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!
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.
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!
It’s time for a whirlwind tour of South Africa! Take in our incredible Big 5 game reserve, tour the stunning Garden Route, help out with wildlife conservation and work on your surf skills.
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.
If you want exciting, rewarding conservation work, you’ll love this placement. The work is varied and fascinating.
As a conservation volunteer in Africa you will experience Africa’s amazing wildlife through research drives and bush walks in the Greater Kruger big 5 National Park in South Africa.
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
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’.
Work alongside professional wildlife researchers monitoring cheetah, leopard and hyena in Namibia