Ethical Predator Sanctuary Assistant

Volunteer Int. Adventures
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Koordinator | Sharon
Koordinator | Sharon
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High­lights

A project for the big cat lovers who understand that no breeding, no petting and no trading takes place with truly ethical big cat sanctuaries.
Meet the resident non-releasable wild cats and get to know their unique individual characters while helping with their care. The black leopard and white lion are especially unique!
The fun part- learn about animal enrichment and how to keep wildlife stimulated in captivity as these wild cats are non-releasable so will live their natural lives at the sanctuary
Great for Gappers, career breakers, families, post-retirement gappers, animal lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, volunteers who like to get hands-on, those with DIY skills, conservation students
Lots to do in your spare time from diving with sharks, whale & dolphin watching, wine & beer tasting or just visiting the closest city for shopping and a bite to eat
Volunteer at an extremely ethical predator sanctuary with the care of lions, tigers, leopard, cheetah, caracal and jackal in the beautiful Western Cape This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Alleinreisend
Pärchen
Gruppen
50+

In a rural area surrounded by indigenous fauna and flora you will find this incredible sanctuary which has become the forever home for many rescued big cats and predators providing a safe and stimulating environment and sanctuary for the rest of their natural lives. As the years have gone by the project has grown from strength to strength with the help of volunteers with more big cats finding sanctuary and enclosures being upgraded and improved to incorporate platforms, water features and even an amazing enrichment enclosure which ensures they have the best possible life in captivity as these are all non-releasable animals that have been saved from some very negative backgrounds.

Volunteer duties may vary and may depend on certain factors such as what’s required at the time, the weather, veterinary treatment or preparing for a new animal arriving

Volunteer duties

  • Caring for the amazing big cats

Caring for the animals means anything from spending time with Bella, the tiger, as she loves to go for walks, or Max the caracal who also loves to walk (of course on different sides of the fence), sit outside the animals’ enclosures just being in and feeling their presence, and they feel yours, giving them daily reassurance and distraction from being captive. We often recommend to bring a book or diary or drawing paper – whatever is suitable for the different people. You may also be involved in preparing special medication for the animals that need it. The cats’ condition is also checked daily, which you will be responsible for, and report if anything seems out of the ordinary.

  • Enrichment program

You, as a volunteer, personally make enrichment for the animals, and it is all about thinking outside the box! You can make big animals out of cardboard boxes, paper mache balls or structures, make structures out of tyres, make sensory enrichment to stimulate the cats’ smells, with anything from herbs, to fruits, peanut butter, honey, etc. You can also make jumping obstacles, rolling toys and create structures where the animals must use their strength to get through/over. The sky is the limit, although everything is monitored and rules do apply with regards to safety for the animals.

  • Assist with feeding

The feeding runs off a flexible schedule, and not on routine, as this is not in the best interest for the animals as in the wild, there is no routine with the eating habits of big cats. The project believes in making feeds random with both type of meat, size of portions, and times of feeding. Some days they will get a very large portion and not get food for three days, and some days a small portion early morning, small portion next day, medium portion two days later in the evening, etc. They feed as freshly as possible, so when they know a horse/cow/antelope is coming in, they try and feed that day to give them the most nutritious food possible.

  • Cleaning and maintaining enclosures

Every enclosure is cleaned once to three times a week, depending on the animal and size of enclosure. Water bowls and feeding camps also need daily check-ups and the fences are checked every morning and every afternoon to make sure the electricity is working, and that all the fences are in order. When cleaning the enclosures there are always things needing to be repaired, whether fixing or upgrading the wild cat’s houses, trees, taking out weeds or alien invasive plants, planting new bushes, fixing fences, etc.  

  • General farm work

At the sanctuary there are many things that need to be kept maintained, so you will help daily with anything from clearing of alien vegetation, fixing of fences, building of structures, planting, making flowerbeds, fixing the tourist area, clearing of fire breaks, fixing roads, painting, making presentations and so forth. Everyone has different wishes and specialities, and we try our best to make it the most fun for you, and also let you put your “signature” on something while you are there!

  • Educating visitors

Assist staff with educational visits for the public. You’ll also join some tours so that you get a proper understanding of the education they provide on big cats, and understand more about what the sanctuary is about. You may be asked to assist with day events and stalls at markets to raise awareness with the public. During the year fundraisers also take place which you may get involved in. These are normally to raise funds for a specific cause like a veterinary clinic onsite, eye surgery, animal relocation etc

Tagesablauf

To keep things as close to how things are found in the wild especially with feeding, there is no fixed schedule so the daily scheduled is varied. There will be a difference between summer and winter months due to temperature and hours of light during the day. Morning starts with a meeting where the day’s schedule is planned and set up for you. There will be plenty of breaks during the morning and afternoon projects, and flexibility for sightseeing activities in the area too- of which there are plenty of things to do!

