Are you passionate about wildlife conservation and eager to make a positive impact in one of South Africa’s most breathtaking landscapes? Look no further! We are thrilled to present an exceptional opportunity to join our team at a Big 5 Private Game Reserve, nestled in the heart of Limpopo. Imagine waking up to the sights and sounds of the African wilderness, surrounded by stunning landscapes and incredible biodiversity. At GVI Limpopo, you’ll not only be part of a dedicated conservation team but also have the chance to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring natural beauty that this reserve has to offer. If you’re ready to embark on a journey that combines your career aspirations with an unparalleled location, check out the  details of this exciting position available below:


Role and responsibilities:

  • Supporting in the running and development of projects.
  • Act as an enthusiastic role model for volunteers and provide guidance and mentorship.
  • Adopt a flexible work approach that will include working evenings and weekends.
  • Assisting to ensure that the programs continue to operate to a high standard for both volunteers and project partners
  • Assisting with administrative work if needed, including reporting and scheduling.
  • Ensure GVI’s child protection policies are implemented and maintained
  • Assist in the development of the under-18 and group programmes
  • Ensure all Health and Safety practices are being followed to a high standard and the necessary actions are taken should they not be
  • Motivate and support volunteers and participant’s teams to a high level.
  • Ensure all volunteers and interns are completing their duties to the necessary standard and taking the appropriate actions if they are not.
  • Logistics: Help coordinate activities, side trips and airport transfers for our volunteers and ensure all details are communicated to volunteers in a timely manner
  • Ensure all day-to-day logistics run smoothly

Professional skills and experience:

  • 1-2 years experience working in the field (preferably African wildlife)
  • Be a South African citizen/resident or have a minimum 2-year visa in place
  • FGASA qualification and all necessary certificates to legally operate as a field guide
  • Have a SA driver’s license – Code 08/EB (including the ability to tow a trailer)
  • Professional Driving Permit (PDP)
  • Experience with data analysing, writing and reporting
  • Experience working with international volunteers
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Advantageous:
    • Experience with either QGIS and/or ArcGIS
    • Experience with scientific mapping software
    • A conservation or education-related degree or qualification
    • Trained in First Aid


Here’s what our global team enjoys:

  • Collaborative, flexible culture
  • Transparency – hear directly from the CEO consistently
  • We laugh a lot, genuinely care about and support each other, and do the occasional dress-up
  • Leadership development
  • In-house counselling support
  • Growth opportunities across our 17 locations!

Package includes:

  • Monthly salary
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Visa costs (if applicable)
  • Emergency medical and travel insurance

About GVI

GVI is an international multi-award-winning social enterprise. We offer conservation and community development programs in 13 countries, all aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and led by our teams and experts from the communities we operate in.