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.
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 6 months minimum service because of the cost and hassle of getting a visa and volunteer work permit, etc.
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.
We are an evangelical Christian organization, although we do have employees and volunteers that do not share our faith.