The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Volunteer and contribute to the welfare and rehabilitation of lion cubs as they undertake pre-release training in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park; take part in a research program to better understand the ecology of elephants in the Park and join our conservation education and community programs to involve communities in conservation as part of our holistic approach.
As a volunteer you will also enjoy time spent walking with the lions along the banks of the mighty and beautiful Zambezi river, with the potential of witnessing them chasing down game in the National Park as well as getting involved in important tasks related to the conservation and preservation of this noble beast.
Elephant Research and Conservation Volunteering in Zambia
Spend time on elephant research and conservation volunteering in Zambia and gain an insight into efforts to protect this species. You will learn about the difficulties facing elephants and communities surrounding Livingstone and efforts to help them live in harmony. The project is based in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park home to rhinos, giraffe, antelope and more. Livingstone is a developing town with increased urban and agricultural growth, leading to human - wildlife conflict especially with elephants. This project team collects data on the number and movements of the elephants with the aim of implementing conflict mitigating solutions. Little is known about the actual movements and herd sizes in the area so this is an exciting research project.