Volunteer or Intern at Cheetah Experience,
and start your day off with the roar of a big cat, and end your day
that share your love and passion for animals
Volunteer & Internship Programs
Want to spend your Summer making a difference to wildlife conservation in South Africa (and make all your friends and family jealous too)?
Then join us in one of our Volunteer or Internship Programs at Cheetah Experience!
Being part of our Volunteer and Internship Programs gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get hands-on experience taking care of our cheetahs and other endangered and threatened species, something we’re sure you’ll
cherish for the rest of your life!
You'll be working with a number of endangered and threatened species on a daily basis, including cheetahs, leopards, male non-breeding lions, servals, caracals, African wildcats, wolves, meerkats and a Siberian tiger. Our project takes in rescued animals from the local area, so we also have various animals from time to time, including a goat and antelope.
Since our Volunteer and Internship Program started in 2011,
Cheetah Experience has seen over 1,000 hard-working, dedicated people from 33 countries
come and be a special part of the Cheetah Experience Global Volunteer Family,
and contribute to conservation in South Africa.
You can help build fun enrichment objects for our animals to keep them happy and healthy throughout the day, and you might have the chance to play soccer with some of our cheetahs, and join our staff in taking some of our cheetahs and caracals on enrichment walks!
You might even have the opportunity to spend a couple of nights in our ‘Lionhouse’, which overlooks our male lion’s enclosures. Many volunteers have remarked that waking up to the roar of a lion was one of the highlights of their visit!
So whether you’re on university break, on a year long journey of self discovery,
or just in need of a serious break from your job,
we have a volunteer program to suit you!