Community & Teaching Programmes

Unique travel experiences: enjoy your dream African adventure in an ethical and responsible way

Wildlife conservation can only be successful if local communities are engaged, educated and positive. We offer a range of cultural immersion, teaching and community development projects, either as part of our wildlife programmes or as separate stand-alone projects.

We believe that conservation can only be effective if a value is placed on the environment and its protection. Volunteers work in local communities to raise awareness of conservation management, teach them the importance of preserving wild areas and engage them in mutually beneficial projects. Part of all our wildlife conservation programmes involve community engagement and empowerment, helping people to further their own lives in a positive way and giving volunteers the opportunity to experience alternative cultures.

Community volunteering ranges from teaching in rural schools, to helping local women with livelihood development projects and assisting communities with poverty alleviation programmes. Volunteers will meet dedicated, hard-working teachers and community leaders, and inspirational children who are desperate to learn. Literacy programmes revolve around teaching English to children who may struggle with exam questions because of a lack of primary education. Volunteers will also teach children about the importance of wildlife conservation and how to help protect the environment.

The communities will touch you, just as your involvement expands their horizons.

Have a look at our Community & Teaching Volunteer Programmes below:

Mary S United Kingdom 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 rol...
Jan H Australia 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...
Yvie A United Kingdom 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 inst...
James G UK We chose this programme because it allowed us to bring our four children aged 8-12, enabling us to volunteer as a family. We stayed in a beautiful cottage with plenty of space and a lovely garden and the food was great - roast beef and yorkshire pudding was a highlight for me! On the old maps of ...
Erika W UK So many special moments! Where to start! Amy and I arrived late in the evening in the pitch black. Mike and two other volunteers, Steve and Bryan, stayed up to welcome us – everyone else was in bed! In the morning we woke up early to a strange banging noise, looked out the window and saw t...

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Teaching & Big 5 Wildlife Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: price on application
A great combination of community work and conservation. Volunteer in Zimbabwe, teach English to rural children and experience life on a Big 5 game reserve, in an incredible wilderness area. Deliver an...
Namibia Medical Volunteer - Rural Bushman Clinic Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,125 (2 weeks)
Contribute to the medical and social welfare of the remote San community in Namibia and experience unspoilt African wilderness. Assist the resident doctor and nurse to provide primary healthcare to th...
Desert Elephant Conservation & Conflict Prevention Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,150 (2 weeks)
Volunteer in Namibia, conserve the desert elephant and overcome the human-elephant conflict. A unique chance to monitor the rare desert-adapted elephant and help farmers and communities reduce and rep...
Teaching & Literacy, Victoria Falls Location: Zimbabwe
How much: price on application
As a teaching volunteer on this rural school literacy programme you provide much-needed teaching assistance to under-resourced schools in Africa’s adventure capital, Victoria Falls. Support teac...

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