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Volunteer in Victoria Falls with International Volunteer HQ

Volunteer in Victoria Falls

Volunteer in Victoria Falls with International Volunteer HQ, the world’s most affordable and trusted volunteer organization. Volunteers are based on a private game reserve in the popular tourist area of Victoria Falls. You can choose to volunteer for periods ranging from 2 to 12 weeks and volunteer work is focused on conservation management activities and research within the reserve and surrounding areas.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • Special Wildlife Conservation project
  • Program based on a private game reserve in the province of Matabeleland North
  • Accommodation is in single rooms and located within the conservation center
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from $1020 for 2 weeks
  • Volunteers live in the midst of the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Victoria Falls each month
It felt like home. Everyone on staff felt like family to me. I learned so much from this trip and I gained so much. I am definitely going back. I'm already planning my next trip!
IVHQ Volunteer - Anjanette Wilson
Anjanette Wilson
Nationality: American
Age: 19
Destination: Victoria Falls

Volunteer opportunities in Victoria Falls

Wildlife Conservation in Victoria Falls
Wildlife Conservation volunteering in Victoria Falls with IVHQ

Protects animals

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Grassroots volunteer experience

Incredible experiences await as a volunteer helping iconic African wildlife in a private game reserve. Based near the spectacular Victoria Falls, you’ll help local conservationists with a range of protection and research activities.

Suited to:
Active Volunteers College students Solo Travelers Animal lovers Gap year Spring break

Wildlife Conservation in

Africa is perhaps best known for its amazing wildlife - with lions, elephants and rhino high up on any animal-lovers bucket list to see. As a wildlife conservation volunteer, you’ll be getting hands-on experience in a private game reserve, helping to protect some of the most awe-inspiring animals on earth.

Wildlife Conservation in Victoria Falls with IVHQ

Volunteers get the unique opportunity to help with the upkeep of the game reserve, that’s home to Africa’s Big 5 - lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo, where the focus is ongoing conservation activities and research projects. It also serves as an intensive protection zone for the critically endangered black rhino. You shouldn’t expect to be doing hands-on research or touching the animals, but you’ll be doing an important support role, with activities that can include:

  • Alien vegetation removal
  • Soil erosion control methods
  • Waterhole creation, maintenance and monitoring
  • Freshwater ecosystem analysis
  • Animal and bird monitoring, tracking and counting, as part of regular game drives
  • Road maintenance
  • Upkeep of river crossings
  • General clean-up of the reserve and surrounding areas
  • Attend conservation lectures
  • Camping out on the reserve

Work varies during the year and at times may also include:

  • Game census counting
  • Animal tracking
  • Watching rhino supplement feeding

You’ll be working in tandem with members of the game reserve team, with their work also benefiting partner organizations including Birdlife Zimbabwe, Endangered Wildlife Trust and Zimbabwe National Parks Authority.

Volunteers can also supplement your time by visiting a local school once a week to work on development projects focused on education, fundraising, helping with general maintenance of the school, nutrition and small-scale vegetable gardening.

Project Highlights
What you need to know
  • Affordable fees from $1,020 for 2 weeks
  • Volunteer in a private game reserve outside Victoria Falls
  • Help with conservation activities for unique African wildlife
  • Suited to animal-loving volunteers with a sense of adventure
  • Volunteering for up to 5 hours per day
Destination Highlights
Victoria Falls at a glance
  • Based near the iconic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in private rooms at the conservation {% tt terms.center %}
  • Between 5 and 15 volunteers start in Victoria Falls each month
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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in Victoria Falls to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Victoria Falls will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Victoria Falls with your new-found friends.

How to get started

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