Hi my name is Julia I’m from the United States and I’m working at the living with Cheetahs program . My favorite activity is feeding the Cheetahs in the morning we have to prepare the meat and then when we go out we get to see all of them and we get to feed them and see what how each of them react it was really fun . Other than feeding the Cheetahs we usually work in the camp and lately we’ve been working on their enrichment projects to have something that they can play with . The star of here is Sarki which isRead More →

International Volunteer Programs: The Best Way to Volunteer and to Travel If you are looking for international volunteer programs, you are on the right track. International volunteer programs are the best way to travel. And the best way to volunteer. And the best way to have an absolutely amazing experience – whether you are spending a gap year on a budget; going on a quest for adventure; or exploring the world while doing your bit to make it a better place. It is ideal for soul searchers, altruists and adventurers, combining itchy feet and helping hands in a way that benefits all concerned. Best WayRead More →

I would say the people that are coming go for it I mean it may may seem daring and unexpected if you’ve never done this before but it’s honestly the most brilliant experience ever you you get to be hands-on with the Rhinos get be hands-on with the Elephants and you just see them in their natural habitat with no strings attached they’re all very safe and protected and you are safe and protected as well which is the main thing .Read More →

Hi I’m Kevin I’m from the United States and I’m living with big cats . Early September I saw that VSA was having a competition to find the next project leader here at big cat so I made a short video and I sent it in they end up choosing me when I first came here a year ago I was a volunteer it was by far one of the best things I’ve ever done . As soon as I left the volunteer program went back home I was trying to find different ways to make my way back here since I’m a project leaderRead More →

Hi my name is Laerke and I’m Agnete and we were living with big cats . We have been doing a lot of fun stuff game drives, Lion walks, Rhino Tracking we have met a bunch of new people overall this is really, really cool doing it with people that you really like it just made it makes it all like so much more fun everybody is so good and I’m crying when we have to say goodbye to people, yeah for sure .Read More →

Hi my name is Aubrey I’m from Michigan and I’m living with big cats I came to this program because I’ve always been interested in wildlife and Africa with the cats to the Elephants Giraffes . My most memorable experience is probably working with the three Lion cubs the Rhino tracking experience was like something I’ve never dreamed of so it was definitely something I’ll always remember . For me it took me a while I was looking into this for about a year am I gonna like it or do I want to be away from home but it’s just kind of one ofRead More →

Hi I’m Wolfie I’m from the UK and I’m here living with big cats the first time I met the Lion cubs was pretty cool because even though I knew I was going to be meeting Lion cubs it was still really strange to just go in and they just walk past you so if they want to walk with you then they’ll walk with you and if not you can see them from a distance but it’s still pretty cool because they’re still there so be that close to lions is just incredible you would never believe that an animal that big and withRead More →

Hi I’m Caroline hi I’m Chloe we’re from England and we’re living with big cats I came to this program because I love animals predominantly big cats and Chloe went to a program last year and wanted to come again this year so I tagged along . So we’ve been in with the Lion cubs quite a lot we’ve taken them down to the water hole . We just went for a walk with the Elephants which was awesome amazing like so surreal . It’s really hard to put into words that you’re in a cage with three Lion cubs and you’re not being eatenRead More →

Hi so I’m Bernita I’m from Virginia in the United States and I’m here in South Africa . Every day we pretty much go out on a morning and an evening drive and we’ll go out and we’ll collect data we have a specific goal each drive so sometimes we’ll be looking for Rhino sometimes Lions sometimes Elephants . We’ll record the location how many there are their ages their sex like GPS coordinates and stuff like that it’s been absolutely phenomenal I definitely recommend doing it especially if you love the outdoors we love nature if you love animals this is definitely on theRead More →

The Top Wildlife Volunteer Opportunities in Southern Africa The sheer range of options for wildlife volunteer opportunities in Southern Africa are endless. So how would you choose the right experience for you?There are ethical volunteer agencies doing great work helping volunteers to choose the right projects. Be wary, however, as there are a number of unscrupulous agencies around too. With a decade of experience in assisting wildlife conservation volunteers to enjoy a safe and meaningful experience, Volunteer Southern Africa is a wildlife conservation volunteering program with a vision of long-term sustainability for Africa’s wildlife. It is our mission is to recruit, host and look afterRead More →