Lilongwe Wildlife Trust

Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa
Fighting Wildlife Crime. Helping Animals in Need. Empowering the Guardians of the Wild.

Volunteering Activities

Animal Care
Conservation Work

What We Need

Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, part of world-renowned charity Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, is Malawi's only wildlife sanctuary, and the only sanctuary in the world to have obtained all three accrediations from GFAS, PASA and the Born Free Foundation's PAW scheme, illustrating our extremely high welfare standards. Volunteers are critical across all areas of the rescue and rehabilitation process and will be involved in orphan care, animal husbandry (feeding, cleaning, etc), reserve maintenance, clinic assistance, integrations, observations and re-introductions. There is also the opportunity to be involved in community outreach and education, campaigns, and elephant or primate research.

When & Who

All year round
Yes, we require a minimum of 2 Weeks
Maximum stay: 3 months
Individuals, Groups

What we Provide

Volunteer House

The main house has basic mixed dorm-style accommodation sleeping ten, with electricity, a kitchen, lounge area, bathroom and hot showers. You can also upgrade to the chalet if you want a bit more of your own space. We have a two bed and a four bed chalet,  both en-suite. We also have an attractive garden area for relaxing in the evenings and on your day off. We employ a cleaner too so you don’t have to worry about washing your sheets on your day off.


Meals are cooked by our local chef every day except on Sunday when extra food is provided.  The menu is vegetarian with a mix of international and local dishes

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water
First Aid

Our Fees



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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pick Up/Drop Off

Airport transfers and all work-related transport is included in the price, as is an induction and orientation at the Wildlife Centre and a town tour of Lilongwe.

Contact Person

Bright Mbangalah
Kenyatta Drive, PO Box 2140, Lilongwe, Malawi.

Additional Info about Us

10 to 20 people

Volunteer coordinator: In charge of volunteer welfare, orientation, logisitcs etc.
Rehabilitation manager: Runs the volunteer schedule and activities
Centre vet: In charge of the on-site vet clinic
There are also various animal management, community outreach, education and management staff.


Placements starts and end on a Tuesday
Visas: $75 for 1 month, which can be extended up to 3 months while in country for $10. Visas obtained on arrival.
Vaccinations/healthcare: A negative TB test is required to volunteer. Rabies vaccination strongly recommended. Anti-malarials essential.

What are you waiting for?

We at Lilongwe Wildlife Trust would love to hear from you!