Assisting Animal Caretaker

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Volunteer to make unforgettable experiences with the African wildlife
Assist caretakers to give the best care
Show a hands-on mentality and turn your cat enthusiasm into expertism
Form bonds of understanding, love and trust between you and the animals while also interacting with the native people
Benefit as a long-term volunteer from a variety of free time activities
Volunteer with us & have a wonderful time working in our sanctuary with the amazing African species: leopards, cheetahs, servals, caracals, wild- & Black-footed cats! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 19+
Seul voyageur
Couples
50+
Wild Cats World Sanctuary, dedicated to give the African native wildcatspecies, big and small, a safe and healthy forever life.
We don't have the "ordinary" volunteering program as we really need serious people, assisting our caretaker team, who preferably stay long-term. (starting from 2 weeks stay).

Project Highlights / What Do Volunteers do?
  • Working and bonding (no hands-on interaction) with our resident wild cats ambassadors: leopards, cheetahs, African wildcats, Black-footed Cats, Caracals and Servals.
  • Learning about the Native South African wild cat species and the environment they live in
  • Being involved in the daily care and activities. It all depends on your own interest and passion to bond with the cats and the people you work with
  • Obtaining info about the other Wild Cats World projects around the world
  • Preparing food for the ambassadors (big and small) and assist feeding them (of course you have to be able to prepare meat)
  • Cleaning enclosures and camps
  • Cleaning of waterholes and feeding stations
  • Maintenance and other farm work
  • Any other animal related tasks
  • Observing the different species in order to get to know them and their specific behaviour
  • Making friends for life and having new experiences
  • Leave your cellphone and daily hassles, and enjoy the time in Africa with the most amazing cats
Participant Requirements

Wild Cats World is interested to meet true die-hard, passionate wild cats enthusiasts, who will enjoy every moment working at our sanctuary with the amazing ambassadors to the fullest. Good mood required. 

No previous knowledge or experience is required. It can be hard work, but it will be incredibly rewarding. Participants must be in good health and able to carry out all duties required of them. It is important to note that you are expected to be fully involved in the preparation of the meat feeding the cats (this includes removing the meat from the bone).

You don’t need any experience to join us, and upon arrival you will receive a comprehensive orientation and will be fully briefed and trained in all areas. You will be shown where everything is and briefed exactly how to use everything. You will not be expected to carry out any duties without the appropriate training and supervision.

The Wild Cats World sanctuary & conservation/awareness centre, is situated in Bela Bela (warmbath).  We are situated on 2 hours drive from Johannesburg airport. We are living in a natural area with lots of wildlife, amazing birds and mammals living freely on the farm and surrounding area. Meet a fantastic herd of elephants at our close neighbours. You are welcome to travel and visit places like the Kruger park or other private game reserves or wildlife sanctuaries in the neighbourhood and our skilled caretakers will help you out during your journey to get the best trip ever. 

There is never a dull moment, volunteering and working with/for the endangered wild cats. There’s always something with which you will be able to assist. You will gain skills and knowledge that are priceless. You will form bonds of understanding, love and trust between you and the animals while interacting with people from all walks of life. Also, we are a project who makes sure you are responsible volunteering. Read the guide lines here, and wherever you start as a volunteer at a wild cats project, keep thinking and asking questions, as welfare of the cats is most important of all to us!

We were based in Kirkwood, Eastern Cape until February 2021, but now we continue the official sanctuary on own property, Bela Bela/Limpopo.

To be really free to visit other projects and places close to our sanctuary, it is best to rent a car. No problem to arrange "chill time" when volunteering with us.

Journée Typique

Early start (7h00, morning feeding), cleaning camps, nighthouses, checking camps on irregularities, giving water, arranging meat, preparing meat (lots of work with meat, cutting/preparing the right portions for every individual cat), medical treatment if necessary, visits to collect meat/visit to vet (if necessary), keeping meatroom/freezers organised and clean, collecting and cleaning bowls and buckets after every feeding.
End of the day late afternoon (depending on season and temperature) afternoon feeding, cleaning and preparing for next morning.

We are living in a natural area with lots of wildlife, amazing birds and mammals living freely on the farm and surrounding area. Meet a fantastic herd of elephants at our close neighbours. You are welcome to travel and visit places like the Kruger park or other private game reserves or wildlife sanctuaries in the neighbourhood and our skilled caretakers will help you out during your journey to get the best trip ever.  To be really free to visit other projects and places close to our sanctuary, it is best to rent a car. No problem to arrange "chill time" when volunteering with us.

Activités de Loisir

We are living in a natural area with lots of wildlife, amazing birds and mammals living freely on the farm and surrounding area. Meet a fantastic herd of elephants at our close neighbours. You are welcome to travel and visit places like the Kruger park or other private game reserves or wildlife sanctuaries in the neighbourhood and our skilled caretakers will help you out during your journey to get the best trip ever. 

Everything is to own expense/responsibility of the volunteers. 

Natation
Tourisme
Shopping /
Souvenirs
Safari /
Zoo

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 19 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau de base)
Documents Requis
motivation letter
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
Volunteers have to be true die-hards, passionate wild cats enthusiasts.
No previous knowledge or experience is required. It can be hard work, so participants must be in good health and able to carry out all duties required of them. Dealing with meat and preparing meals is essential part of the job.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 07:00 - 18:00

Services inclus

Services de Wild Cats World

In the price is included: pick up and drop off airport, welcome meal, accommodation with breakfast/dinner (soft and strong drinks not included), volunteering opportunity and guidance, transport to nearby town for groceries during town trips.

Transfert de l'aéroport O.R. Tambo International Airport

We organise pick up and drop off at set times.  We will organise this with the volunteers before booking the flight.

Logement

Volunteers stay with the caretakers in a house with great look-out, on the property.  Each have a private room (or shared room for couples). Also included in the house:  bathroom,  kitchen, living room, place to have a "braai" (is barbecue), a garden, parking place for few cars.  Our lovely domestic cats are keeping the guests company. Also an Anatolian shepherd is living in/near the house. This is for extra protection.

Maison des invités Chambre simple Chambre double
Aliments & Boissons

Welcome meal, daily breakfast and dinner, no drinks included. Water available from the tab.

Accès à Internet
Bon accès 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 O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) à Johannesburg. 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

Volunteers can join our program depending on availability during that period.  No specific arrival days and/or time slots. Preferable arrival at Johannesburg airport around noon. You can always stay the night in Johannesburg, as there's many hotels close to the airport, to set a better time for pick up.

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
2 - 24 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$800
5 sem
$1 350
7 sem
$2 000
9 sem
$3 400
24 sem (durée max.)
$9 600
Coût moyen
$400 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Wild Cats World t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Wild Cats World durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Support & Médiation
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Les frais de programme sont perçus directement par Wild Cats World.

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Assisting Animal Caretaker

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$400/week

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