Baboon Orphan Caretaker

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Non-profit
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gegründet 1989
C.A.R.E.
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Koordinator | Sam
Koordinator | Sam

Highlights

Volunteer within a stunning nature reserve in South Africa
Experience the unique work with beautiful chacma baboons
Enjoy the rewarding feeling of saving South African's wildlife by helping injured or orphaned animals to get back on track
Meet like-minded volunteers from all over the world and build life-long friendships
Go on an adventurous safari tour through Kruger National Park on your days-off
Help to hand-raise baby baboon orphans, assist with their bonding to baboon surrogate mothers, clean enclosures, food/bottle preparation, and much, much more! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Gruppen
50+

About the program

C.A.R.E. is located within a stunning private nature reserve, nearly bordering the Kruger National Park. Our volunteer program provides a unique experience working with the beautiful chacma baboons of South Africa alongside other iconic African animals. You may wake up one morning, look towards the electric fence and see an elephant, grazing peacefully on an Acacia tree. You'll hear the rutting of the impala, the call of jackals, and even the low growl of lions. Located 45 minutes from the nearest town, C.A.R.E. is truly out in the bush and offers an escape from the bustle of everyday life. 

C.A.R.E. greatly needs volunteers to help hand-raise baby baboon orphans, assist with their bonding to baboon surrogate mothers, assist with the rehabilitation of baboons who have spent up to 13 years of their life in a lab-cage, and to help animals which have been rescued from all sorts of circumstances. To be part of the animals healing- to bond with the baboons in a way that is incomprehensible to most, to watch them grow in confidence, and to witness them becoming wild, sociable animals again, is an experience with unparalleled rewards that our volunteers will never forget.

Whilst the main bulk of the volunteering program involves caring for the orphan baby baboons, some ex-laboratory sanctuary baboons and the husbandry of the adult baboons, there are other essential aspects and additional experiences you'll partake in to ensure C.A.R.E. is achieving its broader goals of helping the communities and environment on a greater scale.  Here are some of the activities you may be involved in, depending on how many volunteers there are available at the centre and which staff are available. The volunteers are always assigned to the raising of the orphans, and if we have enough hands we enjoy getting our other projects off the ground too.

Volunteer tasks

  • Hand Rearing Orphan Baby Baboons
  • Being a Primate Keeper for Adult Baboons  
  • Enrichment Programme
  • Husbandry of adult baboons undergoing rehabilitation
  • Veterinary Experience
  • Behavioural Observations
  • Data collection
  • Enclosure Maintenance & Design
  • Collecting natural vegetation for feeding
  • Collecting natural items for enrichment and feeding
  • Cleaning enclosures
  • Husbandry for the smaller animals including adorable rescued guinea pigs
  • Walking the rescued dogs
  • Cleaning and organising all areas of the centre
  • Tracking
  • Alien and Invasive Plant Removal
  • Community Outreach for 2017
  • Opportunities to go on excursions; e.g. the Kruger National Park next door, the Panorama Route (Blyde Canyon, waterfalls etc.), horse riding safaris, nearby attractions.

Tagesablauf

Working with a large number of wild animals means that your day can change in an instance but generally your day will include the following:

07AM  Wake up and begin enclosure cleaning or head to breakfast
09AM  Bottle/food preparation 
10AM  Enrichment
11AM  Nursery supervision of youngest orphans
12PM  Lunch
01PM  Sanctuary enclosure cleaning/enrichment observation/data
02PM  Nursery supervision of youngest orphans
03PM  Bottle/food preparation
04PM  Playtime with the youngest orphans along the banks of the Olifants River
5/6PM Your day is done! Time to shower and hang out with the other volunteers 
07PM  Dinner! A great time to catch up with everyone and then get ready to start another day!

In addition to the activities above, other duties may include: assisting in our veterinary clinic, bark/browse collection for troop enrichment, taking care of our rescued guinea pigs/chickens, construction work including building large swings to install in enclosures, spending time with "Patats"- one of our sanctuary baboons who needs social enrichment, observations of the wild baboon troop, games drives, gardening, and much, much more!

