Animal Sanctuary Helper

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Assist with the care and feeding of non-releasable exotic and indigenous wildlife- furry and feathered- at a sanctuary
Learn first hand from experts about ethical animal care in captivity and how to keep the animals stimulated and healthy
Assist with wildlife treatment and rehabilitation and the release of rescued wildlife brought in by the public
Take a holiday with a difference doing something you love- caring for animals in need
Spend free days visiting Big 5 wildlife reserves, on the beach taking surfing lessons and making lifelong memories at South Africa's surfing capital
Help out at an animal and bird sanctuary giving hands-on assistance with a variety of exotic and indigenous animals that are in captivity and non-releasable This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 16+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Familles
Groupes
50+

As the sanctuary is very large, there is always a very wide variety of areas that you could be involved in. All volunteers are expected to help together as a team and the duties are very rewarding with a lot of time to spend special moments with the animals too. Volunteers team up in groups to accomplish the daily feeding routes. You will work 5 days on with 2 days off which allows you time to explore the beautiful beaches of nearby Jeffreys Bay, South Africa’s surfing capital, wildlife reserves and the many other activities in the area or hike the adjoining nature reserve to bird watch or do some wildlife viewing of the giraffe, zebra and other antelopes that roam freely.

Currently there are roughly 250 different species of birds of which there are hundreds including Ostrich, Emu, Hawks, Owls, Black Eagles, Cape Vultures, Blue and Crowned Cranes, Macaws, African Greys, Cockatoos, Amazons plus lots of other parrots!

Also between the sanctuary and adjoining nature reserve there are Cheetahs, Servals, Caracal, Ground squirrels, Marmosets, Meerkats, Tenrecs, Grysbok, Blue and Common Duiker, Bushbuck, Kudus, Springbok, Goats, Tortoises, Giraffe, Zebra, Blesbok, Impala, Nyala, Waterbuck, Wallabies, Crocodile and Water Mongoose.

Morning feeds start early at 7.30 am and the day normally ends at 4pm with lots of little breaks in-between.

Your duties may include:

  • Food preparation- you will receive instruction on how to do this and what each animals diet is and how much to give them
  • Feeding routines through designated areas around the sanctuary
  • Checking the fences of the nature reserve
  • Cleaning, tidying and repairing animal enclosures
  • Building new enclosures and expanding existing enclosures
  • Assist with the rehabilitation and release of rescued wildlife
  • Animal enrichments
  • Removing alien and invasive vegetation
  • Data collection on the nature reserve
  • Guiding tourists around the sanctuary and helping with tours
  • Cutting firebreaks- this has helped save the sanctuary during wildfires in the past
  • Assisting with general duties in the restaurant
  • Unloading deliveries
  • Administration work and any other general maintenance or project

Journée Typique

7am- grab a quick coffee or tea at the restaurant which opens at 6.30am before heading to the food preparation room. Or catch a few minutes extra sleep if you prefer a bit longer of a lie in

7.30am - make your way to the food preparation room where  volunteers group up and are given various feeding routines for the animal enclosures around the sanctuary to make sure the animals and birds get their necessary daily dietary needs

9am- a quick break for breakfast at the restaurant helps you refuel for the day ahead

9.30am to 12pm - various duties are then taken part in around the sanctuary which can be anything from cutting firebreaks, checking and cleaning animal enclosures, maintaining the wildlife reserve fence, removing alien vegetation or food preparation for the afternoon's feeding routine for a few examples

12.30pm - time to break for lunch and take a quick break from the South African sun at the restaurant 

2pm - the feeding routines for the animals starts again. This is always the most enjoyable time of the day spending time with the animals

3pm to 5.30pm- time to finish off the day's duties and hopefully finish earlier than 5.30pm. Some of the allocated duties will only need a short amount of time and many hands make light work so you may be finished for the day a lot earlier by 4pm

5.45pm- its time for a dinner and no doubt after lots of helping with the animals and birds at the sanctuary, everyone is hungry! Volunteers take it in turns to do washing up duties after everyone has eaten. For those who are not off to bed early from the long day, it is time to chill in the social area and unwind with the other volunteers, catch up on a book or watch a bit of TV

Volunteers have 2 days off every week to get to sightsee and explore the area. Occasionally you may be asked to assist extra early at 6am with food preparation for the morning for the animals

Activités de Loisir

As the volunteer accommodation is based on an adjoining wildlife reserve, there is plenty of time to hike and explore the reserve and view the free roaming wildlife which includes giraffe and various antelope species. Beach horse-riding is also a fun activity that volunteers enjoy and free time is often spent at nearby Jeffrey's Bay- South Africa's surfing capital- shopping ,enjoying restaurants, swimming in the beautiful ocean and even taking up surfing lessons. Volunteers often hire a local taxi for trips to the world's highest bridge bungee, elephant sanctuaries, primate sanctuaries or game drives to Big 5 reserves so there is plenty to do. 

Sports Nautiques
Natation
Tourisme
Shopping /
Souvenirs
Escalade
Safari /
Zoo
Randonnée
Équitation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 16 ans quand le programme commence.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau de base)
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi et samedi de 07:30 - 17:30

Services inclus

Services de Volunteer Int. Adventures

The cost of the project goes towards pre-departure support, staff salaries, admin costs, airport arrival and departure collections from Port Elizabeth Airport, shared accommodation, 3 meals a day, running costs of the sanctuary including animal feed

Transfert de l'aéroport Port Elizabeth International Airport
You will need to fly into Port Elizabeth International Airport for your collection before 16:00 or alternatively if visiting Cape Town, you can take a coach liner up to Jeffreys Bay for collection. Airport drop offs are included in the cost of the project too and we advise volunteers to book departing flights after 10:00. No weekend arrivals or departures and strictly. no airport arrivals in the evening. If your flight arrives. in the evening, you will need to overnight in Port Elizabeth and make your way back to Port Elizabeth Airport in daylight hours.
Logement
The accommodation is on an adjoining nature reserve less than a 5-minute walk to the sanctuary itself. Bedrooms are shared from twin rooms to dormitory-style rooms. Rooms for couples and families can be organized. There is a club house for evenings with a TV and satellite TV. Bathrooms are shared. Meals take place at the main kitchen and dining area. It is up to the volunteers to keep their living spaces tidy. Linen is provided. Laundry is available for a surcharge.
Chambre double Dortoir
Aliments & Boissons
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, cooldrinks and tea and coffee are provided. Volunteers often assist preparing meals in the communal kitchen and help washing up afterwards. Vegetarian meals can be accommodated for. Occasionally volunteers and staff will enjoy a typical South African braai (BBQ) together which is always a great way to end the day!
Accès à Internet
Accès limité sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) à Port Elizabeth. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Afrique du Sud.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Afrique du Sud te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Afrique du Sud, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Afrique du Sud.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

Starting days are Monday to Friday all year around with flight arrivals no later than 5pm

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
2 - 12 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$1 008
3 sem
$1 424
4 sem
$1 840
5 sem
$2 255
6 sem
$2 671
7 sem
$3 087
8 sem
$3 503
9 sem
$3 919
10 sem
$4 334
11 sem
$4 750
12 sem (durée max.)
$5 229
Coût moyen
$470 /sem

L'organisation facture ses frais en GBP. Le tableau des prix en USD est soumis à la fluctuation des devises. Volunteer Int. Adventures t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
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Animal Sanctuary Helper

Help out at an animal and bird sanctuary giving hands-on assistance with a variety of exotic and indigenous animals that are in captivity and non-releasable

$373/week

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