The Wildlife Centre is Malawi’s only sanctuary – widely reputed as one of the best facilities in Africa thanks to its numerous awards – and is closely linked to LWT’s other welfare and conservation programmes.

This means you can be confident that you are joining a genuinely ethical, high impact project and that you will be learning ‘best practice’. We can also tailor your programme to include a variety of experiences and learning opportunities depending on your skills and requests.

DURATION: 2-12 weeks

LOCATION: Lilongwe Wildlife Centre



Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation

Most volunteers choose to spend the majority of their time with the animal care team, where work covers the whole rehabilitation spectrum. Expect to get your hands dirty, work hard and sleep well! Duties include animal husbandry (cleaning, feeding and enrichment), orphan care (policies available on request), vet clinic support, observations, integrations & reintroductions.

Education & Community Outreach

Join the education team at the Wildlife Centre and in classrooms out in the community. The outreach team also welcomes help on their adult literacy and fuel briquette projects.


If you would like to spend part of your placement on one of our research projects, please see our Conservation Internship here.