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.
Assist the team with data collection to help with research on cheetah and leopard releases in the stunning Namib Desert
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.
Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research on beautiful a private game reserve.
Experience the South African Lions and learn more about these fascinating animals.
Help conserve Cheetahs and other predators in their natural environment.
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.
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.
Explore the stunning African landscape whilst simultaneously creating a long-lasting impact on the wildlife that lives there with this conservation project.
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!
Live in the heart of a Big 5 game reserve and help monitor and research the African Big and assist with vital conservation initiatives.
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.
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!
Care for neglected, abused and orphaned animals such as leopards, tigers, bears, cougars and wolves at our wildlife sanctuary. Your love and care goes a long way!
Explore the wildlife and habitats of South Africa on an intense course which takes you to some stunning locations.
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.
Our conservation placement in South Africa offers volunteers the chance to experience living in a wild landscape teeming with animals.
This is the only project in the world where you can take lions for a walk through a game reserve!
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!
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.
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!