Volunteers collect data which is used to create conservation plans for endangered or vulnerable species. The goal is to ensure the future of leopards and other predators in the area through scientific research and conservation.
You will also receive bush craft training, learning key skills and helping rangers with vital game reserve management.
Volunteers collect data which is used to create conservation plans for predators and other species both in the area and around the world.
Each day will differ and volunteer tasks may include:
- Predator monitoring
- Conservation research
- Game reserve management
- Community development
You will usually work 6 days per week. You will work in the field in the mornings and late afternoon when the temperature is coolest. In the early afternoons volunteers rest, help around the park and attend lectures on the ecology of the park and conservation techniques. On your day off there are a variety of free time activities for you to get involved in.
You will be working on a diverse reserve and your daily commute to research sites will often include lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard sightings.
There are usually 6-10 volunteers with a maximum of 20.
Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) award
This placement has been approved by the DofE as meeting the requirements for the Residential section of the Gold Award.