07.00 am- Wake up, wash and get ready
07.30 am- Help yourself to breakfast with the food provided
08.00 am- Morning meeting
08.15 am- Staff morning project which could be any of the volunteer duties listed above
12.00 pm- Break for lunch with a meal provided for you
15.00 pm- Afternoon volunteer duties
18.00pm- Make your dinner
19.00pm- Relax, swim, read, contemplate on the meaning of life, listening to the lions roar…



Freizeitaktivitäten

You will need to fly into Cape Town International Airport for your collection. This area of the Western Cape province has so much to offer surrounded by wine farms, craft breweries, hiking trails, sea kayaking, river cruises, quad biking, zip lining, paragliding, bird watching, whale & dolphin watching, horse riding, picturesque towns, stretches of untouched coastline, scenic views and even white shark diving. It is also possible to also do a four hour round trip to Cape Agulhas, the ‘Southern Most Tip of Africa’

If wildlife, nature and beaches interest you, it is a perfect part of South Africa to volunteer in

Wassersport
Schwimmen
Sightseeing
Tauchen/
Schnorcheln
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klettern
Safari/
Zoo
Wandern
Sport
Reiten

Voraus­setzungen

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)
Staatszugehörigkeit
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
Gappers, career breakers, families, post-retirement gappers, animal lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, volunteers who like to get hands-on, those with DIY skills, conservation students are all welcome
Arbeitszeiten
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag und Samstag von 08:00 - 17:00

Leist­ungen

Dienstleistungen von Volunteer Int. Adventures
The project cost includes 2 vegetarian meals a day (breakfast and lunch), accommodation, meeting you at the airport, airport collection and drop-off,  pre-departure support, in-country staff and 24- emergency help. 
Abholung vom Flughafen Cape Town International Airport
Airport collections and  drop offs are scheduled for Saturdays from Cape Town International Airport between 10am and 2pm. On collection you will be met and then taken to your project which is a 2 hour drive away from Cape Town 
Unterkunft
The volunteer accommodation is in a stunning house in the most beautiful with shared natural setting a mere 5-minute walk from the sanctuary itself so at night you can hear the roars of the lions. A totally unforgettable sound! Bedrooms and bathrooms are shared with a maximum of three people. There are three bedrooms. There is also a dam for hot summer days and an outside braai area. It is up to the volunteers to keep their living spaces tidy. Linen is provided. There is WIFI in the house for a small weekly charge so you can easily keep contact with friends and family on mail, social media and skype. 
Doppelzimmer Schlafsaal
Verpflegung
Vegetarian breakfasts and lunch's are provided. Dinners are for the volunteers own expense. Volunteers often assist preparing meals in the communal kitchen and help washing up afterwards. Once a week volunteers will be taken to a nearby town for shopping for extras they might need for their dinners
Internetzugriff
Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Flugtickets
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town. 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.

Termine & Preise

KEINE KREDITKARTENGEBÜHREN

Informationen zur Anreise

All year around starting on a Saturday. You will need to fly into Cape Town International Airport between 10am and 2pm for your collection and then will be taken to the project
Verfügbarkeit
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
Dauer
2 - 12 Wochen

Programmgebühren

Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$1.677
3 Wochen
$2.322
4 Wochen
$2.967
5 Wochen
$3.612
6 Wochen
$4.257
7 Wochen
$4.644
8 Wochen
$5.160
9 Wochen
$5.676
10 Wochen
$6.192
11 Wochen
$6.837
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$7.482
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$731 /Woche

Die Organisation berechnet ihre Gebühren in GBP. Die Preistabelle in USD unterliegt Währungsschwankungen. Volunteer Int. Adventures wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Volunteer Int. Adventures während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

Warum sollte ich über Volunteer World buchen

Zusätzliche Sicherheit und kostenloser Service
Volunteer World ist die weltweit führende Vergleichsplattform für internationale Freiwilligenarbeit. Wir führen dich durch einen sicheren und einfachen Bewerbungsprozess. Plane deine nächste sinnvolle Reise mit Volunteer World und erhalte freien Zugang zu:
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Hohe ethische Mindeststandards
Flex Option
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Wir erstatten deine Gebühren, falls deine Reise von Volunteer Int. Adventures storniert wird
Unterstzützung & Vermittlung
Wir helfen dir und unterstützen dich in jeder Situation
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Die Programmgebühren werden unmittelbar durch Volunteer Int. Adventures erhoben.

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Ethical Predator Sanctuary Assistant

Volunteer at an extremely ethical predator sanctuary with the care of lions, tigers, leopard, cheetah, caracal and jackal in the beautiful Western Cape

$567/week

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