses for the team. Samba Land is under no obligation to cover the costs of any work or projects you undertake under the auspices of Samba Land.
You need to be sent and recommended by your local church or Christian sending organization. We require a written recommendation and character references for team members. You’ll need proper ministry experience in line with the role you wish to fulfill while in Zambia.
We require that you are all covered with emergency medical insurance for the duration of your term in Zambia. This is essential for all who visit or work in Zambia, whether for a few days or several years. Most domestic medical insurance plans do not cover foreign travel, so check with your plan administrator to verify your coverage. If you need additional coverage, you can talk to your travel agent. Alternatively, you can give us proof that you have sufficient finances in case of any emergency.
We will send you a letter of invitation that will be necessary for your visa application. Individuals from most countries will be able to get their ‘Business Visa’ upon arrival in Zambia. It is your responsibility to confirm details with the Zambian Embassy in your country of relevance.
Your team leader will need to submit the following completed and signed forms and documents for each member of your team to the Zambia Project’s leadership upon your arrival in Zambia:
2. Information we Need
To assist us with our planning and with drawing up your team’s ministry program while in Zambia, please provide us with the following as soon as you have the details:
- Arrival and departure dates.
- The number of members in your team as well as their names and ages.
- Please also send us the area that each individual wishes to be involved, his or her gifting, skills & experience.
The list can look something like this:
- Peter Miller, 25 years old. Would like to work with orphans, is a gifted piano player and has experience in teaching pre-scholars for 3 years.
- Susan Strauss, 50 years old. Would like to work with vulnerable women, loves knitting and has led a cell group at church for 4 years.
We strive as best we can to place individuals where they would like to serve, but our respective ministry leaders might not be available, or it might not fit into your team’s program.