Lilongwe Wildlife Trust offers a range of volunteer placements to suit you! Come to Malawi and be a:

  • sanctuary volunteer at our award winning rescue centre Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, or
  • research volunteer and gain field experience in one of the National Parks
  • vet extern at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre if you’re studying veterinary medicine

Monster infant vervet monkeyVolunteer at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

Immerse yourself into the world of wildlife rehabilitation by volunteering at our award winning sanctuary in Lilongwe, Malawi. With almost 200 rescued wild animals there’s plenty to get involved with including orphan care, integrations, enrichment and releases. Find out more here


P1070943Vet Externships

Based at LWC, vet externship placements will assist the on-site veterinarian in all aspects of veterinary care. These can include incoming exams, minor trauma, health checks and routine diagnostics. There is also the possibility you’ll get to go out with the Wildlife Emergency Response Unit if a wildlife emergency outside LWC arises. Aimed at vet students. Find out more here


DSCF3002Research Placements

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust and Conservation Research Africa are working together to offer a bespoke range of research projects  available to work with the wildlife of Malawi. Choose from Primates, Carnivores and Bats! Find our more here

10750016_10153355111677516_8452836605672415325_oVolunteer Reviews

Our volunteers always have lots to say about their experience, so why not find out for yourself what our volunteers get up to during their time with us! Have a read