VOLUNTEER PROGRAMMES

Why volunteer with LWT

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MAKE A 
DIFFERENCE

Malawi has an incredible diversity of wild animals and habitats but is facing huge threats from deforestation and pollution to poaching and climate change. LWT works at the forefront of some of these, so if you volunteer with us you'll be part of a much bigger picture. Whether you’re working with our rescued animals, contributing to a research project or supporting our education team, volunteering with us, you'll make a real difference.

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LEARN FROM
THE BEST

We are the only NGO sanctioned by the Government of Malawi to conduct wildlife rescues nationwide and Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is the only sanctuary in the world to hold accreditations from the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance, the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the Born Free Foundation PAW scheme. Working with us will give you the chance to learn from a team of local and international experts dedicated to best practice.

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JOIN A CONSERVATION
REVOLUTION

Malawi is in the grip of a conservation revolution. In recent years, the Government has clamped down on wildlife criminals by passing tough laws and disrupting organised crime syndicates. Greater investment in protected areas has led to a boom in wildlife populations and the return of the ‘Big Five’. This means that Malawi is fast earning a name as an emerging leader in African conservation. Volunteer with us to be part of this fascinating story.

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EXPERIENCE THE
'WARM HEART OF AFRICA'

From Lake Malawi - with its white-sand beaches and colourful cichlid fish - to the rolling grasslands of Nyika Plateau and the stunning peaks of Mount Mulanje, Malawi is one of Africa’s best-kept travel secrets. Although it isn't as well known as some of its southern African neighbours, Malawi offers the chance to experience nature in unspoilt areas of true wilderness. It is also renowned as one of the safest countries to travel in Africa.