Make a REAL difference in Zimbabwe with Wildlife Conservation Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
Matabeleland North Province
This wonderful program places volunteers on essential projects that are working directly to save Zimbabwe’s endangered wildlife. There are many projects on offer, with volunteers able to choose which volunteer project they wish to participate in and where their skills can be of most benefit and do the most good towards this amazing cause. One such project the Wildlife Photography initiative, a fantastic way to preserve and conserve the country’s fast depleting species due to poaching and hunting.This project trains communities who are involved in the wildlife hunting trade and ‘tourism’ market, to instead ‘shoot’ wildlife in a more sustainable and humane way. The project trains these communities instead on wildlife photography, teaching them the importance of preserving the wildlife, from an ecological perspective, but also as a sustainable commercial activity that will provide an ongoing tourism market for years to come. The photos are sold for profit, and also raise awareness of the plight of the country’s wildlife. There are also hands-on wildlife conservation projects on offer. Regardless of which project volunteers choose to participate on, they all work towards the common goal of saving and preserving wildlife.
Goals of this Project:
- Preserve Zimbabwe’s spectacular wildlife for future generations
- To promote volunteerism as a tool sustainable community development
- To offer affordable and exciting volunteer projects in one of the magnificent world heritage sites, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- To create a better understanding of the African culture and value system
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to give their time and energy to help protect and conserve the native wildlife of Zimbabwe. This project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in animal conservation/zoological studies, or who simply wish to explore an interest in this field. However, the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by one of local project leaders. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact