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.
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!
Help to improve Zimbabwe’s lion population by volunteering on a lion rehabilitation project, a stone’s throw away from the magnificent thundering waters of Victoria Falls.
Track Rhinos and help to protect the king of beasts in South Africa
This is the only project in the world where you can take lions for a walk through a game reserve!
Play an integral part in grass-roots conservation of the iconic tiger - all within the world-famous Kanha National Park - the source of Kipling’s ’The Jungle Book’.
If you want exciting, rewarding conservation work, you’ll love this placement. The work is varied and fascinating.
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.
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.
Help conserve Cheetahs and other predators in their natural environment.
You will be working as part of a wildlife rescue team with a focus on education and conservation as well as giving support to the local community through seminars and wildlife rescue.