Wildlife Conservation Supporter

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founded in 2010
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Coordinator | Nicole
Coordinator | Nicole
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Save the lives of the incredible native animals of South Africa and vulnerable animals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singoli
Coppie
Famiglie
Gruppi
50+

The program
This fabulous project was developed to simply save the lives of the incredible native animals of South Africa. The Wildlife Protection program is based on a spectacular Game Reserve just outside Port Elizabeth. The 6000 hectares of land are filled with a variety of wild life, including the ‘Big 5’. In addition to the mixture of grasslands and sub-tropical vegetation, the reserve has naturally formed pockets of water, amazing rock formations and splendid flora. This program plays a significant role is helping to maintain the reserve and protect the animals, supplying a willing volunteer labor force to assist them. Like many conservation programs, funds are greatly lacking, and volunteers are essential to the success of the project. Duties of volunteers vary on a day to day basis and are dependent on factors such as the weather. The work is mostly outdoors and will sometimes be in unpleasant conditions, so volunteers will need to be willing to lend a hand with all sorts of tasks.

Goals of this Project:

  • Work to save the lives of vulnerable animals
  • Improve the future prospects of endangered animals in South Africa
  • Research the animals on the reserve to learn more about their lives and ultimately, how to protect them
  • Create an environment that enables different cultures to work together with the goal of saving animal lives.

How you can help

Volunteers on this project play an essential role in the protection of South Africa’s wonderful wildlife on this special game reserve. No two days are ever the same on this project, and volunteers will gain amazing experience working on research, reserve maintenance and actually caring for animals. From participating on animal counts to monitoring animals and accompanying guides on game drives, this is an amazing opportunity for any international volunteer and a fantastic ‘behind the scenes’ experience that most people would never have the chance to participate in. This game reserve protects animals from the many dangers they face from a multitude of fronts. By participating in this program, volunteers will be providing true assistance to protecting these majestic creatures.

Volunteers will contribute in a number of ways and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Track and monitor animals
  • Participate in animal counts
  • Mend fences and clearing paths
  • Remove alien vegetation
  • Feed animals
  • General visitor management
  • Accompany guides on game drives


Typical day

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

7:00am Breakfast in the communal area

8:15am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor

8:30am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.

4:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

Evenings Free time to simply relax, hang out with your fellow volunteers, have dinner together, then relax some more!

Free-time activities

Located in Port Elizabeth, known as ‘the friendly city’ in the Eastern Cape of the country, this program is a hands-on conservation project, with volunteers working in a game reserve to help preserve the country’s magnificent native animals.
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking

Requisiti

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
Emergency contact
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
This project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in animal conservation/zoological studies, or who simply wish to explore an interest in this field. However, the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by one of local project leaders. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì, venerdì, sabato and domenica

Servizi inclusi

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Orientation & full safety briefing
  • Accommodation (as specified above)
  • Food & Meals (as specified above)
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Return airport transfer
  • Registration fee included
Airport Pickup at Port Elizabeth International Airport

Upon arrival into Port Elizabeth airport volunteers will be collected at 4 pm by a representative of the local project team and transported to their assigned accommodation where they will attend the full orientation session where a representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience in South Africa. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts, meet your fellow volunteers, and ask any last questions you may have.

  • Program Arrival Day: MONDAY  (Before 4 pm)
  • Program Departure Day: SUNDAY  
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Port Elizabeth International Airport, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (CODE: PLZ)

Return airport transfers depart the reserve either Saturday 9 am or Sunday 6 pm. Accommodation can be arranged near the airport on the Saturday night if your flight departs on Sunday.

Accommodation

Wildlife Project in Port Elizabeth will be accommodated in shared staffing accommodation which is separated by gender. Bedding is provided, but we recommend that volunteers bring their own sleeping bag. Toiletries, towels and any personal hygiene equipment are the volunteer’s responsibility.

Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner will be provided on weekdays. Breakfasts generally consist of coffee, toast and cereal. Dinners consist of wholesome South African food which could include dishes such as stews, casseroles, as well as vegetables and salad. Special dietary requirements can be catered for, but volunteers need to tell us in advance. There are many delis, cafes and markets where volunteers can buy lunch and weekend meals for under $5.

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) in Port Elizabeth. We assist you to find cheap flights to Sudafrica.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Sudafrica provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Sudafrica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Sudafrica.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This project is available year-round and programs start every MONDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

For current available start dates please check the calendar on the right.

Availability
gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1.538
3 weeks
$2.008
4 weeks
$2.508
5 weeks
$2.998
6 weeks
$3.498
7 weeks
$3.988
12 weeks (max. stay)
$6.408
Average fees
$652 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. Love Volunteers vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Love Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Wildlife Conservation Supporter

Save the lives of the incredible native animals of South Africa and vulnerable animals.

$652/week

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