Big Cats Caretaker

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Join us and help take are of Big Cats at the amazing Western Cape of South Africa. This big Cat Sanctuary is one of the few vetted and approved big Cat sanctuaries! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Groupes
50+
Interested in Volunteering? Animals? Why not take part in this amazing volunteering opportunity at our Big Cats Sanctuary located in Stanford, South Africa where you will have a chance of working with experienced animal caretakers/coordinators and other volunteers from around the world to care for these magnificent big cats! 

This sanctuary focuses on being a safe haven for big cats, in addition to being an educational platform to raise awareness about the truth behind the lion and tiger industry in South Africa, and to give volunteers a unique opportunity to take part in a truly purposeful and ethical project! They share their passion, love and dedication with you, and show how animal welfare plays a crucial role in giving them the best captive life possible.

Located on 40 Hectares of land filled with the unique fynbos, large trees, a natural spring and a stunning mountain view, is what we call ‘the paradise’ that is considered home to these amazing creatures! Some of the residents are; Leopard, Lions, Tigers, Caracals & Black Backed Jackals. Come be a part of this amazing opportunity and volunteer for a minimum of 2 weeks! The work with the wildlife on the Sanctuary can be physically demanding, yet very rewarding! Join the pride and learn about the many issues that these wild animals face in captivity and get a better understanding about them and also, what it takes to care for them on a day to day basis.

The sanctuary is located in Stanford, South Africa which is the rural areas situated in the heart of the Cape Whale and White Shark Coast about 140 km from Cape Town. There are various opportunities in the area to go Kayaking, Shark cage diving, Wine tasting, Horse Back riding, Quadbiking, paragliding and so much more! 

You will be volunteering together with other international volunteers and local experience staff who will train and guide you during your stay. There are no special requirements, skills or equipment needed. 

 

Journée Typique

The project will offer you the unique opportunity to be involved behind the scenes and as such, your daily tasks will include:

  • Caring for the amazing big cats.
  • Enrichment program (stimulation program to activate all the animals’ senses).
  • Preparation of food and feeding.
  • Cleaning and maintaining enclosures.
  • General farm work.
  • Assisting with educating visitors.
Certain tasks will repeat itself every day for example the feeding and cleaning of these great animals while other tasks like maintenance of the compound will be more project based. 

Activités de Loisir

Volunteers have the opportunatiy to partake in tons of activities however,  due to the working hours you only have limited time. We therefore recommend that you do this before or after completeing the project!

Concert /
Musique
Sightseeing
Plongée /
plongée en apnée
Shopping /
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari /
Zoo
Hiking
Musée /
Opéra

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 moyen)
Documents Requis
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Two pics et Signed Policies and Liability form
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 lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi, samedi et dimanche de 07:00 - 18:00

Services inclus

Services de Fronteering Travel

The Fee includes:


  • Accommodation - You will be living in semi-private room in the Sanctuary’s guest house. Depending on how many other volunteers are attending this project at one time, you may share your room with 1 other volunteer (same sex). The house consists of 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms, a spacious and fully equipped kitchen for everyone to cook, a big living and dining room area where everyone enjoy dinners together, game nights, film evening or just relaxing with a nice book. Outside there is a traditional South African braai (BBQ) area, and a lovely pool with a garden to sunbath for the hot summer days!
  • Meals - Volunteers will need to prepare their own breakfasts with groceries provided by the Sanctuary, Lunches are provided and prepared by the project itself, and finally volunteers will need to purchase and make own Dinners. Full kitchen privileges are available for your use, special arrangements such as vegan or vegetarian food can be made as well. The lunches offered is 99% vegetarian. Please specify any special dietary needs before you arrive, this includes special dietary needs for medical conditions.
  • Transportation - Transfers to and from Cape Town International Airport for arrival and departure and weekly transport to grocery shop and weekly excurions
  • Ongoing service and 24/7 Emergency Contact

Transfert de l'aéroport Cape Town International Airport

You will arrive in Cape Town where you will be met by the Project’s transport team at the arrival hall. You’ll then be transferred to the Sanctuary Guest House! 

Logement

You will be living in a semi-private room in the Sanctuary’s main house. Depending on how many other volunteers are attending this project at one time, you may share your room with 1 other volunteer (same sex). The house consists of 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms, a spacious and fully equipped kitchen for everyone to cook, a big living and dining room area where everyone enjoy dinners together, game nights, film evening or just relaxing with a nice book. Outside there is a traditional South African braai (BBQ) area, and a lovely pool with a garden to sunbath for the hot summer days.

Maison des invités
Aliments & Boissons

Volunteers will need to prepare their own breakfasts with groceries provided by the Sanctuary, Lunches are prepared and provided by the project and finally volunteers will need to purchase and prepare own Dinners. Full kitchen privileges are available for your use, special arrangements such as vegan or vegetarian food can be made as well. The food offered is 99% vegetarian. Please specify any special dietary needs before you arrive, this includes special dietary needs for medical conditions.

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 Cape Town International Airport (CPT) à Cape Town. 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

The project prefers applicants starting and ending on Saturdays. We advise that you arrive/depart at the Cape Town International airport between 10am and 2pm on the specific date.  Should you, however, like to make alternative arrangements with them, they will do their best to accommodate you. Please be reminded that there is a fee attached to offschedule pickups.
Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
2 - 4 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$ 2 195
3 sem
$ 2 795
4 sem (durée max.)
$ 3 295
Coût moyen
$ 961 /sem

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

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Big Cats Caretaker

Join us and help take are of Big Cats at the amazing Western Cape of South Africa. This big Cat Sanctuary is one of the few vetted and approved big Cat sanctuaries!

$961/week

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