Freizeitaktivitäten

Looking after 440 baboons is a huge task and a 7 day a week job! However, we know that our volunteers need time off so we encourage it! The days at C.A.R.E. can be long and hot so it's essential that you rest and reboot so you can continue helping the baboons.

Many volunteers take a day off each week and head to the lodge next door to swim, relax, and enjoy delicious meals. As we are located so close to the Kruger National Park, a safari is also a must! We can help arrange 1, 2, or 3 day safaris in to the park. There are other excursions near by that our volunteer visit as well including, a reptile park, Jessica the Hippo, a rehabilitation centre focusing on indigenous African animals, visits to the Blyde River Canyon (Panorama Tour) and curios shopping. We can schedule all of these activities for you- it's a great way to see more of South Africa and enjoy a much-deserved day off!

Volunteers will generally have at least one hour off each working day to relax, read, socialise with other volunteers, do laundry, or nap. That time is your own!

Swimming
Safari/
Zoo
Riding

Anforderungen

Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Sprachkenntnisse
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Benötigte Unterlagen
CV for long term applicants, Enrollment form, Indemnity form und Proof of insurance
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
Qualifications and previous experience isn’t something we necessarily look for; we are looking for people with a passion for nature, desire to want to make a positive difference, a love of animals, a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for new experiences.
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag und Sonntag von 07:00 - 17:00

Leistungen

Dienstleistungen von C.A.R.E.

The volunteer fee covers: accommodation in a 2-4 person room, food (except "luxury" items), electricity, water, and a donation to the animals you will be caring for. 

The fee does not cover: flights, visas, travel insurance, or vaccinations. It also does not cover a one-time conservation fee of R50 (about $4) due to our location on a private nature reserve. 

We do provide airport pickup from the local Phalaborwa airport (PHW). We can also pick up at the bus station in Phalaborwa. There is a one time fee of R300 (about $20) for your pick-up and drop-off from Phalaborwa, which is not included in the volunteer fees.

We are always interested in long-term volunteers so please contact us to discuss fees.

Unterkunft

We have just completed our new "Volunteer Village". The village consists of 6 rooms, each sleeping 2-4 people. The rooms are situated around a communal garden space. There are new showers, toilets, and a small volunteer kitchen. We also have a games space, equipped with a pool table, ping-pong table, darts board, TV and DVDs. There is a braai area (South African BBQ) where we often cook and sit around a campfire as well. The Volunteer Village is located inside a secure electric fence.

We provide bedding. Please bring your own towel and mosquito net. 

Internet is available within the volunteer accommodation: 500MB for R35 (about $2.50- you can buy multiple vouchers).

Schlafsaal
Verpflegung

We provide foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Volunteers prepare their own breakfast and lunch and dinner are cooked by our C.A.R.E. Chef. (with food provided by C.A.R.E.) The diet at C.A.R.E. is Vegetarian, almost Vegan, however, and we are able to cater for  gluten-free, and many other dietary requirements. Please let us know if you have any restrictions.

"Luxury" food items such as crisps, chocolate, soda, etc., are not provided by the Centre. We do have a C.A.R.E. shop where volunteers can purchase these items. There is also a weekly shopping trip to town where volunteers can purchase other luxury items. 

Internetzugriff
Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten. Das Abholen vom Flughafen ist auch nicht in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Phalaborwa Airport (PHW) in Phalaborwa. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Südafrika zu finden.
Reiseversicherung
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Südafrika bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Impfungen
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Südafrika antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Südafrika überprüfen.

Dates & Fees

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN
Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
2 - 50 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 700
3 Wochen
$ 1,050
4 Wochen
$ 1,400
5 Wochen
$ 1,700
8 Wochen
$ 2,600
12 Wochen
$ 3,800
50 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 8,000
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 255 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. C.A.R.E. wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Die Zahlungen werden von PayPal, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter, abgewickelt. Wenn du kein PayPal-Konto hast, kannst du auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit C.A.R.E. während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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