Volunteer Testimonials

There's no better way to get the low-down on a project than to read what other people have said about it.

Take a look at some of our volunteer testimonials below to see what previous volunteers have posted about their time on our projects. 

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Cathy H, United Kingdom
Scuba Diving, Research & Marine Conservation The project location is stunning, with miles of deserted white sand beaches and surf. However, what made this project really special was the warmth, generosity and enthusiasm of everyone involved and their willingness to pass on knowledge. Everyone made us feel at home very quickly. Mozambique is an incredibly beautiful and relaxing place, blessed with amazing marine life and lovely people. While diving and snorkelling, we saw whale sharks, giant mantas, at least 4 species of shark, turtles and stingrays and many other beautiful marine creatures, all while listening to the haunting songs of the humpback whales. ... August 2017 Read More
Sheila D, Australia
Teaching & Literacy, Victoria Falls We hope that volunteers will continue to support this and other rural schools, to make sure as many children as possible can benefit. The time at Jabulani School spent with the Grade 1 and 2 children was amazing - the best! We were first assigned children who could already read some English so, after a day or two we talked to the Headmistress and asked her to assign us children who needed more assistance. We could then work with the students who really needed help to improve their English. We were so impressed with the children s eagerness to learn and ... July 2017 Read More
Samir D, Abu Dhabi
Teaching & Literacy, Victoria Falls it was the best holiday we have ever had ! We miss the children, the community workers, the headmistress, the hosts, and Mosi-O-Tunya! Thank you so much for helping us do this, we will do it again I m sure! Everyone goes volunteering with the intention of ‘doing good’, however I ended up really getting a lot out of it. I call it ‘detox for my soul’. It really was amazing seeing the children every day, getting hugs from them, and being treated the same. The headmistress is also amazing, so dedicated to improving lives. It was very nice to contribute ... July 2017 Read More
Mary S, United Kingdom
Hands-on Rhino & Elephant Conservation This programme is a fantastic place for anyone who wants to play an integral part in the fight against poaching. You get the chance to be up close and interact with the magnificent rhinos and elephants on a daily basis, but if you want to you also get a chance to play a practical and on-going role in supporting the community with projects, ranging from the local schools to the health clinic, or amenities for surrounding villages. It is through supporting the communities in these ways, that gets to the roots of the fight against poaching, and the words making ... July 2017 Read More
Jan H, Australia
Hands-on Rhino & Elephant Conservation Why I love Imire | Submitted by Jan H | 16th May 2017 | I spent 2 weeks at this amazing place and could move there permanently. Working so closely with the elephants and the rhino was a dream. The awe inspiring community and the projects and long term goals took me by surprise, and as such has left a space in my heart. The people are wonderful and very passionate. I loved the days walking with the elephants and joining them for breakfast in the bush. I was lucky to be at Imire at a time when the ... May 2017 Read More
Yvie A, United Kingdom
Big 5 Wildlife Conservation, National Parks I volunteered in Hwange National Park and right from the start I loved landing at Victoria Falls Airport, and then being whisked literally 40 minutes down the road in a no-roof 4x4 vehicle to what felt like the middle of the bush, and being instantly asked to set up my tent for camping! I felt instantly exploded away from my usual daily life of spreadsheets and computers, into Africa veldt - being up close and present as herds of elephants took advantage of one of the many Chamabonda vlei water pans maintained by the trust. I learned a lot ... April 2017 Read More
Ann and Fiona, United Kingdom
Hands-on Rhino & Elephant Conservation “If you were nervous about doing a non animal task, the staff were so perfect in helping you achieve what you believed you never could. A real thank you to them! Always calm, both with the volunteers and the animals. If I was an animal, I would be happy to be looked after here!” Fiona, UK “This was my first time volunteering to celebrate my 50th year on the planet – and Imire was definitely the best place I could have chosen. The close contact with particularly the elephant and rhino was totally a unique experience – memorable in itself, but made ... March 2017 Read More
Cary H, USA
Hands-on Rhino & Elephant Conservation Feedback from Cary H on Rhino Elephant Conservation Programme | January 2017 | I loved every moment we have to spend time with the animals, especially breakfast with the elephants, horseback riding and feeding the elephants and rhinos. I also enjoyed our weekly party and climbing Castle Kopje. After we greet the rhinos and elephants in the mornings and clean their enclosures, which is fun, we stay with the handlers for an hour and watch them forage. In this time Bright is active about teaching us animal facts and talking to us about their behavior. The volunteer house is absolutely ... January 2017 Read More
Sarah C, United Kingdom
Veterinary Internship, Malawi So much knowldge and so many great times! Submitted by Sarah C | October 2016 I’ve recently returned from a 5 week stay… what an amazing experience! I was involved with the care and husbandry of a range of species and there are also opportunities to carry out some outreach volunteer work too. I have taken away so much valued knowledge and great times from the centre. Being a Veterinary Nurse back home, I especially enjoyed working with the on-site vet in the clinic, and also assisting with the pre-release monitoring. The wildlife centre was truly welcoming from beginning to end, all the staff ... November 2016 Read More
Fliss S, United Kingdom
Veterinary Internship, Malawi Amazing Work and Life Experience Submitted by Fliss S | November 2016 I saw this project and thought, yes this is exactly what I would love to do; it gave me the opportunity to work with a variety of different wildlife species and a in a country that I have always dreamed of coming to. I applied and the journey began! I was involved with all animal related work. From Orphan Care (animal sittings, feeding, cleaning etc); Animal Care (working with animal care guys to feed and clean all other animals at the center). Clinic work (health checks of vervets, baboons, sparrow ... November 2016 Read More

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