Are you looking to work with wildlife, make a difference and experience the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’? If so, we would love to hear from you! Volunteers are so important to Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s work and we match each individual’s passions and experience with our projects, which means you get as much out of your placement as we do.

The Trust is an award winning organization backed by the biggest names in wildlife welfare and conservation and we are renowned for our high impact and excellent operating standards. And, since you are also working within a friendly, close knit and experienced team, you can expect to learn new skills and best practice too. 

Rescue and rehabilitation is the most popular area of work (and the one that needs the most support) but you are most welcome to get involved in our education, community outreach, advocacy and communications projects operating out of our headquarters in Lilongwe. You can also choose to spend part of your placement at one of our bush projects, or sign up to our intensive wildlife rehabilitation course.  Malawi is known as the Warm Heart of Africa for its friendly, peaceful people and stunning landscapes, and we highly recommend that you spend your weekends off on safari or on a trip to the lake of stars.

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Externships at the Wildlife Centre are open to students looking for experience to count towards their degree in veterinary medicine or nursing.  Students or those with veterinary experience are also encouraged to take part in our One Health research project or join our intensive vet course.

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Supervision from our team leaders is available if required as part of their academic studies.  This could be in the form of practical mentorship at one of our projects, or for learning specific field skills.  We can also support BSc, MSc and PhD students in data collection for dissertations and theses.

Our current research priorities are primates, biodiversity and conservation medicine, but we are also open to supporting other applied conservation projects.

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From time to time we have paid jobs and sponsored internships.
Any vacancies are published here