Ways to Make A Difference Today

A little effort can go a long way with EBZEF. Many options exist to help. Working with EBZEF is an uplifting experience which helps Zambian women to achieve an education and a village to work toward literacy. We want you to have a full return on your investment of support and encouragement!

Volunteer ideas


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Tasks for Kids:

  • Write a letter/draw a picture for Beth’s Girls
  • Help to tell Beth’s story and the story of Beth’s Girls
  • Hold a Penny Drive at your school to buy furniture and supplies for the pre-school
  • Ask your teacher to help you learn more about Zambia and what village life is like

World Beat Festival

    Writing Letters to Beth's Girls at World Beat Festival

Adult Tasks:

  • Become an active member of an EBZEF committee (Education, Library, Fundraising, Publicity, Technology)
  • Donate to help support and encourage our efforts to provide education
  • Help fundraise for the new Secondary School in the village in Lumwana West
  • Offer your special interests, skills, and talents, and we will find a use for them!

Garage Sale

EBZEF Library Committee Garage Sale


Social Networking Tasks:

  • Visit our website at and share it on your Facebook page
  • Watch our videos on YouTube at and share one with five friends.
    Ask them to send EBZEF videos to their friends!
  • Join us on Facebook!
  • Share our Facebook page with your friends
  • Suggest your favorite social media site for EBZEF

Who Are "Beth's Girls," anyway?


Event Planning Tasks:

  • Help host special events (Africa Week, Zambia Night, World Beat Festival, etc)
  • Design and create a fund-raising project for EBZEF
  • Recruit interested friends or family to volunteer with EBZEF
  • Hold a garage sale to help pay for pre-school furniture and supplies

World Beat Festival

World Beat Festival "Pineapple Play" at the EBZEF booth!

Library Tasks:

  • Help research titles and locate sources of Zambian authors for the Elizabeth Bowers Memorial Library in Lumwana West in NW Zambia
  • Help edit, print, and bind original works from Zambian village writers for the memorial library


Librarian Sandra with Africa/Zambia Collection


For further information please contact EBZEF by telephone at (503) 585-4605 or e-mail at

We look forward to hearing from you!