Volunteer in Malawi

Language: Chichewa / English

Currency: Kwacha

Time: UTC +2

Capital: Lilongwe

Responsible volunteering in Malawi

Volunteer in Malawi and make a difference to the lives of its vulnerable wildlife. Malawi is known as The Warm Heart of Africa, and it is a name that is hard to ignore. Despite living in extreme poverty, Malawi is home to some of the friendliest, most warm-hearted and good-natured people in Africa. This laid-back, land-locked country is the proud host to an unparalleled blend of magnificent blue waters, rolling hills, lush forests and abundant wildlife.

Volunteer projects in Malawi

This animal care project is more than just a sanctuary, where volunteers get involved with all aspects of enrichment, rehabilitation, wildlife release and veterinary medicine. Live in the heart of Lilongwe on a tranquil 500 acre wildlife reserve, home to free-roaming wildlife as well as those within the sanctuary. 

Work alongside wildlife vets on this veterinary internship programme, focused on small animal health. Veterinary interns assist with all aspects of clinical work, including examinations, trauma care, health checks and routine diagnostics. Get to grips with the wild side of veterinary science and enhance your practical skills, as you assist with the treatment of some unusual wild animals!

Join us as a wildlife research volunteer and make a meaningful impact in the stunning Liwonde National Park, Malawi. As a wildlife volunteer, you will have the opportunity to monitor and study endangered species like lions, cheetahs, and elephants. Every bit of data you collect will directly contribute to informing crucial long-term conservation strategies. Join us in protecting these incredible animals and their habitats.

This program is dedicated to the environmental conservation of a whole ecosystem – from wetlands to forests, woodlands and plains. You will help protect a wetland of international importance, home to hundreds of bird species. Volunteers also assist with the ongoing management of a wildlife conservancy, get involved in conservation initiatives and work on income-generating projects in local communities.

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