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. ACK projects include habi­tat mon­i­tor­ing and mod­el­ing, com­mu­nity edu­ca­tion and aware­ness, and com­mu­nity devel­op­ment. ACK research, edu­ca­tion and com­mu­nity pro­grammes are con­ducted in affil­i­a­tion with Cheetah Conservation Fund and Kenya Wildlife Service.

Volunteers and students Morgan Maly, Erica Hermsen and Deanna Russell

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 ACK field work or com­mu­nity programs.

Read more.…General Volunteer Information

Photo by Reinier vanEsch - Night game count for Action for Cheetahs in Kenya

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.

Read more.…Internship Information

ACK volunteers visiting a school in the Salama study area

ACADEMIC

Students seek­ing under­grad­u­ate, mas­ters or Phd degrees and con­duct­ing the­sis study affil­i­ated with ACK.

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 ACK:

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


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