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Intern in Zimbabwe with over 400 Animals

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ORGANIZATION: Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary


A unique opportunity exists to join our team at the Twala Trust - we are looking for a motivated, cheerful team player to live and work at the Twala Trust, helping to care for our rescued animals, assist with community programmes and mentor other volunteers. We are looking for a hand-on enthusiastic member to join our team. We are home to over 400 rescued birds and animals at the Twala Trust, both indigenous, exotic and domestic species.

You will need to be 20+ years of age, physically and mentally fit and an animal lover who is willing to get stuck in with whatever needs doing!

Tasks are varied and include:

  • preparing food for our animals
  • helping give medicines and treatments
  • walking our Waggley Tail Club on our large premises
  • helping with animal rescues
  • working alongside staff and other volunteers
  • interacting with visitors
  • helping staff with cleaning of enclosures and providing animal enrichment, and
  • thinking on your feet to help with whatever tasks are at hand.

Some animal care experience is essential, you must especially love dogs and be a people person too. Good spoken and written English is required along with a Driver's License. Your qualities must include being proactive, resourceful and kind. References from an employer, school or university are a must.

This is an unpaid 3 month internship position, with full board and lodging provided. A 6 day week, 8 hour day is required. Successful applicants will need to pay for flights to and from Zimbabwe.

You can find lots of information about us and what we do on our website and Facebook page ( This is a brilliant opportunity to increase your animal care skills and a great chance to meet many people from all over the world.

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About Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary


Goromonzi, Harare, ZW

Mission Statement

The Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary is in Goromonzi, 25km east of the capital city Harare in Zimbabwe, Africa. Founded in 2012, the Sanctuary’s mission is to provide a safe haven for animals in need, as well as to promote conservation and animal welfare in the extensive rural area of Goromonzi. The Twala Trust is a non profit organisation. Our vision is to significantly improve the quality of life of the dogs, cats and livestock in rural households in the area surrounding our Sanctuary, to assist with human/wildlife conflict in this area and, where necessary, provide sanctuary to displaced, injured and abandoned animals of all species. We provide practical, hands-on education for people to understand animal welfare and conservation measures in the Goromonzi area.


A Unique Animal Sanctuary in Africa

The Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary is the only sanctuary of its kind in Zimbabwe, operating a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre, an exotic pet rescue, a farm animal rescue and a kennel-free dog rescue. We also have a longstanding, grassroots community outreach programme. We are well-established in Zimbabwe and operate an ethical, hands-on, animal focused Sanctuary. At Twala we do not breed, buy, swap or sell animals. Our residents include four lions (two are confiscated former pets and two were rescued from the breeding/petting industry), serval cats, civet cats, domestic cats, jackals, genets, primates, galagos, antelope, reptiles, indigenous and exotic birds, and many small wild mammals. We also have rescued farm animals, horses and donkeys and a large group of elderly and disabled dogs, who live kennel-free and make up our 'Waggley Tail Club'.

Our role in the community is to help animals in need, provide vet care, food and comfort. We possible, we release wild animals back into their habitat, and re-home domestic animals like dogs and cats into suitable homes, where appropriate. We offer free rabies vaccinations and a spay and neuter programme in the community for cats and dogs and educate people in surrounding villages about animal welfare and positive human/animal interactions.

Our work on a daily basis is varied and extremely fulfilling. We make a difference to animals and people alike.


Animals, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


ArcturusGoromonzi, Harare Zimbabwe



  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Community Outreach
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • This is a 3 month internship.
  • Every day at the Twala Trust is busy, varied and fulfilling. You will need to be able to multi-task and have a positive attitude. We know you'll have fun and learn lots - your efforts will be rewarded by seeing the impact you have on our animals.

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