Baboon Orphan Caretaker

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C.A.R.E.
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Volunteer within a stunning Big Five Nature Reserve in The Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa
Experience this pioneering Rehabilitation Process of healing orphaned chacma baboons
Make a Difference in the Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release of orphaned chacma baboons giving them a second chance at being Free and Wild again.
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:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Groupes
50+

About the program

C.A.R.E. is located within a stunning Big Five Private Nature Reserve, in the Greater 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 roar 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
  • Collecting natural vegetation for feeding
  • Collecting natural items for enrichment and feeding
  • Cleaning enclosures
  • Husbandry for the smaller animals including adorable rescued guinea pigs and rabbits
  • Walking the rescued dogs
  • Cleaning and organising all areas of the centre
  • Tracking
  • Alien and Invasive Plant Removal
  • Education of School Children at the Centre in Baboon Super Hero Programme
  • Community Outreach with other projects including Rhino Conservation, Community dogs healthcare programme, spreading the awareness of baboons.
  • 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.

Journée Typique

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:

06AM  Wake Up & Make Bottles for baby baboons
07AM  Breakfast
08AM  Enclosure Cleaning
10AM  Bottle/food preparation 
11AM  Nursery supervision of youngest orphans
12PM  Lunch
01PM  Enrichment 
02PM  Nursery supervision of youngest orphans
03PM  Bottle/food preparation
04PM  Cleaning of Milk Kitchen & Caring for Chickens
05PM  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 other volunteers at the River 
06PM  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!

Activités de Loisir

Looking after 450 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 and relax. As we are located so close to the Kruger National Park, a safari is also a must! We can help arrange 1 or 2 day safaris in to the park. There are other excursions near by that our volunteers love to  visit including, A Rhino Rescue Centre & Orphanage, A Community Dog Care Project helping care for dogs in the Community, Nourish, a local project giving Education to local school children, a reptile park and 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!

Natation
Tourisme
Safari /
Zoo
Équitation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 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
CV for long term applicants, Enrollment form, Indemnity form et Proof of insurance
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
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.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi, samedi et dimanche de 07:00 - 17:00

Services inclus

Services de 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 R100 (about $7) due to our location on a private nature reserve. 

We do provide airport pickup from the local Phalaborwa airport (PHW) and Hoedspruit Airport. 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, and R500 for Hoedspruit which is not included in the volunteer fees.

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

Logement

You will be accommodated in our "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: 1GB for R60 (about $4- you can buy multiple vouchers).

Dortoir
Aliments & Boissons

We provide food 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. 

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. Le transfert de l'aéroport n'est pas inclus dans les frais non plus.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Phalaborwa Airport (PHW) à Phalaborwa. 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

Our Arrival and departure day is a Monday to enable the co-ordination of Pick Ups and your Education Programme which will commence the day after you arrive. We give you time to settle in and a complete education programme so that you know exactly what you will be doing.

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
2 - 50 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$700
3 sem
$1 050
4 sem
$1 400
5 sem
$1 700
8 sem
$2 600
12 sem
$3 800
50 sem (durée max.)
$8 000
Coût moyen
$255 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. C.A.R.E. 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 C.A.R.E. durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Baboon Orphan Caretaker

Help to hand-raise baby baboon orphans, assist with their bonding to baboon surrogate mothers, clean enclosures, food/bottle preparation, and much, much more!

$255/week

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