Baboon Orphan Care-Giver

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opgericht in 1989
C.A.R.E.
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High­lights

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, arranged and guided by our CARE Guide.
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:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen
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 work is varied and involves caring for the orphan baby baboons, some ex-laboratory sanctuary baboons and the husbandry of the adult baboons, there are never any guarantees that orphans will have just arrived and be in the early hands-on care stage of rehabilitation during your stay with us, but with 430 baboons, all previously orphaned and awaiting release, there is so much essential work 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. Our Outreach and Education Program is a vital part of the project, working closely with other organizations locally to increase support of the baboons and educating children to respect and understand baboons, all of which you are welcome to help and take part in.

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
  • 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 all arranged and guided by our CARE Guide.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

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!

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Looking after 430 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!

Zwemmen
Bezienswaardigheden
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Paardrijden

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Vereiste documenten
CV for long term applicantsEnrollment form, Indemnity form en Proof of insurance
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
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.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag van 07:00 - 17:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door 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. The Transfer Fee for Hoedspruit Airport Pick Up and Drop off is a one-time fee of R600.

Please note that due to the importance and protection of the baboons and humans from Covid, we require all volunteers to have a PCR test on arrival at a local Clinic, this will be arranged for you and at your cost of R500 for the test and R100 fuel cost. This ensures that all our volunteers and animals are protected from the virus.

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

Accomodatie

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: 10GB for R100.

Slaapzaal
Eten & Drank

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. There is a weekly shopping trip to town where volunteers can purchase other luxury items. 

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten. Afhaling van de luchthaven is ook niet inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) in Hoedspruit. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Zuid-Afrika.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Zuid-Afrika biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Zuid-Afrika dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Zuid-Afrika.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

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.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 50 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$700
3 weken
$1.050
4 weken
$1.400
5 weken
$1.700
8 weken
$2.600
12 weken
$3.800
50 weken (max. verblijf)
$8.000
Gemiddelde kosten
$255 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. C.A.R.E. zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door C.A.R.E. gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als C.A.R.E. jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door C.A.R.E.

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