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.
Our conservation placement in South Africa offers volunteers the chance to experience living in a wild landscape teeming with animals.
Experience the South African Lions and learn more about these fascinating animals.
If you want exciting, rewarding conservation work, you’ll love this placement. The work is varied and fascinating and makes a major contribution to the conservation of African wildlife.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Assist the team with data collection to help with research on cheetah and leopard releases in the stunning Namib Desert
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.
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
Track Rhinos and help to protect the king of beasts in South Africa
Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research on beautiful a private game reserve.
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!
Explore the stunning African landscape whilst simultaneously creating a long-lasting impact on the wildlife that lives there with this conservation project.
Explore the wildlife and habitats of South Africa on an intense course which takes you to some stunning locations.
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!
Help conserve Cheetahs and other predators in their natural environment. You’ll live on a Game Reserve, in a delightful bush camp where you get up close and personal with the animals.
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!