If you are looking for experience in conservation or fundraising, you may be interested to know that we occasionally offer volunteer placements in our London office.
Volunteer in the charity and conservation sector
We are currently looking for an Office Support Volunteer part time for fixed 6 week period between 5 May to the 13 June 2014. Please see details about the role here
For general office volunteering please click here for an example of a previous office volunteer vacancy . Opportunities are dependent on work load and desk space available in the office. Please contact email@example.com if you have any particular skills or ideas that you would like to share through volunteering.
If you are interested in volunteering at one of Save the Rhino's events then please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tasks include helping to set up the event, selling raffle tickets, selling merchandise, clearing up after the event etc.
Work or volunteer abroad
Ol Pejeta Conservancy Kenya
There are currently exciting opportunities at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. On their conservation programme, you will have the opportunity to help to create an effective monitoring programme for Northern White rhino, as well as to work on various ecological monitoring projects. This is a great programme to gain experience in the field, and we thoroughly recommend it. For further details, please click here
Dambari Wildlife Trust
There are also volunteering opportunities at the Dambari Wildlife Trust, near Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, where your work could include looking after DWT's small antelope collection, positioning camera traps in nearby Matopos National Park, or working on education materials for local schoolchildren. For further details, please click here.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda
Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch is located in Nakasongola district of Uganda and is the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda. The Rhino re-introduction project is a project of Rhino Fund Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority. The Sanctuary has a comprehensive volunteer scheme with opportunities to take part in activities such as rhino monitoring, fence supervision and maintenance patrols, problematic plant removal, small animal rehabilitation, community education and outreach activities. Click here to download the volunteer information handbook. Click here to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary website or email email@example.com for more information.
Also check the excellent sites below for voluntary opportunities and advice.
- Lonely Planet - good info on volunteering
- Environment job - paid and voluntary opportunities in environment / conservation
- Stopdodo - green / environment job listings
- Green volunteers - what it says on the tin!
- Try reading this article about the cost of volunteering overseas
Keeper for a Day at Chester Zoo
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get up close to a rhino?
Well now is your chance. At Chester Zoo we offer a one-to-one, unique Zoo Keeper Experience day, giving you the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and work alongside our experienced and dedicated rhino staff.
You will be helping the keepers with their duties, this will include the daily care, cleaning, feeding and anything else that may come along during the day.
This special day will start at 8am and end at 5pm. Tea breaks and lunch are all included, plus you’ll get a signed certificate in a presentation pack and a gift to remember your day.
To be a Rhino Keeper for the Day, you need to be 18 or above and reasonably fit.
For health reasons, we can’t accept you as a Keeper for Day if you are pregnant or suffering from an immune suppressant illness.
Vouchers for Rhino Keeper days cost £250.
To make a booking, please contact a member of the team on 01244 650261.
For more information on our Keeper for a Day packages, visit www.chesterzoo.org/kfad
Photo credit: Chester Zoo