Lion and big cat conservation projects are perfect for those who have a passion for the wild and a desire to conserve lions and other big cats in their natural habitats. Volunteer with lions on your gap year and you could help these animals who are at risk of extinction, observe their behaviour whilst on safari and assist the local community; educating them on how to live peacefully together.
Lion and big cat conservation volunteers will work varied days taking on different tasks as required. This might include data collection, research, monitoring, feeding the cubs, enclosure cleaning, enclosure maintenance and more. Most volunteers can expect to work long hours on a Monday–Friday working week with weekends off to explore the local area. Some projects however ask for a 5 day working week on a Monday-Sunday rotating rota to keep abreast with the sporadic actions of these animals.
If you have an interest in lions and big cats or are considering a career in the veterinary field then volunteering on a lion and big cat conservation project could be for you.
Working on this project you will be supporting the conservation of the elephants and leopards of Sri Lanka whilst improving the lives of the local community.
Join us as a Lion Conservation Volunteer in Livingstone Zambia, a stones throw from the Mighty Zambezi and Victoria Falls, and enjoy a once in a life time experience!
Arrive in Nairobi and tour through Ngorongoro, Zanzibar, Irima & Lake Malawi to name just a few, spot the ’Big 5’ in Kruger National Park, volunteer with lions, cheetahs & giraffes.
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
Get up close with lion cubs in Africa - it doesn’t get better than this! This is the only project in the world where you can take lions for a walk through a game reserve!
Care for abused, neglected and orphaned animals such as leopards, tigers, bears, cougars and wolves! You’ll play an important part in ensuring that these creatures have a safe haven.
As a research and conservation volunteer in South Africa you’ll live in a Big 5 game reserve and spend your days going out on research game drives collecting vital data on large predators.
Spend time in the African wilds; you’ll help to care for cheetahs, giraffes and hyenas, learn all about the importance of wildlife conservation and go on safari through Pilanesburg National Centre!
Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research on beautiful a private game reserve.
Learn how to track tigers and other wildlife as well as how to spot animal traps in the Taman Negara rainforest of Malaysia and meet the Batek tribe community.
Antelope Park in Zimbabwe is where it all began and volunteers have the opportunity to work at the heart of our ground-breaking Lion Rehabilitation Project.
Based in a large reserve of 30,000 hectares you will be living the life on what seems like a permanent safari as you track lions and monitor their behaviour for research.
Working at an amazing reserve based in the heart of the South African wilderness, you’ll be able to get hands-on with lion cubs, assist with research and soak up the beautiful scenery.
Live in the heart of a Big 5 game reserve and help monitor and research the African Big and assist with vital conservation initiatives like snare sweeping, erosion control and alien plant removal.
Gain hands-on veterinary experience with wild animals on a Game Reserve in northern South Africa! You’ll shadow the vet and you’ll learn an unbelievable amount!
Help to hand-rear young cubs across the cat species, assist with research, nurse sick animals back to health and play a vital role in saving the cheetah from extinction at this big cat project!
Costa Rica covers just 0.03% of the world’s landmass, but is home to 500,000 species. That’s the highest biodiversity of anywhere on Earth! Here’s your chance to help protect it!
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
Assist with hands-on lion conservation and rehabilitation with the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, as your backdrop!
Play a vital role in wildlife reasearch by going out on safari game drives to monitor wildlife and conduct important research on large predators and elephants.