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African Parks is constantly growing its portfolio of parks or conducting special projects in its existing operations. As a result, from time to time, we recruit volunteers to help with busy periods, new projects, or research activities. If you want to apply your passion, skills, and talents to helping us protect an amazing collection of protected areas in Africa, keep monitoring this page for volunteering opportunities. African Parks is an equal opportunity employer and all applications will be considered.

As a general rule, African Parks employs volunteers on the following basis:

  • The volunteer period will normally last between 3 and 12 months, depending on the nature of the project;
  • Each Park Manager will determine his or her volunteer needs for the year and will deal directly with all applicants. African Parks head office in Johannesburg will only deal with volunteers for head office projects, and not those at a park level;
  • Once a volunteer has been selected a short contract that covers the following will be signed: the duties of the volunteer, provision of accommodation and a living allowance, if applicable, by African Parks, access to transport, and travel / medical evacuation insurance. The volunteer will also be asked to declare that he or she understands the risks involved and is physically capable of performing the duties;

Current volunteering employment vacancies:

Volunteer position for Medical Doctor around Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Congo

Volunteer position for construction assistant for Chinko Project Park Head Quarters, CAR

South Africa

African Parks Head Office
First Floor, Centurion Building, The Oval, Cnr Meadowbrook Lane and Sloane Street
Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa

Phone: +27 11 465 0050 - Fax: +27 86 662 4992


Ms Sophie Vossenaar - Director Philanthropy, Europe
Postbus 313
3940 AH Doorn
Langbroekerdijk A97, 3947 BE Langbroek

Phone: +31 343 565 013

United States

Ms Nicole Mollo - Executive Director, USA
P O Box 2262
New York, NY 10021

Phone: +1 646 863 2422