Cheetah and Wildlife Centre Supporter

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opgericht in 2013
Feracare Wildlife Centre
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Coördinator | Kim
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High­lights

Cheetah Feeding & helping to look after all the animals on the 1000ha Game Farm.
Live among the Lions roaring in the evenings sitting around a nice comfortable Bush Fire.
Learn all the things there is to know about the wildlife of Africa.
Have the best time off and take some incredible photos of wildlife and other activities around us, Like elephant interaction & riding, horse riding, 4 wheel driving Quad bikes.
Come experience Africa and visit other sanctuaries around us.
We specialize in cheetah and take great pride in our breeding project. We house over 30 cheetah (including king cheetah) a pack of 8 african wild dogs and other wildlife. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

About the Program

Your program is situated at the base of the Waterberg Mountain range on a beautiful 1000Ha farm that boasts a variety of fauna and flora.

Our main focus is on conserving the cheetah species and this with our breeding program. Our breeding is a precise science as we pride ourselves on the breeding of the valuable bloodlines needed for the species to continue.

The volunteers are an extremely important part of our program as education is key for conservation. Our program includes many activities like feeding of all the animals on the farm which includes the preparation of the food, cleaning of enclosures, assist in the training and care of ambassador cheetahs, daily maintenance of the farm such as enclosure maintenance, relocating animals to new enclosures, revamping enclosures, ongoing enrichment for all our animals. This is not limited to these tasks as we are a working farm and up keep is endless. 

Game counts ,(on the 1000ha farm we have free roaming giraffe, zebra, kudu, ostrich, impala, sable, hartebeest, wildebeest, eland and warthogs), are also an important part of volunteer work and is coupled with animal identification and part of the learning process for them. We have introduced giraffe identification as part of the program which involves the volunteers photographing the giraffes and identifying them via special marks they can see. This data will then be captured for each giraffe. When we do supplement feed, the volunteers are the ones to put out the feed for our free roaming game. 

We pride ourselves that our volunteers are hands on with everything and are educated in conservation matters facing these endangered species. We find the hands-on, ethical approach to be the most rewarding for our volunteers and they go away with a sense of accomplishment and an eagerness to conserve. 

As our environment is under huge pressure, our volunteers like to walk down to the dining area in the mornings-this lessens their carbon footprint and immerses them into nature; a walk they thoroughly enjoy.

In addition to the program, their are optional additional activities in the area that they can do on their free time. these are also currently being reviewed and new additions are in the pipeline.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

A day in the life of a volunteer starts with you waking up to the amazing sounds of the bush world and a walk down to breakfast which offers you the opportunity to see the many species on the farm. After breakfast, we generally do the feeding and cleaning and any other tasks we have for the morning, which takes us up to lunch time. After lunch we complete any tasks around the farm that need to be done or completed until we knock off. You will have a period of rest before dinner and the evenings to yourself. 

Weekends are your time off, especially Sundays and there are a variety of activities we can arrange for you in the area (at your own cost). It's a long day but a very rewarding one.

Tasks vary on the farm but are of a wide variety so you will be involved in all aspects of running a farm. Tasks may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparing raw game meat or chickens for the carnivores
  • Helping on the feeding round where we dish out the prepared meat to the cats
  • Cleaning enclosures
  • Helping with the daily maintenance or upkeep of the enclosures
  • Assisting the animal team in activities, such as the cheetah run or cheetah interaction
  • Assisting the animal team in daily training session with young or ambassador cats
  • Doing fence checks on the farm (enclosures and perimeter fences)
  • Putting out Lucerne (special feed) for the free roaming game
  • Doing general game counts, Giraffe identification, tracking and camera trap data
  • General Maintenance such as road erosion control, thatch grass cutting and collection and/or any other jobs that are needed to be completed. 

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

We offer a number of free time activities off the property at the volunteers own expenses and cater towards to volunteers need to experience as much as they can during their stay with us. This can range from physical activities such as hiking, Golfing to adrenaline pumping paintball wars to visiting other accredited facilities in and around the area. We can also offer them custom made tours during their stay. All free time activities are extra and at their own expense.

Zwemmen
Bezienswaardigheden
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klimmen
Safari/
Zoo
Wandelen
Sport
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) ou Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Volunteers need to be interested in the animal field and must want to work hard. We have lots of fun but our daily tasks need to get finished as we are a working farm.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 08:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Feracare Wildlife Centre

Funding from the volunteer program firstly covers the logistic cost (food etc). The rest and bulk of the money is put back into the farm, whether it's to buy new tools to complete the volunteer jobs or to fund vet bills to keep our animals healthy or purchase food for our animals. In the end the money received from the volunteers is put directly back into the farm and is direct contribution to the survival of these species.

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op O.R. Tambo International Airport

We will pick you up at O.R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg on the day of your arrival (unless stipulated elsewhere) and have you back on the day of your departure. One of our friendly staff members will be there waiting for your arrival at the airport with a name board.

Accomodatie

We have a volunteer house as well as chalets on the property. Linen and towels are provided. All accommodation is sharing 2-3 persons per room(unless stipulated) with sharing bathroom facilities. There is an equipped kitchen, lounge and dining area that is communal. Wifi is also available at the accommodations. Electrical outlets are ample for charging phones and cameras.

Gastfamilie Slaapkamer (Enkel) Bungalo Slaapkamer (Dubbel)
Eten & Drank

Volunteers are provided with 3 meals a day. Breakfast is usually breads, spreads, yogurt and cereal with a hot breakfast once a week. Juice, water, coffee, tea etc is available constantly throughout the day and night. Lunch is a light meal (sandwiches, pasta salads, quiche) with dinner being a fully cooked meal such as stews, hamburgers. We cater for all dietary requirements. We also have a town trip once a week where the volunteers can make a list and we purchase any goods they need. Our onsite curio shop also stocks a variety of cool drinks, chocolates, crisps and sweets for the volunteers to munch on.

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg. 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

We prefer if volunteers can arrive at the airport on a monday morning so all new volunteers joining us can start together but if this is not possible we can start the program on any other day.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
1 - 8 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
1 week (min. verblijf)
$1.200
2 weken
$1.700
3 weken
$2.700
4 weken
$3.200
8 weken (max. verblijf)
$5.000
Gemiddelde kosten
$913 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Feracare Wildlife Centre 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 Feracare Wildlife Centre 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 Feracare Wildlife Centre 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 Feracare Wildlife Centre

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We specialize in cheetah and take great pride in our breeding project. We house over 30 cheetah (including king cheetah) a pack of 8 african wild dogs and other wildlife.

$913/week

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