Volunteering in Zimbabwe
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Responsible volunteering in Zimbabwe
We are volunteer in Zimbabwe specialists. Volunteering in Zimbabwe is a wonderful experience, and the country has a unique magic which compels people to come back time and time again.
Zimbabwe is home to a rich cultural heritage, wonderful landscapes and some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. We have a wealth of first-hand knowledge about off-the-beaten-track destinations, a host of local contacts, and a passion for showing Zimbabwe to the world.
Volunteering in Zimbabwe offers something for every volunteer. There are family-run wildlife conservation experiences where you can work to secure the future of the endangered black rhino. Or there are immense wilderness areas within unspoilt National Parks where you will support rangers in their fight against poaching. If you’d rather something more hands-on, we offer the opportunity to volunteer with animals at ethical wildlife sanctuaries devoted to wildlife rehabilitation and release. All our wildlife conservation projects in Zimbabwe work in local villages to support the country’s long-suffering but resilient and welcoming rural communities.
In addition to volunteer projects in Zimbabwe, we also offer tours and excursions, both guided or independent, to Zimbabwe’s main attractions. These include camping in the absolute wilderness of Mana Pools, the ruins and mystery surrounding Great Zimbabwe and of course, the majestic Victoria Falls. We can also include some less well-known destinations – giving you the opportunity to experience the country as, or with, a local.
Read our blog post: 10 reasons to visit Zimbabwe
Volunteer projects in Zimbabwe
Join a unique conservation programme based on a family-run private conservancy, The project is dedicated to the long-term protection of African wildlife, focusing on the endangered black rhino. Volunteers play a vital role in securing the future of these iconic animals and undertake a combination of rhino and elephant conservation work and community empowerment projects.
Volunteer at Zimbabwe’s only wildlife sanctuary dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of primates, the often-overlooked victims of the human-wildlife conflict. Gain animal care experience with a variety of other wildlife, with one goal in mind – to support vulnerable animals and work towards their eventual safe release.
Volunteer as a Field Assistant in two of Zimbabwe’s most magnificent National Parks. Work alongside dedicated conservation professionals, learn to track and monitor big game and help with infrastructure development and water supply. A unique volunteer opportunity to support the project’s daily operations and experience Zimbabwe’s true wilderness areas as far more than a tourist.
A unique volunteer programme, combining horse riding safaris, anti-poaching patrols and horseback game counts. Live on a family-run wildlife conservancy, dedicated to the long-term protection of the endangered black rhino. Horse riding volunteers contribute to important conservation work around the conservancy and also participate in community engagement projects.
Combine rhino and elephant conservation on a 10,000 acre private conservancy with primate care at Zimbabwe’s only dedicated primate rehabilitation and release facility. Experience daily conservancy life in the heart of Zimbabwe’s bushveld, and volunteer in a small sanctuary focused on animal care and release.
Volunteer in Victoria Falls and support grass-roots community action on a small, focused volunteer programme. Help build strong communities through long term livelihood development, water aid, education and healthcare projects. Support local staff in the delivery of sustainable poverty alleviation solutions to marginalised communities living in a harsh environment.
Combine conservation volunteering with rhinos and elephants on a private conservancy, with community outreach work in marginalised rural communities in Victoria Falls. Through this combination project you will experience two very different regions of Zimbabwe, and learn about the relationship between wildlife conservation and community engagement.
As Zimbabwe specialists, we have developed projects with local organisations that are perfect for families who want to volunteer together. Families will learn about Africa’s most iconic species, including rhinos, elephants and wild dog and participate in useful and safe conservation work. All our wildlife projects include a community element, where children will experience a very different way of life.