Be a voice for Cheetah Conservation. Join our team as a volunteer.

Cheetah Outreach is a leader in cheetah conservation in South Africa.

Volunteer Highlights:

  • Raise Awareness: communicate the Cheetah Outreach conservation message to guests at he the facility through daily guided tours and assisting with public Cheetah and Small Animal Encounters.
  • Experience of a Lifetime: your time at Cheetah Outreach will create memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Get to know our Animals: besides cheetahs, we have a caracal, servals, bat-eared foxes, jackal, meerkat and dogs. Volunteers are given the opportunity to become more involved with the animals as they progress through the volunteer program.
  • Learn a lot: Cheetah Outreach provides great work and study experience whether you are travelling through South Africa, have a passion for wildlife, wish to gain experience in the conservation or tourism fields, or are simply a life-long animal lover.
  • Have fun: the diverse background of Cheetah Outreach volunteers creates a unique and spirited work environment. Make friends from around the world. Be part of a team.
  • Low or No Cost to Volunteer: we offer low cost options for international volunteers and no cost to local volunteers.

Typical Day as a Volunteer

Please have in mind that working conditions can range from hot Summer days to cold and wet days.


From the time you arrive in the morning until closing your busy day will include:

– Prepare food for our reptiles

– Helping to feed the animals and cleaning their enclosures

– Greeting guests at entrance

– Leading tours of the facility and providing information to our guests

– Assisting with public cheetah and small animal encounters

– Walking our dogs

– Receiving training for tasks and personal advancement and undertaking various maintenance tasks


The following is required for all volunteers:

– Fluent English speaker

– Be in good health and at least 18 years old

– International volunteers need to have a manual shift driver’s license

– No experience with animals or conservation work is necessary as full training is provided

– More detailed information on specific requirements can be found in the information documents below

International Volunteers

International volunteers need to commit to a minimum period of 6 weeks. We do, however, give preference to those volunteers who can work for longer. This is to ensure that you get as much out of our volunteer program as possible by completing the relevant training necessary to perform particular tasks. Your volunteer duties will depend on your length of stay, your ability and your particular relationships with our animals. There is no maximum volunteer period. A volunteer Visa will be required should you wish to stay for 90 days or more.

Limited basic accommodation (only basic foods e.g. tea, coffee, rice, pasta. etc) is available for our international volunteers. Housing and transport will be available in return for you working 5 days a week at our facility. Subject to availability of accommodation we can also look to taking interns looking for experience in tourism, conservation, etc.

Local Volunteers

We welcome local volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 4 days a month. This is to ensure that we have a level of consistency to our program. We can also consider accepting students who wish to volunteer during semester breaks to gain experience in the tourism, animals or conservation fields.

More Information and Contacts

You can also contact us at: or call +27 (0)82 623 9960

Local volunteer information

International volunteer information