Volunteering 

The Location

The Sanctuary is based at Bambi in the Bush house farm close to Bambi School, a district in the Central part of Zanzibar, about 44 min (25.6 km) via Karume Rd.


Your Contribution

You will be responsible for providing food and giving water to animals, cleaning enclosures, providing enrichment, planting trees, assisting with tours for visitors, the construction and maintenance work of cages and enclosures and keeping the Centre's grounds clean.

You will make a positive difference to the lives of the cats at the sanctuary by caring for and enriching the lives of stray and feral cats in Zanzibar.


Conditions Onsite

It can be very emotional work treating and caring for sick and abused cats so you should try to be prepared for this. Be rest assured that you are among people who are experiencing the same feelings and emotions as you and will be there to support you.

The work at the sanctuary is both challenging and physical.

There is no maximum age, however, you will need to be able to stand for long periods of time, work in humidity or wet conditions, travel to and from the project and perform basic manual labor tasks.

Please Note

There are project fees , first you pay deposit to Cat Sanctuary Zanzibar . This is a total of $700.this includes food Breakfast and lunch with accommodation for period of 2 months   Deposit 25%.

Typical day

You will be involved in the daily routine of caring for the resident cats at the Sanctuary.

Cats are fed twice a day, therefore, food preparation and feeding plays a large part in caring for each animal.

Enclosures require cleaning and the collection and cleaning of food bowls is required.

Rotational tasks include keeping the volunteer house tidy, sweeping paths, kitchen duties and feeding, washing and grooming the cats.


You will work 5 days a week from 7.30 am to 5 pm.

Free-time activities

On days off, you may choose to spend your days or an overnight stay outside of sanctuary.
44 min (25.6 km) via Karume Rd