2 – 12 Weeks Volunteering
Some information regarding the project:
In Africa, humans are often confronted with the struggle of the task of co-existing with animals. The project effectively gives animals in need a second chance, providing them with a safe haven to live as normally as possible. The project has volunteers attending their program from all over the world, with many having certain skills on offer, and some with no experience with animals at all. What all volunteers attending the program has in common, is a love for wildlife and a driving passion of conservation and ensuring the safety of all of Africa’s wildlife species.
Volunteering ratesstarting from
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Activities at the project are carried out in a rotational group system to ensure that everybody gets exposed to the variety of experiences available. Possible tasks as a Wildlife Conservation Volunteer at the project include:
- Preparing food and feeding the wildlife
- Cleaning and maintaining enclosures
- Providing enrichment to the animals in the form of interaction, walks in the bush or implementation of special activities for them
- Providing intensive care for juvenile wildlife including overnight care for some animals.
- Physical labor such as building new facilities
- Research which may include the monitoring of free-ranging animals in the area, analysing camera traps and GPS data
- Time in the environment such as tracking & monitoring a variety of animals species (and sometimes snakes!) on or near property and game counts in the bush
- Assisting with the various projects that arise at the sanctuary
- Working days are Mondays – Fridays from 06:00/07:00 AM – 17:00/18:00 PM
Weekends at the project tend to involve a Saturday activity that can vary from paintball, a nature walk through the reserve, sport competition, volleyball or challenges and quizzes. You will also be able to enjoy the activities in the surrounding area such as Zip lining, Caves, Ostrich Farm and Wine Tasting. Evenings involve a braai (barbecue) and time to socialize and relax together. Sundays you may have the option to visit central town or spend some time at our luxury lodge for the day.
The project is located in a Malaria-free region on the Garden Route. The project has about 300 days of sunshine each year. Summer runs from October – April where the temperatures can reach a high of 45 degrees. In the evenings temperatures can drop quite significantly, sometimes below 0 degrees, so be sure to pack wisely.
Winter is from May – August with wonderful cold days accompanied by very cold nights. The average temperature ranges between -2 and 25 degrees during this period.
The most popular time to enjoy the program would be between August – April when rainfall is at it’s lowest.
Volunteers will live in the volunteer village in luxury tented accommodation. You will also receive 3 meals daily which are prepared by staff members at the project.