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.
Work alongside professional wildlife researchers monitoring cheetah, leopard and hyena in Namibia
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!
Join this once in a lifetime Tiger Trail Project in stunning Kanha National Park and Satpura National Park! The inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s ’The Jungle Book’. 10% Off!
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.
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’.
Live among some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife and see the immediate benefits of your volunteer work while getting up close and personal with the many animals at the sanctuary.
Experience the South African Lions and learn more about these fascinating animals.
Travel to a private Big Five game reserve in South Africa and volunteer alongside an international team assisting in vital conservation work.
Assist the team with data collection to help with research on cheetah and leopard releases in the stunning Namib Desert
Antelope Park, Zimbabwe is where our ground-breaking Lion Rehabilitation Program began. Volunteers get the opportunity to work closely with lions and help the future of this iconic species.