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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Mary S, United Kingdom
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
Tim W, USA
Marine Conservation, Mozambique Our overall experience would be a 10. We loved Tofo and we had accommodations in a reed house, steps from the beach - absolutely gorgeous. We chose this project because we wanted to be near the ocean and hopefully see megafauna. One of the best experiences of the whole trip was being able to swim in the water with whale sharks and giant manta rays - it was such a privilege. We are a family of three. Volunteering in Mozambique was one of the most amazing experiences we have had together - it was not cheap for the whole family, but ... June 2017 Read More
Jan H, Australia
Rhino & Elephant Conservation 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 the project at a time when the new baby rhino, Tafara, was in the bush with her mum. ... 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
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
Nadia S, Netherlands
Rescued Animal Conservation, Malawi My first time in Africa, and what a wonderful experience this was! There are a lot of projects in Africa, but you must do your research to find a good one. And trust me this one is! When I landed on the airport a taxi driver was waiting for me, it was a 30 minute drive to the wildlife centre, there I was welcomed with open arms. From the first moment I felt like home. What a nice place and lovely people! In my first week I really learned a lot. A few things we did: food preparation and feeding techniques, ... March 2017 Read More
Cary H, USA
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
Holly G, USA
Rescued Animal Conservation, Malawi My time here can only be described as the very clichéd “once in a lifetime” experience, only I hope that it does not happen only once, as I would love to go back as soon as possible. I got the idea to volunteer in Africa from an animal shelter where I volunteer at home; someone mentioned it in passing and the idea stuck with me. So when I had to opportunity to take some time off from work and school to celebrate my 30th birthday, I decided to do some research, and became immediately overwhelmed with the choices. ... December 2016 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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