Family Volunteering

Volunteer in Africa on one of our amazing programmes!

Bring the kids and join one of our exciting and rewarding family volunteer programmes. Work with wildlife, experience daily life in a game park or get involved in community projects - we have projects suitable for children of all ages and families of all sizes!

If you’re looking for something different to do on your family holiday this year, we suggest you consider one of our family wildlife conservation or community projects.

There is a growing demand for volunteer projects which can cater for families who want to volunteer together. Volunteering with your children enables them to learn first hand about how other people live, teaches them about responsible travel from a young age, and is a shared experience which brings families closer together.

If you are planning a career break and don’t want to leave your children behind, or you want your children to share your amazing volunteer experience, learn about other cultures and explore developing countries, family volunteering should be top of your list!

We have put together a few options of wildlife and animal programmes which are suitable for all ages and individual interests. Each programme has a learning element for your children, which will enable them to question, challenge, grow and develop, as well as get very dirty and tired!

If you would like to volunteer abroad with your family and combine your trip with a safari holiday, then we can help put a package together which will give you the experience of a lifetime!

Read our blog post about why volunteering with your family is definitely something we recommend!

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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Primate Conservation, Zimbabwe Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,800 (2 weeks)
Gain hands-on wildlife experience with a variety of animal orphans, and assist in the rehabiliation and release process. Work in Zimbabwe s only dedicated primate rehabilitation centre, with a mission...
Wildlife Warriors - Advanced Anti-Poaching Experience Location: South Africa
How much: from US$1,695 (2 weeks)
Do you have a passion for the outdoors and a desire to actively contribute to the protection of endangered and vulnerable animals? Gain practical experience in advanced anti-poaching techniques and wo...
Conservancy & Rehabilitation Experience Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,860 (2 weeks)
Combine rhino and elephant conservation with small animal care and primate rehabilitation in Zimbabwe. Experience life in a 10,000 acre conservancy dedicated to black rhino protection, and work in a s...
Marine Conservation, Mozambique Location: Mozambique
How much: from US$2,430 (2 weeks)
Join a world-class research team in one of Africa’s most beautiful coastal locations. Southern Mozambique is one of the best diving locations in the world, home to large populations of whale sha...
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...
Family volunteering - Hands-on Rhino & Elephant Conservation Location: Zimbabwe
How much: from US$1,495 (2 weeks)
Bring the kids, as you get closer than you ever thought possible to endangered rhinos and elephants. Experience the thrill of interacting with these iconic animals while doing valuable conservation an...
Family volunteering - Desert Elephant Conservation Location: Namibia
How much: from US$1,350 (2 weeks)
A unique chance for families to volunteer in Namibia, conserve the desert elephant and overcome the human-elephant conflict. Monitor the rare desert-adapted elephant and help farmers reduce and repair...
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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