The cost of this trip for each volunteer is a tax deductible donation of $550 to Global First Responder. Volunteers are also responsible for purchasing their international airfare to the arrival airport.
About the trip: GFR has been invited to provide primary health care and dental care in the area around Livingstone, Zambia. Our team will provide medical care, dental care, health education, and oral hygiene education to rural villages, in a large adult prison, and for incarcerated juveniles. In addition to primary care, this team will also focus on midwifery, teaching in a school for midwifery and providing care to pregnant women, including incarcerated women and their children.
Sustainability: GFR is partnering with a Dental Therapy School dedicated to graduating outstanding Dental Therapists. In partnership with GFR, these graduate students will act as translators while gaining valuable experience in how medical issues affect dental health. They will see how important it is to provide care for the whole person. They will also have the opportunity to provide supervised care for many dental patients, enhancing their skills and fostering their love for their chosen profession.
Our Midwives will not only provide education for Midwives on topics of their choice but will also continue to develop GFRs focus on building a worldwide network for midwives to share information and continuing education.
Arrivals and Departures for the Medical and Dental Team: Please arrive in Livingstone, Zambia (Airport Code: LVI) on June 10, 2023. You will have full day clinics on June 11, 12, 14, 15, and a half day clinic on June 16. The team will have a rest day for sightseeing or shopping on June 13. Departures may be scheduled for late on June 16 or anytime on June 17. If you choose to stay until June 17, GFR will provide your hotel on the night of June 16 followed by breakfast on June 17. Please see the “after the trip” section for more information on staying longer in Zambia, known for Victoria Falls and the BIG 5.
What’s Included: This trip includes lodging, transportation, translators, water, and meals from June 10 (dinner only on June 10) – June 17 (breakfast only on June 17). 3 meals per day are included from June 11 – June 16. All transportation is included from June 11 – June 16 with the exception of the rest day, depending on your choice of activity. Clinic supplies and any special projects are covered by GFR.
What’s Not Included: Your international airfare, snacks and drinks other than water, vaccines, and pre/post trip travel costs and expenses, trip insurance, your e-visa (required for US citizens, see below for link), and any post- trip adventures you wish to engage in while in Africa! Food prior to dinner on June 10 and after breakfast on June 17 is not included. Airport transportation is not provided but is easy to get and inexpensive. You may be responsible for your transportation on the rest day, depending on your choice of activities.
Please use this link for your e-visa: Link for e-visa
Cost: The cost of this trip is $TBD per person plus airfare. You are responsible for purchasing airfare that meets the required arrival and departure times. We always suggest giving yourself extra time for delayed or cancelled flights and that you purchase trip insurance from a reputable carrier. This trip is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You or your donors will receive a tax receipt upon making your donation.
How is your cost calculated?: At Global First Responder we strive to keep your costs low and our quality high. We value your participation and willingness to volunteer your time and expertise. Everyone at Global First Responder is also a volunteer, donating their time to administrative tasks and paying their own way to participate in medical and construction missions around the world and here at home. The fee you pay covers the actual cost of your expenses in country including lodging, transportation, meals, and translator fees and expenses. At GFR, no one is paid a salary and everyone is a passionate volunteer, doing our part to help drive our mission of “One World, One Family”.
After the trip: There is so much to do in Zambia that it is hard for us to choose what to highlight for you! Amazing safaris with the BIG 5, a visit to an animal sanctuary, time at Victoria Falls (bring a raincoat – there is a lot of water all about!) or wonderful shopping and people watching.
Safari Information: Zambia has all the Big Five, but rhino are extremely rare and confined to the Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls) and North Luangwa National Parks. Elephant, buffalo and lion are common across multiple parks however, and Kafue, South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi are all well-known for leopard. Kafue is the largest of the parks and South Luangwa the most famous. Mosi-oa-Tunya is an excellent park located very close to Livingstone.
If this is your first time applying in our new application system, please create a login and password. You may use this login and password for all future trips you apply for (and we hope to see you on LOTS of GFR trips!!)
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK ANY FLIGHTS UNTIL THIS ITINERARY AND YOUR PLACE ON THE TEAM HAS BEEN CONFIRMED! This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of the trip and IS NOT finalized!
If specific meals are not noted, breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included with your team fee.
June 10, 2023 (Saturday): Arrival day. Dinner is included in your team fee. You are responsible for your own transportation to the host hotel.
June 11, 2023 (Sunday): Clinic #1
June 12, 2023 (Monday): Clinic #2
June 13, 2023 (Tuesday): Clinic #3
June 14, 2023 (Wednesday): Rest day – you can choose to rest and/or shop for the day or do some sightseeing! We will give you options to help you choose something. The cost of sightseeing today is “on your own” but our bus will be available to you (depending on the needs of the team) at no charge for sightseeing and shopping near your hotel.
June 15, 2023 (Thursday): Clinic #4.
June 16, 2023 (Friday): Clinic #5. This is a 1/2 day clinic. You may depart late for home (after 8pm) or stay over for a June 17 (Saturday) departure.
June 17, 2023 (Saturday): Departures anytime throughout the day. Breakfast is included in your team fee. We hope you will stay and see more of beautiful Zambia and the rest of Africa!
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We are a volunteer organization, no member of the staff or board receives any compensation.