Wildlife Centre Blog

Volunteer review: AMELIA THORN, UK

Volunteer review: AMELIA THORN, UK

The time spent with the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust has genuinely been some of the most fantastic months of my life,
JAMES FAZAL, 33, UK

JAMES FAZAL, 33, UK

Why did you apply to join LWT?  After over 10 years working in full-time business roles I was ready for
STEPHANIE RUMORE, 23, AUSTRALIA, WILDLIFE JUSTICE INTERNSHIP

STEPHANIE RUMORE, 23, AUSTRALIA, WILDLIFE JUSTICE INTERNSHIP

Why did you apply to join LWT?: I’m in my final year of my Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Communications and
DANIEL STUBBS, 19, UK

DANIEL STUBBS, 19, UK

I volunteered at LWT in the summer before I started university. It has always been something I wanted to do
CHARLENE LEE, 2018

CHARLENE LEE, 2018

LWT is an amazing life experience!  It’s great learning how to care for such a range of animals.  I learnt
PHILIP ROOS, 18, GERMANY

PHILIP ROOS, 18, GERMANY

It was a pleasure having this great experience at the Wildlife Centre.  Getting to know Malawi as well as different
BEE GROOM, 2018

BEE GROOM, 2018

I had the most amazing month at LWT, everyone is so friendly and the location in the city is perfect. 
Maureen Reiser, USA, 2018 – Wildlife Rehabilitation Course & Vet Externship

Maureen Reiser, USA, 2018 – Wildlife Rehabilitation Course & Vet Externship

Maureen spent four weeks with us, taking part in our Wildlife Rehabilitation Course and a Vet Externship.   Week 1
CALEY NEVIN, UK, 2018

CALEY NEVIN, UK, 2018

    Thanks so much for my time at Vwaza, I had a great time and it was an unforgettable
Elisabeth Labes, 50, Germany – March 2016 Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

Elisabeth Labes, 50, Germany – March 2016 Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

From 22 to 28 March 2016 I attended the Wildlife Rehabilitation Course at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. The course covered
Marie Therese Heggen, 24, Norway – March 2016 Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

Marie Therese Heggen, 24, Norway – March 2016 Wildlife Rehabilitation Course

I had a great experience and a lovely time during the course. It gave me a lot of new knowledge
Nadia Steenhouwer, 28, Netherlands – March-April 2016

Nadia Steenhouwer, 28, Netherlands – March-April 2016

My first time in Africa, and what a wonderful experience this was! There are a lot of projects in Africa,
Julie Kristensen, 20, Denmark – February 2016

Julie Kristensen, 20, Denmark – February 2016

I was at the center for 22 weeks (5 months) and I loved every second of it! It was all
Beckie Calder-Flynn, 22, New Zealand – February 2016

Beckie Calder-Flynn, 22, New Zealand – February 2016

LWC has been my most amazing volunteer experience to date. Fostering orphaned monkeys, assisting with lion’s health check, travelling to
Billie-Jo Housden, 21, England – January 2016

Billie-Jo Housden, 21, England – January 2016

I found the Wildlife Centre so welcoming, the people are always kind and willing to help. I have learnt so
Ed Clark, 19, UK – January 2016

Ed Clark, 19, UK – January 2016

Working at LWC, I really got to see all sides of rehabilitation. The animals there get the opportunity to actually
Sheelagh Beharry, 58, NZ – January 2016

Sheelagh Beharry, 58, NZ – January 2016

I spent two weeks at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre and the only thing I can say is that it just
Holly Girard, 30, USA – December 2015

Holly Girard, 30, USA – December 2015

My time at LWC can only be described as the very clichéd “once in a lifetime” experience, only I hope
Jessica Doyle, 33, UK – October 2015

Jessica Doyle, 33, UK – October 2015

Escaping the dark and damp British Autumn was a very exciting prospect last year as I jumped onto a plane
Beccy Cadman, 20, England – September 2015

Beccy Cadman, 20, England – September 2015

This has been such a brilliant trip! The country, people and wildlife are amazing and the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre has
Jodi Thomas, 21, New Zealand – September 2015

Jodi Thomas, 21, New Zealand – September 2015

Jodi spent three months with LWT in Malawi, both at our sanctuary in Lilongwe and also joining the primate research
Sian Haigh-Brown, England – August 2015

Sian Haigh-Brown, England – August 2015

One of the most varied and passionate projects I have volunteered with. A thoroughly committed bunch of staff. A great
Andreea Tanasa, Romania – August 2015

Andreea Tanasa, Romania – August 2015

My stay at the LWC was an absolutely amazing experience! I loved the warmth of this place and the passion
Yfke Dulek, 23, The Netherlands – August 2015

Yfke Dulek, 23, The Netherlands – August 2015

As soon as you step into the sanctuary, you feel welcome and at home. Both the management and the local
Sophie Pettit, 25, New Zealand – July 2015

Sophie Pettit, 25, New Zealand – July 2015

LWC is an amazing experience in so many different ways. The staff are so welcoming and knowledgeable. As a volunteer
Benni Hintz, 21, Germany – July 2015

Benni Hintz, 21, Germany – July 2015

Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is one of the most ethical projects I know when it comes to handling animals. There were
George Lewis, 19, England – July 2015

George Lewis, 19, England – July 2015

Although the animals are fascinating it’s the people that I’ve worked with that have made the experience what it is.
Mary Townsend, 21, England – July 2015

Mary Townsend, 21, England – July 2015

Before arriving I knew I was going to have a good time but I didn’t realise how much I would
Clemency Magan, 21, Ireland – June 2015

Clemency Magan, 21, Ireland – June 2015

Name: Katherine Blakey Age: 21 Country: England Dates of stay: 02/06/15 – 11/8/15 (10 weeks) Your background: Graduate in Wildlife
Fliss Steventon, 24, England – June 2015

Fliss Steventon, 24, England – June 2015

  Name: Fliss Steventon Age: 24 Country: England, UK Dates of stay: 21/4/2015 – 14/7/2015 Occupation: Registered Veterinary Nurse