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Bird & Wildlife Sanctuary

Volunteering Program in South Africa

This program offers a multifaceted volunteer experience. You’ll contribute to the rehabilitation program for sick and injured animals, providing care for a wide range of species brought to the sanctuary by the local community. The ultimate goal is to release these animals back into the wild, but for those unable to return, the sanctuary becomes their forever home. 

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Project overview


Important information

  • Trip duration: 2 – 12 weeks
  • Minimum age requirement: Families accepted
  • Arrival days: Mondays
  • Tour add-ons available: Yes

Price information

  • Starting from: 885€ | 765£ | $949
  • Included: Transfers, accommodation, meals, and all volunteer-related activities.
  • Excluded: Flights and insurance

What you should know

This project offers a hands-on experience unlike any other. Here, you’ll be a vital part of their extensive rehabilitation program, caring for a diverse range of rescued animals, most of whom are adorable babies! Your ultimate goal is to help these animals regain their health and, whenever possible, return to the wild.

Here’s a glimpse into what your volunteer days might look like:

  • Animal Care: Prepare food, feed the animals, and even assist with raising orphaned animals (depending on the season and their needs).
  • Habitat Maintenance: Keep enclosures clean, and in some cases, help with construction or renovation projects.
  • Wildlife Observation: Contribute to the project by checking fences, collecting data, and observing animal behavior.
  • Project Operations: Assist in the sanctuary’s restaurant, remove invasive plants, and help with general maintenance tasks.
  • Veterinary Care: (For qualified volunteers) Lend a hand in the clinic.
  • Animal Enrichment: Spend time socializing with the permanent animal residents.

The workweek is five days, with two free days (not guaranteed to be weekends).

Relax and recharge after a fulfilling day caring for animals! The project provides comfortable on-site accommodation for volunteers:

  • Shared Units: (Up to 8 People) Ideal for socializing with fellow volunteers.
  • Double and Single Rooms: Offering privacy when needed.
  • Shared Amenities: Hot showers and electricity for your convenience.
  • Living Room with TV: Unwind and connect with others in the evenings.

Fuel up for your volunteer adventures with delicious meals provided by the project:

  • Self-Service Breakfast: Start your day with a selection of cereals, toast, fruits, tea, and coffee.
  • Prepared Lunches: Enjoy nourishing meals to keep you energized throughout the day.
  • Home-Cooked Dinners: Savor delicious homemade dinners, with the added bonus of summer braais (BBQs) to create lasting memories.
  • Vegetarian Options: The project caters to vegetarian diets. Please indicate your dietary needs on your application form.

How our booking process works:

Ready to start planning your adventure? We’re thrilled to have you on board as a travel partner! To get started with booking your trip, simply complete our free, no-obligation application form. You can exit the process at any point before signing our final agreement.

1. Complete application form and confirm booking details

  • You complete our free application form below.
  • One of our representatives will contact you within 24 hours and confirm the details of your desired booking
  • Once all details are confirmed, we process your application and provide provisional booking confirmation.

2. Provisional confirmation, invoice, and contract

  • Once your placement is provisionally confirmed, we send your invoice and contractual agreement.
  • A deposit payment is required and the completed contractual agreement needs to be sent back to us before we can confirm your booking.

3. Booking confirmation

  • Once we receive your booking deposit and completed contractual agremeent, we’ll provide an updated invoice (reflecting your deposit payment), confirmation letter confirming your trip details, and volunteering handbook.
  • We’ll also provide guidelines on how you should book your flights and, if required, any additional transport required during your stay.

4. Balance payment, flights, and insurance

  • The balance of your invoice is payable once month prior to your arrival.
  • You also send us a copy of your flight details and insurance before you start your trip.
  • You’ll also have access to Claim Victory’s support team WhatsApp number before you depart.

Need more information? Get in touch!

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Buck at the bird and wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary in South Africa
Accommodation at the bird and wildlife program in South Africa
Baby springbok enjoying the bottle feeding
volunteers enjoying lunch at the bird and wildlife program in South Africa
Zebra grazing at the bird and wildlife sanctuary in South Africa
Outside area at the accommodation of the bird and wildlife program in South Africa
volunteer playing with the wharthog at the project in South Africa
volunteer playing with the wharthog at the project in South Africa
Kudu grazing at the bird and wildlife program in South Africa
volunteer posing with a serval at the bird and wildlife rehabilitation program in South Africa
Cheetah feeding at the bird and wildlife rehabilitation program in South Africa
happy volunteers at the bird and wildlife program in South Africa

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