SOUTH AFRICA: Worthwhile Wildlife Rehabilitation in Beautiful KwaZulu-Natal!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Animal Volunteer Projects / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Country: South Africa
Location : KwaZulu-Natal
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

You'll work with over 400 different animals and birds, and lots of monkeys, always with the ultimate aim of rehabilitating them and setting them free back in their native wildlands.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:

► An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Africa and Zulu culture.
► The enormous satisfaction of helping abused, orphaned and threatened animals and knowing that you made a difference to them
► New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
► An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
► And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

The Centre is situated KwaZulu-Natal. It is a wildlife hospital that cares for the injured and orphaned wild animals and birds and the only centre of its kind in the Province. As a charity organisation there are always more mouths to feed than hands to feed them, so every helping hand is greatly appreciated.

Volunteer duties and responsibilities are linked with level of experience so there is something for everyone, from feeds to assisting nurses in the clinic, to grounds work and the building of suitable enclosures, to assisting in rescues and releases.

There are approximately 300 - 400 animals under the centre’s care at any given time, all of which are wildlife indigenous to Kwa Zulu Natal. Animals range from birds and mammals to raptors and reptiles, and many many monkeys. During the summer months (November to January) when monkeys give birth, many newborn baby monkeys are either abandoned or taken away from their mothers by ignorant humans who would like them as pets. When people realize they do not have the skills to care for these animals, they are dropped off at the centre. These baby monkeys require 24 hour care, regular feeding, cleaning and most importantly human contact.

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £945 for two weeks. You can participate for up to twelve weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements.
Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).
You'll also receive a free T-shirt.
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

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