The McConnell International Foundation is delighted to announce the Livingstone Volunteers 2019.



The scheme has been able to help over 150 young Scots achieve their ambition of volunteering abroad. None of this would be possible without our dedicated supporters and generous donors.

The timeline for the Livingstone Volunteers 2019 is as follows:

  • Applications Open Monday 10th December 2018
  • Deadline for Applications Friday 25th January 2019
  • Judging Panel to meet w/k beginning Monday 25th February 2019
  • Awards Ceremony Saturday 13th April 2019

Successful applicants will be contacted following the judging panel in early March.

For information on previous schemes, and reports from some of our previous Livingstone Volunteers, check out the specific Livingstone Volunteers page.


How to Apply

There are strict rules on eligibility for the 2019 scheme. Applicants must:

  • Be aged between 15 and 19 years old at the time of their application.
  • Show evidence of having secured a volunteering opportunity with their school, or a similar organised group, in one of the eligible countries (Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa or Rwanda)
  • Show evidence of overcoming personal challenges/difficult circumstances, i.e. be from a low-income household, have been in care or are a young carer, or live with a disability.


Please download and complete the application form. The form can be emailed to or posted to:

Livingstone Volunteers Scheme

c/o Grace Brown

59 Spixworth Road





We ask that you please make sure to keep a copy for any applications made via post as a record of the information contained. Guidelines for the application form and eligibility can be found here.

We look forward to receiving your application, and GOOD LUCK.