Volunteer, Intern & Research in Uganda

Gorilla and Chimp Luxury Safaris hosts volunteers, interns, and researchers throughout the year at various locations. Many choose to work at the Gorilla Health and Community Centre, where we analyze fecal samples from gorillas, livestock, and people to learn more about the disease vectors that harm sensitive gorilla populations. We have a variety of ongoing projects and welcome those interested to contact us directly.

Projects to volunteer

Community Health

Here we work with Village Health and Conservation Teams (VHCTs) community volunteers who visit homes in their villages and promote hygiene and sanitation, family planning, infectious disease prevention and control including referring suspect TB, HIV, Scabies and diarrhea patients, nutrition and sustainable agriculture, as well as, conservation of the gorillas and their habitat. This includes reporting homes that are regularly visited by gorillas to help reduce human and wildlife conflict.

Gorilla Healthy Monitoring

We work with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) wardens and rangers to collect fecal samples from gorilla night nests and train them to look out for clinical signs in the gorillas.

Conservation Education in Schools

We have a youth program – the Impenetrable Kids League, a partnership with The Kids League where we currently work with eight schools in two sub counties around Bwindi; the winning team has to win the game and score highest on the quiz about conservation and public health.

Livestock Health

We train Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWS) who provide basic veterinary services to the community’s livestock. We also support the community with rabies vaccinations, spays and neuters of their pet dogs and cats.