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Volunteer in Africa on one of our amazing programmes!

Black rhino conservation, elephant monitoring, wild dog research and so much more! There’s nothing quite like being a wildlife conservation volunteer in Africa and there’s no better place to learn about conservation and get hands-on experience with iconic African animals. 

Join one of our wildlife conservation volunteer projects and choose whether to work in stunning National Parks, in the wilderness of the African desert, on private game reserves or in wildlife sanctuaries.

You will volunteer alongside and learn from passionate and dedicated conservation professionals on responsible wildlife programmes - whether it is on a small privately owned game parks where you’ll become part of the family in no time, within stunning National Parks or patrolling huge wilderness areas, you will give hands-on assistance and make a valuable contribution to ensure the future of endangered animals.

You will volunteer in some of Africa’s most beautiful areas, study wildlife, join anti-poaching units, help with animal rehabilitation and learn all about game park management. We provide individual volunteer placements and opportunities for groups, mature volunteers and families who wish to volunteer together.

If you would like to join one of our projects and conduct your own research then this is possible at several of our wildlife conservation project locations. Please email us to discuss research opportunities.

Have a look at our Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Programmes below:

Rob H Australia This is my second time on the Endangered Species programme in South Africa, and round two was just as special as the first! One day, we were up and about early (just after 4am!) before dawn had even considered breaking. The silence across the reserve was deafening. Our focus species for the morn...
Sandra T Sweden Saving animals Submitted by Sandra T | 23rd February 2016 I had an absolutely wonderful time on the project and I got to feel that I actually helped out, and I have gained a lot of good experience. Everything from knowledge about animal behavior, anti-poaching, tracking and conservation, to ...
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...
Rachel M New Zealand Cattle rounding, baby counting and and rhino proofing! I enrolled in the equine programme and was so excited when I found out I would be riding alongside Judy Travers. She has been a bit of a hero of mine for a while now, and her passion and enthusiasm for wildlife and the surrounding community is...
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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Endangered Wildlife Conservation Location: South Africa
How much: from US$1,525 (2 weeks)
Support award-winning conservation to save endangered and threatened wildlife species in Africa. Make a direct contribution, and get involved in some of South Africa s most important and exciting cons...
Mana Pools Wildlife Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$2,495 (2 weeks)
A unique opportunity to support the wildlife in one of Africa’s most magical National Parks. Mana Pools is a true Garden of Eden, one of Africa s last great wilderness areas: remote, pristine an...
Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,295 (2 weeks)
Volunteer in Namibia at this world-famous wildlife sanctuary and help enrich the lives of orphaned and rescued animals. The centre provides a refuge for all sorts of wildlife and releases as many as p...
Large Carnivore Conservation Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,695 (2 weeks)
Help reduce the human-carnivore conflict in a remote area of Namibia. Monitor the progress of released cheetah and leopard in a spectacular environment and get back to basics as you live in Namibia s ...
Big 5 Wildlife Conservation, National Parks Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,995 (2 weeks)
A fantastic opportunity to work in two of Zimbabwe’s most magnificent national parks. Join a team of professional rangers, learn to track and monitor big game including elephant, leopard and lio...
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 areas. Deliver an...
Veterinary Internship, Malawi Location: Malawi
How much: from US$1,950 (2 weeks)
Volunteer with local vets in Malawi and get involved in all aspects of animal care and husbandry, with a particular focus on animal health. Work with a diverse range of animals including primates, ant...

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