Wildlife Conservation in Zimbabwe

with Go Eco

newspaper Internship
location Africa
start date Every Sunday 2 weeks to 12 weeks
salary Volunteer Project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsThree meals are provided each day
training providedTraining provided

GoEco vets each and every partner and only promotes programs with sustainable, long-term goals. All volunteers have an impact.

Our goal is for you to leave your host country with an even greater passion for volunteering and a desire to share your experience with others when you return home.

Wildlife Conservation in Zimbabwe

gap year project highlights Highlights

Gain hands-on experience in wildlife care
Teach local schoolchildren about the importance of wildlife conservation
Work with a wide variety of animals
Assist with releases when possible

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

Volunteers prepare food, feed the animals, clean enclosures and assist with maintaining the structure of the sanctuary.

Arrival Day, Sunday: Arrive at Bulawayo Airport (BUQ). You will be picked up by the local team and taken to your accommodation in Bulawayo. If you arrive on an early flight, you will be taken on a tour of the Orphanage after settling in, otherwise, you will have the opportunity to rest and then meet the rest of the crew at dinner.

Days 1-2, Sunday-Monday: You will typically have Sunday afternoon and Monday off to rest, explore and enjoy your Zimbabwean experience.

Days 3-7: Tuesday-Saturday: You can expect to volunteer about seven hours a day. Participate in such tasks as feeding the animals and cleaning their enclosures in the morning, spending quality ‘Animal Time’ getting to know the birds and animals before lunch, and resuming daily duties in the afternoon. Please note that you will always be on call during fire season and when babies are in. Baby shifts will be shared amongst volunteers (you will not be expected to stay up all night with the babies).

Remaining Weeks: The remaining weeks will follow the schedule of volunteering Tuesday-Sunday morning and having Sunday afternoons and Mondays free. Departures are on a Sunday.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

Age: 18-80. Age Exceptions: this project accepts volunteers who are 16 -17 years old and with a letter of consent from a parent or guardian.
Good level of English
Motivation to work with animals
Vaccinations, please consult a doctor before departure
Flexible attitude and hard-working

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

Accommodation, airport transfers, meals, 24/7 support.


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