Africa is home to some of the most diverse and thriving ecosystems in the world. Sadly, it’s also home to many species in danger of extinction. As a volunteer working with African animals, you’ll help our local teams protect endangered animals and habitats.
No prior experience is needed to do volunteer work with African animals. We also welcome students and professionals with experience in environmental work. You can expect to:
- Take part in elephant surveys in Botswana on one day and help remove deadly snares planted by poachers on another.
- Work at a South Africa sea bird rehabilitation centre, helping care for endangered birds like the African Penguin.
- Help protect the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe. With only a few thousand left in the wild, our Kenya reserve is home to a large portion of the Rothschild's Giraffe population.
Looking to fulfil internship requirements for conservation work? We can organise this at any of our Conservation Projects. Read our blog to learn more about Wildlife Conservation internships in Africa and beyond.
Our Ethical Approach to Wildlife Conservation in Africa
We’re immensely proud of the work done by our conservation volunteers in Africa. You can read about their efforts (and the efforts of all our other volunteers around the world) on Our Impact page.
Our work with animals in Africa, and all of the work we do around the world, is guided by our Animal Welfare Policy. We also collate all information collected by volunteers on our Global Impact Database. Through these guidelines, we can do more for animals and environments in need.