If you want to work with wildlife and are passionate about conservation then our volunteer programme is for you. Volunteers can undertake placements of between two and 12 weeks, supporting the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation team at our award winning sanctuary, volunteering on our elephant and primate research at Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, or working on our environmental education and community outreach projects. You can choose to specialise or do a mix of projects and, whilst your placement is tailored to your skills and experience, full training is provided.
Join the Wildlife Centre’s vet department for a mix of clinical work, animal husbandry and orphan care, and spend time with the One Health research team at Kuti Wildlife Reserve – perfect for those looking for veterinary experience both at a sanctuary and out in the field. To apply you must be currently studying for (or already hold) a vet related qualification. Academic supervision is available.
We believe that a science-based approach is vital for effective wildlife conservation, which is why research is one of our four key areas of work. BSc, MRes, MSc and PhD students can conduct their research projects with us through Malawi’s Wildlife Research Institute, or enrol for a professional/industrial student placement. Our current specialisms are elephants, primates and ‘one health’ but proposals for other species or topics are most welcome.
We offer four rolling internships available for those looking for professional experience in the field of law, education, wildlife rehabilitation, or campaigns and communications. Please get in touch to find out the qualifications and skills required and the associated costs for each position.
Our short, practical courses in veterinary medicine, wildlife rehabilitation and primate conservation offer intensive training and can be undertaken on their own or as part of a volunteer placement.