Volunteer Programme

Thank you for your inter­est in vol­un­teer­ing with Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK)!

Our project is look­ing for vol­un­teers who are pas­sion­ate about wildlife con­ser­va­tion. Action For Cheetahs projects include habi­tat mon­i­tor­ing and mod­el­ing, com­mu­nity edu­ca­tion and aware­ness, and com­mu­nity devel­op­ment. Our research, edu­ca­tion and com­mu­nity pro­grammes are con­ducted in affil­i­a­tion with Cheetah Conservation Fund and Kenya Wildlife Service.

Volunteer oppor­tu­ni­ties fall under the fol­low­ing categories:

General Volunteer
Non-academic – gen­eral vol­un­teer who is not affil­i­ated with a school or University – this can be a pro­fes­sional per­son (vet­eri­nar­ian, mar­ket­ing or edu­ca­tion pro­fes­sional, etc.) who would like a vol­un­teer expe­ri­ence or to use their skills to assist in Action For Cheetahs field work or com­mu­nity programs.

Read more .… General Volunteer Information

Volunteers Volunteer

For more volunteer information and application materials please contact Erica Hermsen (ehermsen@actionforcheetahs.org).

Internship
Non-thesis vol­un­teer affil­i­ated with a school or uni­ver­sity, or a recent grad­u­ate, look­ing to gain skills in spe­cific research, education/awareness or com­mu­nity development.

You qual­ify for an intern­ship if your course­work and inter­est is in:

  • habi­tat mon­i­tor­ing and mod­el­ing, ecol­ogy or zoology;
  • com­mu­nity edu­ca­tion and aware­ness, com­mu­nity con­ser­va­tion, envi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment; and/or
  • com­mu­nity devel­op­ment, holis­tic range­land man­age­ment, social ecol­ogy, envi­ron­men­tal policy.

Students seek­ing under­grad­u­ate, mas­ters or Phd degrees and con­duct­ing the­sis study affil­i­ated with Action For Cheetahs.

Student attach­ments are avail­able for schol­ars in uni­ver­sity pro­grammes in con­ser­va­tion related depart­ments requir­ing the­sis projects. Scholar appli­ca­tions in research, com­mu­nity devel­op­ment, con­ser­va­tion man­age­ment and envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion and must fit within the objec­tives of Action For Cheetahs:

1) Identify fac­tors affect­ing chee­tah live­stock pre­da­tion and mit­i­gate conflict,

2) Understand chee­tah health and habi­tat selec­tions, and

3) Influence pub­lic and admin­is­tra­tive changes to pos­i­tively affect chee­tah conservation-management protocol.

Read more .… Academic Information

Support our work

ACK needs your help to support our scouts and the community so we can accomplish our goal of conservation of the cheetahs in Kenya. With your help we can continue our research and conversation activities.

  • Student/Teacher Activity Book - $10 each
  • Plant 10 Trees - $20 
  • Support a School Visit - $30 
  • Field gear for Scouts - $50 
  • Sponsor Detection Dog - $100/month 
  • Sponsor Field Officer/month - $200/month
  • Field Monitoring Equipment - $500

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