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.
Gain veterinary experience on a Big 5 game reserve in South Africa, closely shadowing the reserve vet and helping out in a variety of animal management and care projects.
Here you have the chance to volunteer at the world’s only White Lion Conservation Project in the heart of their natural home, the Timbavati region in South Africa!
Provide a helping hand on an amazing private game reserve in South Africa, tending to the Big 5 and even helping care for rare Bengal Tigers!
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 with essential conservation work in South Africa to preserve the “big 5” – lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino – and get involved in the running of a game reserve.
As a volunteer in the Greater Kruger area in South Africa, you will experience Africa’s amazing wildlife through research drives and bush walks which help to conserve the ’Big 5’.
Discover the rainforests of Costa Rica and assist in the protection of the elusive and endangered Jaguar.
Affordable project for students and volunteers to gain field work skills and learn research techniques, whilst having an enjoyable and memorable African bush experience.
Get involved with incredible wildlife conservation in Costa Rica, including looking after baby turtles, tracking big cats and reforestation in the woodland areas! What more could you want?
This is the only project in the world where you can take lions for a walk through a game reserve!