Special Hope Network

Bellevue, Zambia, Africa
Special Hope Network is a faith-based, Christian organization called to bear witness to God’s glory through caring for children with intellectual disabilities in Zambia by equipping families and caregivers to provide these children with a loving home, holistic health, and exceptional education and therapies.

Volunteering Activities

Social Work

What We Need

We take volunteers on a very limited basis, and only then when they have skills or abilities that enhance our ministry work with children with intellectual disabilities in Zambia (medical professionals, Special Ed teachers, SLPs, OT/PTs). It is usually not very efficient for our organization to train and host people temporarily. We typically want people to commit to at least 1 year minimum service because of the cost and hassle of getting a visa and volunteer work permit, etc.

When & Who

All year round.
Yes, we require a minimum of 12 Months
Preferably 2 years or more
Individuals, Family with Kids

What we Provide

Types: Other

We will help you to find appropriate accomodation

Types: Variety

Daily lunch is provided

First Aid

Our Fees

$60 daily
$1500 One-time

One time fees would included airfare, visas and work permits, etc.

2 Reviews

More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pretrip Assistance
Pick Up/Drop Off

Assistance with finding housing, transportation for volunteer work activities, as well as the opportunity to work underneath licensed professionals such as Special Education teachers and Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs).

You must be able to support yourself during your time period of volunteering, including your travel and living expenses. We recommend budgeting approximately $1800 USD per month, which includes rent.

Contact Person

Laura Menenberg
PO Box 50543 Bellevue, WA 98015, Bellevue, Zambia.

Other Ways to support us

We are an evangelical Christian organization, although we do have employees and volunteers that do not share our faith.

Additional Info about Us

20 to 50 people

Working with our Community Care Center team to help care for our students with intellectual disabilities.


We follow the Zambian school calendar, which coincides with the calendar year. There are three trimesters (Jan-Mar, May-July, and Sep-Nov).