Big Beyond: Conservation & Development Volunteer Programme, rural Uganda
This programme in remote and beautiful southwest Uganda encompasses a range of projects aiming to integrate the conservation of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with the sustainable development of its local community. Bwindi is famously home to the rare mountain gorilla and although it's a relatively successful conservation story considering the rise in gorilla families, the community have been somewhat forgotten.
Without genuine support of the local community, for a good reason, the rich forest ecosystem will have no future. Local people need sustainable development that consider their surroundings. On the other side of the coin, the Batwa and Bakiga tribes residing on the forest's new boundaries also deserve to be part of its conservation, tourism-related opportunities, and the chance to understand the improtance and immense benefits of protecting the forest for them and this planet.
You would work right at the grassroots, support a holistic approach to this challenge and contribute to long-term critical goals. There are fascinating opportunities to get involved in projects across health, business, education, conservation, research, toruism and culture.
All volunteer programmes are bespoke and tailored to your individual skills, interests and level of ability.
Big Beyond is an independent volunteer organisation passionate about empowering remote African communities to lead their own sustainable development, reducing human pressure on fragile conservation areas that support the planet’s last remaining wildlife, and facilitating incredible experiences for international volunteers who can join our team through personalised and meaningful programmes designed around individual skills or interests
17 Carlton Close, Noordhoek, Cape Town, South Africa, 7985
business development, rural development, environmental conservation, wildlife research, adult education, film, community health, health education, cultural heritage, research and mapping, agriculture and farming, community sports, arts and crafts, dance and cultural performance
Application process and requirements
Please enquiry by emailing [email protected] and schedule a phone call to chat about the projects and your requirements