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Penguin Sanctuary

location
6 - 12 settimane  ·  Età 18 - 50+

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Punti Salienti

  • Experience the South African way of life by living with a Host Family or amongst other participants in the shared volunteer house.
  • Contribute to the protection of an endangered species and play your part in their conservation
  • Further your career working with animals by making a difference in another country
  • Make memories by travelling in your spare time around one of the world's most beautiful cities, Cape Town.
  • Explore the rest of the 'Safari Superpower' South Africa and see incredible animals in their natural environment.

Particolarmente adatto per

Età 18+
Singoli
Coppie
Gruppi
50+

Sul programma

By contributing at the penguin sanctuary, you work side by side with wildlife specialists and you'll be making a big impact on the conservation of this endangered species

With their population decreasing by nearly 90% in the last 50 to 60 years, the African penguin is now one of the world’s most endangered species. Commercial fishing is a major cause, as it leaves the penguins with very little food to find. Oil pollution is another big contributor and also the lack ...

Sul programma

With their population decreasing by nearly 90% in the last 50 to 60 years, the African penguin is now one of the world’s most endangered species. Commercial fishing is a major cause, as it leaves the penguins with very little food to find. Oil pollution is another big contributor and also the lack of protected breeding grounds results in penguin parents struggling to protect their eggs and hatchlings from predators.

The penguin and seabird project in Cape Town is in a lagoon area, about 15 minutes from the city centre. The rehabilitation centre is an important sanctuary for various species of seabirds, including the extremely endangered African penguins, albatrosses, petrels and skuas. You’ll work closely with other volunteers from around the world, as well as local veterinarians and rehabilitation workers, to find animals, treat them and release them back into the wild. The centre is split into different areas, so you may find yourself working indoors helping the animals who are being treated, or you may be outside working along the sea.


Giornata tipica

A normal working day starts around 8am and ends at around 5:30 pm across five days, whether that is weekdays, weekends or public holidays. A lot of our volunteers find that renting a car together for the duration of their program is a good idea, as the commute via public transport can be a bit ...

Giornata tipica

A normal working day starts around 8am and ends at around 5:30 pm across five days, whether that is weekdays, weekends or public holidays. A lot of our volunteers find that renting a car together for the duration of their program is a good idea, as the commute via public transport can be a bit long. After you have found your feet and completed your training, you will start working on the sea, to help capture animals in need of care. You’ll also start contributing to beach and marine projects, such as securing breeding grounds or releasing recovered animals into the wild.

Attività del tempo libero

 Cape Town is one of the most picturesque major cities in the world and has millions of tourists visit every year. It is world-renowned for it's breathtaking landscapes, yet also it's wildlife. They are numerous safaris available, which many volunteers will try on their days off. It also has a huge ...

Attività del tempo libero

 Cape Town is one of the most picturesque major cities in the world and has millions of tourists visit every year. It is world-renowned for it's breathtaking landscapes, yet also it's wildlife. They are numerous safaris available, which many volunteers will try on their days off. It also has a huge range of marine animals, and for the thrill seekers, there's even the chance to go shark cage diving! It is a major international city, so there are loads of opportunities to go shopping and areas to visit.

Table Mountain is also one the world's major tourist attractions, which everyone who goes to Cape Town will hike.


Requisiti

Requisiti

Età minima: 18 anni

Per partecipare al programma è necessario avere almeno 18 anni alla data di inizio del programma. Potrebbero esserci delle esenzioni se si è in grado di fornire il permesso del proprio tutore legale o se si è accompagnati dai propri genitori.

Competenze linguistiche

È necessario parlare di Inglese (livello base)

Controllo dei precedenti penali

necessario

Documenti necessari

CV, letter of motivation, criminal background check and visa document

Restrizioni sulla nazionalità

Nessuna restrizione. Gli aiuti da tutto il mondo sono benvenuti.

Altre competenze

A passion for working with animals is essential. Any previous experience or education with animals is beneficial, but not required.

Impegno di tempo

Il vostro aiuto sarà richiesto lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì e venerdì

Servizi inclusi

Servizi inclusi

Servizi per Rainbow Garden Village

What's Included

  • Organization of the entire stay including placement in the project
  • Non-binding flight consultation
  • Individual advice from the RGV-Team in Munich
  • Support with your travel preparations (Vaccinations, insurance, safety, etc.)
  • Comprehensive RGV Travel-ABC for your travel preparations
  • Rainbow Family T-Shirt
  • Orientation program with the local team
  • Personal contact and guidance by the RGV Team on site
  • Accommodation in a host family, volunteer house or apartment
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner (host family), breakfast (Volunteer Home), self-catering (apartment)
  • 2x airport transfer
  • 24/h emergency number
  • Certificate of participation/ internship
  • Introductory course on personal development

Prelievo dall'aeroporto a Cape Town International Airport

One of our friendly team will be ready and waiting at the airport, to make sure you're fully comfortable in your new environment.

Alloggio

Living with a host family, you will allow you to dive deeper into the culture of the local community. Living with a host family will allow you to learn more about the traditions and how things work. All our host families have running water and electricity. 

There is also our shared volunteer houses. Here, you live in the house together with other volunteers. In addition to the bedrooms, the volunteers have numerous bathrooms and a fully equipped communal kitchen (where your breakfast and dinner will be prepared each day) There is also a large living room with satellite TV and our on-site cook.

There is also an option to upgrade an have your very own apartment, which you can share with up to 4 other volunteers. Please enquire with the team for more information and availability.

Cibo e Bevande

Your meals are included throughout the programme, with breakfast and dinner provided for you. It'll give you an insight into how the locals live, and you'll get to try some of the tasty local dishes and cuisines on offer.

