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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Take great photos.

Party Promoter

Help to promote parties and social activities.

Social Media

Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.


Perform to entertain guests or community.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Have your free dinner before going to bed.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Experience the real Africa whilst in Livingstone & enjoy true Zambian hospitality! We are looking for enthusiastic, social, self-motivated people that are keen to be a part of our hardworking team & act as great ambassadors for our lodge. Do you like creating events, marketing or responsible tourism & recycling? Are you able to train our employees; anything from gardening to customer service to new recipes. Join the Jollyboys team!

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  • Intermediate English

  • Over 20 years old

  • Be from outside Zambia

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
30 days

Talk to those who have lived the experience

7 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


I had such an amazing time staying at Jollyboys! I felt very welcome by every staff team member and in the lodge as a whole. I worked at the reception and bar and they were always flexible and understanding with my shift hours. Plus, Livingstone is a nice town and the Falls are such an incredible place to be close to. I would for sure recommend volunteering at Jollyboys! If you want to know more, feel free to send me a message!

6 months ago

Kim replied

Marina - we love you! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, as much as everyone loved having you here at Jollyboys.

Wishing you all the best for your future travels!

The Jollyboys Team


So today is my last day on Jollyboys and I can't believe it is. It was so much fun working and living here. The crew is amazing as well as the guests that come by. We were dancing a lot, talking, learning, sharing and I will never forget that indeed. Lot's of love guys. One day I'll comeback!!

about 1 year ago

Kim replied

Hey Vlada - you little rock star!

Thanks for getting the party started ;) See you on the flip side!

Wishing you all the best for your future travels!

The Jollyboys Team


I had a great time ar Jolly B, the Staff is amazing, really friendly and at the end it felt like Family. I defined recommend Jolly Boys, this experience will always remain in my heart

about 1 year ago

Kim replied

Hey hey Majo!

Your time with us was short but sweet ... thank you so much for everything you did - you hit the ground running.

Wishing you all the best for your future travels!

The Jollyboys Team

United States

Absolutely the best travel experience I’ve had in ~6 months of travel in 10+ countries. The staff is incredibly friendly and quickly became like family, making me traditional Zambian food, showing me around town to their favorite spots, and always looking out for me and paling around. I completely sobbed when I had to leave. Work is incredibly flexible, the owners are hilarious, and the job is fantastic for meeting others at the hostel. Can’t say enough good things about this place, if I could give it 6 Stars, I would!!

about 1 year ago

Kim replied


What can I say - you left a hole in all of our hearts when you ABANDONED us. We would deffo give you 6* as well :D

Wishing you all the best for your future travels!

The Jollyboys Team


La experiencia en Jollyboys y en general en Zambia fue excelente, debo dar gracias al staff por la buena energia siempre y la oportunidad de conocer como local Livingstone, les deseo lo mejor y seguimos en contacto.
Puntos negativos.
El host me exigio la visa de busines, resulto ser un tramite caro y complicado que me costo 50 dolares mas los 50 que ya habia pagado por la visa regular.
La habitacion fue compartida por otras 7 personas (turistas) de manera que al estar en distinta pagina no tuve descanso en los 20 dias de trabajo.

over 1 year ago
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About Jollyboys Backpackers & Camp

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Livingstone is not only host to the Victoria Falls (a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World) but also an array of amazing things to do whilst you are here; safaris, chilled and adrenaline rush activities. Livingstone is the perfect place to stop before onward travels to neighboring Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe ... or to Malawi in the East and even Tanzania from Northern Zambia. A MUST stop on any backpac...

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