Volunteering for GRI

Volunteering with GRI is a unique opportunity to experience the Zambian bush and to dedicate your time and skills to support a conservation organisation working to protect vulnerable wildlife.

GRI’s Volunteer Programme was established in 2010. Since then, volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities have been sharing their skills, experiences and enthusiasm with GRI. Volunteers are a huge asset to GRI – we really couldn’t function without them.

We are currently looking for Volunteers at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery and the Kafue Release Facility to assist with many aspects of the camps daily operations as well as focused project work under the Elephant Orphanage Project and Community Outreach Department.

Maximum Capacity:

GRI accepts a maximum of 5 volunteers per month to assist us with the operations.


Monthly Capacity

GRI location

GRI Project

2 volunteers

(April - November) 

Lilayi Elephant Nursery

Elephant Orphanage Project

3 volunteers

(April - November) 

Kafue Release Facility

Elephant Orphanage Project



Volunteers help GRI fulfil our mission of Empowering Rangers and Local Communities to Conserve Nature by:

  • Contributing to the overall sustainability of GRI
  • Building the capacity of Rangers and local communities
  • Contributing to global awareness of our conservation efforts in Zambia


Volunteer Requirements:

  • GRI is looking for motivated and conscientious individuals with a genuine interest in conservation, who would be willing to assist with various aspects of this unique organisation
  • No specific qualifications are required to become a Volunteer, although different roles may suit different experience levels/interests.
  • Although not required, first aid knowledge would be useful.
  • Volunteers must be self-supporting
  • Volunteers need to be practical in nature and prepared to live in a remote bush camp environment
  • Due to the nature of the projects (working within rural communities and animals) volunteers must be flexible to any change in schedule/plans