Accesso a Internet

Accesso limitato al sito del progetto

Cosa NON è incluso?

Cosa NON è incluso?

Biglietti aerei

L'aeroporto più vicino è Cape Town International Airport (CPT) a Cape Town. Vi aiutiamo a trovare voli economici per Sudafrica. TROVARE VOLI ECONOMICI

Assicurazione di viaggio

Andare all'estero è un'avventura ed è sempre meglio essere preparati. Malattia o infortunio improvviso, annullamento o furto: un'assicurazione di viaggio per Sudafrica offre sicurezza ed è un vantaggio da avere. OTTENERE UN PREZZO

Vaccini

Se avete intenzione di fare volontariato a Sudafrica dovete chiedere un parere medico prima di iniziare il vostro viaggio sociale. Controllare le vaccinazioni richieste per Sudafrica. CHECKER PER I VACCINI

Dettagli all'arrivo

Before you even depart, the team will take you through every step of the process, from answering your questions about the programme, through to advising you where to go for your visa. We are here to help you and to ensure that you feel totally comfortable (and prepared!) before departing.

For your volunteer work in South Africa, you will land in Cape Town, and we accept arrivals in on Thursdays. Here you will be welcomed at the airport by a member of the team in South Africa (you will recognise each other by their branded t-shirts). From here, we drive you directly to the office in Cape Town. The drive from the airport is a first small highlight as you'll get your first glimpse of Table Mountain. The rest of the day is used to move into your accommodation and get to know your new surroundings.

Once settled, your stay begins with an orientation. As soon as you arrive, we will give you your South Africa starter package, which includes a city map, SIM card, and other useful things to make your stay easier. During a workshop in the office, you will learn more about South Africa and its people. Our team will introduce you to a bit of the Cape Town slang and give you valuable safety, transportation, money tips and much more. In addition, you will explore Cape Town on a guided city bus tour with your fellow volunteers.

Your program will start with an introduction day, and then you will get straight to work. You will be given a plan by one of the team and then you will be sent off to explore the site. In your first few days, you will likely be working inside the centre, with the injured or sick animals. You may be preparing food, cleaning the animal housing, pools and other areas. 

Disponibilità
gen feb mar apr mag giu lug ago set ott nov dic

Tariffe del programma

6 settimane (soggiorno min.) 1.890€
7 settimane 2.125€
8 settimane 2.360€
9 settimane 2.595€
10 settimane 2.830€
11 settimane 3.065€
12 settimane (soggiorno max.) 3.300€
Tariffe medie 295€/settimana

Tariffe del programma

295€ tariffe settimanali 6 - 12 settimane Età 18 - 50+

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Durata

6 - 12 settimane

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Rainbow Garden Village

Fantastico 4.5 rating (22 recensioni)

Non-profit - fondata nel 1999

Verificato da Volunteer World

  Tasso di risposta buono

Ospitato da

Steffen

Lingue parlate: Spagnolo, Inglese, Tedesco

Sul progetto

Rainbow Garden Village specialises in worldwide volunteer placements and has been sending volunteers on impactful, life-changing trips since 1999.

Incontra il tuo ospite

From Africa to Asia and Europe to Latin America and Oceania - through volunteering or internships our participants gain unique impressions and experiences abroad. Rainbow Garden Village (RGV) offers sustainable projects in more than 30 countries worldwide in various fields, such as social work, teaching, animal welfare, environmental protection, medicine, etc..

While our participants are engaged in their project, they broaden their horizons and become more open-minded. They strengthen their personal skills, grow from the challenges in their volunteer projects and also improve their language skills. Countless new impressions, experiences and special moments round off the stay abroad - and lead to a return with many exciting stories in the luggage!


22 recensioni · rating4.5

Eliot Jacquemin rating3.8

2024 at Penguin Sanctuary

J'ai beaucoup apprécié ce projet. L'organisation fut globalement assez bonne, je n'ai pas eu de soucis. J'ai appris énormément de choses sur les pingouins et les défis qu'ils doivent combattre au quotidien, c'était très inspirant. ..
Lucas rating5

2023 at Penguin Sanctuary

After my A-levels, I was interested in doing voluntary service abroad, specifically in the field of nature and animals. I found an interesting volunteer project in South Africa in the animal sector at Rainbow Garden Village. For two months I was in a project with penguins. Sick penguins from the ...
Annika S rating5

2019 at Penguin Sanctuary

I liked the project a lot - penguins are and remain simply funny. However, they can be quite "beastly" and "aggressive" and have bitten me quite hard more than once - just the normal behaviour of wild animals. I could never really be angry with them. The staff make sure that the penguins have as ...
Elisa rating5

2018 at Penguin Sanctuary

I spent my first two months a little outside the city centre in Cape Town, because that's where my first project - a seabird sanctuary - was located. There I lived with a host family, a woman and her mother, to be more precise. At first, it wasn't really what I had imagined, alone in a host family ...
Charlotte W rating1

2023 at Assistant for an Animal Shelter

I decided to spend 2 weeks in the animal shelter in Crete. Everything went wrong from the beginning. I was placed much too far from the shelter and took 2 hours to get there. After a complaint I was put in a dirty house with cockroaches, no air conditioning and mouse droppings. After another ...
Maria S rating5

2023 at Street Children

I was there for 8 weeks as a volunteer in a street children's project in Accra. My goals for this stay abroad in Ghana were to get to know a new culture, improve my English language skills and learn to appreciate my own home country. I can happily say that I achieved all three goals. Working in ...

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