Assistant in Agriculture Initiative

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gegründet 1999
Tikodane Community Center
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Koordinator | Elke
Koordinator | Elke
Katete struggles with poor soil and lack of irrigation. Agriculture volunteers can help teach sustainable techniques and introduce new crops!
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+

The project

Our mission is to fight poverty in Katete through better education, health and entrepreneurship; helping people to help themselves while maintaining their traditional values. 

In order to achieve our mission of better health, we have established a number of health initiatives like HIV/AIDS counselling, teaching basic health to village representatives, malnutrition research, health seminars, and so much more. Katete still follows very traditional beliefs like witchcraft. Much of our work is providing education and reinforcing that education continuously. 

Volunteer work

Agriculture volunteers will be asked to first learn about the methods using currently including bag gardens, compost heaps, mud stoves, etc. Volunteers can then teach seminars or small classes about these methods or any new methods they may know! Volunteers could also develop literature about sustainable agriculture methods for participants or create a model garden for future learners.

Volunteers will also need to keep detailed reports for the Management Committee to inform them about their activities. The Tiko crew will work alongside volunteers. They are very familiar with the villages and can assist in translating as well.

How it works

The individual activities are tailored to the skills and interests of the volunteers. We encourage volunteers to  pick one of the agriculture project or combination of projects. Volunteers can also suggest a program to add to that area of concentration if the inspiration should strike them. Each project does have a different schedule and can also depend so much on the day, the season, what holidays are happening, community events like a headman initiation, how many funerals are going on, etc. It is almost impossible to dictate a typical day because there isn't one. Usually, volunteers establish their own routine

The location

Volunteers will be living at Tiko Lodge which is part of Tikondane Community Centre. They will be able to go into the villages nearby and host seminars at Tiko. You will quickly become part of the Tiko family and community.

Who we are looking for

Volunteers should be open minded, caring, and have a sense of humor. Volunteers can expect support from the Tiko crew and Elke, Tiko’s director. No special equipment is required!

We looking forward to you joining the Tiko family. Zikomo!


A typical day at Tikodane depends on the volunteer and the project. Most volunteers work Monday to Friday during the hours of 0830 to 1700. However, volunteers decide what schedule is best for their project.


Free time and entertainment

Katete is a quiet town so you won’t be out partying every night. However, you experience life in a small rural town as many people in Zambia live and get to spend time working with Zambians that you probably won’t find in a city or typical gap year package. There are activities and places to visit nearby and in the surrounding area!

  • Katete market for local food
  • Cultural safari to Kachipu village – A guide gives a brief tour of a Zambian village followed by a vegetarian feast, and watching a traditional girls’ initiation dancing ceremony, Chinamwali. Depending on availability, Gulewamkulu, the Nyau ghost dance, is performed in nearby village. Recognized UNESCO in 2005, when dancing, the men are believed to be spirits with magical powers and no longer mortals. An intriguing and invigorating insight into local culture and tradition. 
  • Bike ride with Tiko bikes
  • Visit St Francis Hospital
  • Hike up Mphangwe mountain
  • Katete nightclub – maybe not for everyone or every week but worth a visit for the experience!
  • Film afternoon on Saturday and Sunday
  • Pool, once the pool table is done
  • Trip to Msoro cathedral – worst road ever but an adventure to a cathedral build by the first missionaries arriving in Zambia.
  • South Luangwa National Park (3 hours) – You can take a taxi direct (US$ 90) or a bus (US$9). You can stay at Flatdogs Camp sleeping in a safari tent surrounded by elephants and hippos. This is one of the lower end luxury lodges and Tiko volunteers get a discount. Well worth it!



Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 08:30 - 16:30


Dienstleistungen von Tikodane Community Center

This includes 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation at Tiko.

The standard package includes all meals, but if volunteers stay longer and decide they prefer to self-cater, the price will be reduced for accommodation only.

NOT INCLUDED: Drinks, transfers, accommodation in Lusaka, and tourist activities  


Accommodation is in the lodge at the community centre. Rooms are simple twin or double rooms, most with ensuite toilet and bath. Volunteers will have their own room unless they prefer to share. You can also pick a dorm bed in our traditional African hut, albeit without toilet and bath


We include 3 meals a day at our wonderful restaurant. We are able to provide vegetarian meals. We serve traditional African food as well as some western options like spaghetti. Water is available from the tap and is safe to drink.

Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Das Abholen vom Flughafen ist auch nicht in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Sambia zu finden.
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Sambia bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Sambia antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Sambia überprüfen.

Termine & Preise


Informationen zur Anreise

It takes around 6 hours to get to Tiko from Lusaka, so we recommend spending the night in Lusaka and setting off early in the morning – If you come with a later bus, you may have to wait for hours, until it is full.

(Please contact us for information on getting here from Lilongwe, Malawi which is also around 6 hours away)

Lusaka airport transfer: Taxis can be found outside the airport and cost around US$30 to the city.

Lusaka accommodation: There are a few options for budget accommodation in Lusaka that we can recommend if needed.

Lusaka to Tiko transfer:

Bus to Tiko is US 16 one way from Lusaka Intercity Bus station and takes 6-7 hours.

Taxi is US$ 240, shared between max 4 people, coming from Katete

Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
1 - 50 Wochen


Kosten: Preise in USD
1 Woche (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 225
2 Wochen
$ 450
3 Wochen
$ 675
4 Wochen
$ 900
8 Wochen
$ 1.800
16 Wochen
$ 3.600
50 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 11.250
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 225 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Tikodane Community Center wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
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Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Tikodane Community Center während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Assistant in Agriculture Initiative

Katete struggles with poor soil and lack of irrigation. Agriculture volunteers can help teach sustainable techniques and introduce new crops!


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