Penguin Rescue and Rehabilitation Assistant

Agentschap
·
opgericht in 2005
Igna
Stel je vraag
Coördinator | Igna
Coördinator | Igna
Boek met de Flex-Optie! Kies nieuwe vertrekdata of wijzig je vrijwilligersproject zonder meerkost.

High­lights

Work hands-on with sick or injured African Penguins!
Observe how they will re-learn how to catch fish independently with a definite advantage, being made fit and fat by volunteers.
Be part in the conservation of our penguins and help us to preserve our treasure!
Explore the local South Africa with fellow volunteers!
Meet like-minded volunteers from all over the world!
Calling all animal lovers - endangered African Penguins are supported by the rehabilitation and conservation centre in Port Elizabeth! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen

About the Program

The South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre (SANCCOB), a non-profit organization in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; is focused on the care of sick or injured African Penguins (also known as Jackass Penguins) as well as other marine birds such as gannets, cormorants and seagulls. The work of SANCCOB is vital for the safety of the largest breeding colony of African Penguins in the world which is situated on St Croix Island right off the shore of Port Elizabeth in the Indian Ocean.

This is the only centre in Port Elizabeth that has the capacity to collect washed-up penguins who are sick, hurt or exhausted; and to treat any diseases they may have, give them a vitamin boost, fatten them up and release them into the bay again.

They will re-learn how to catch fish independently with a definite advantage, being made fit and fat by volunteers.

There are currently only 25 000 breeding pairs of African Penguins left in the world, and 21000 of those are mostly right here on our doorstep in Algoa Bay.

The centre’s purpose isn´t just to rescue and rehabilitate, but also to inform and educate the general public through their different programs. The extensive displays at the centre give tourists, school groups and other visitors the opportunity to learn about these endangered birds but also a wider variety of marine life in the beautiful and incredibly diverse Algoa Bay.

Volunteers are needed for the diversity of tasks that come with caring for the penguins and other rescued birds, as well as the educational purpose of the centre. Volunteers will feed and clean the penguins, maintain their enclosures, welcome visitors and guide them through the educational centre, go out on occasional rescues and assist with releases. 


Dagelijkse activiteiten

As a volunteer you will generally work closely with the people who work at the rehabilitation centre from 8.30AM until 5PM including the following tasks.

  • Hands-on work with penguins and other marine birds
  • Assistance on educational visitor tours
  • Cleaning and feeding of the penguins
  • Helping to release rehabilitated birds
  • General, centre-related tasks
General 
  • Welcoming visitors 
  • Answering the phone and office duties (filing, taking, and delivering phone messages, printing, copy work, receiving deliveries, data capturing, stocktake, postage, communication with suppliers etc.)
  • Attending to “Bird Calls” (phone calls relating to birds in need of rescue) 
  • Assisting with emails  Guiding visitors and school groups through the center 
  • Helping at the coffee shop when needed 
  • Centre maintenance duties 
Fundraising 
  • Capture visitor’s data into database 
  • Filing 
  • Thank you letters to donors 
  • Tracking donations from donors 
  • Assisting in creating Penguin adoption packs 
  • Assist with tin collection program
Sea school 
  • Teaching the visiting children about the center 
  • Helping with rock pool and shipwreck lessons 
  • Looking after displays and educational material 
Bird hospital 
  • Maintaining a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness in the rehabilitation centre. 
  • Scrubbing and cleaning the bird hospital facilities 
  • Washing and drying of laundry 
  • Cleaning equipment used in food preparation and feeding 
  • Defrosting and preparing fish for a variety of seabird species. 
  • Preparing and administering medication to different bird species.
  • Feeding the penguins and other birds (force feeding and free feeding) 
  • Hydrating (tubing) different bird species. 
  • Assisting in maintaining the permanent bird exhibit (scrubbing rocks, raking sand and food preparation) 
  • Cleaning and caring for the birds that are brought in 
  • Catching and handling of different bird species. 
  • Assisting with bird release preparation 
  • Joining the staff (when possible) at rescues in the Port Elizabeth area

Volunteers work 5 days per week from Monday to Sunday from about 8h00-17h00 with a lunch break 13h00-14h00 and short tea breaks during the morning and afternoon. This means that you will be asked to work on weekends but then you will have two days off during the week. Some days might start earlier or later and in summertime, due to the heat, hours can change.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

The Eastern Cape and the surroundings of Port Elizabeth show a large variety of natural beauty and make PE a great central place to visit the variety of South Africa. To the East you will find the Wild coast (former Transkei and Ciskei) which is mostly rural and undeveloped, but closer you will find Addo Elephant Part and great coastal villages such as Port Alfred. To the North you will find the great Karoo; a semi desert area with wide open spaces, large nature areas and long open roads with historical places such as Graaff Reinet, the Baviaanskloof Wilderness and much more. To the East towards Cape Town, you will be amazed by the Tsitsikamma National Park, holiday villages such as Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and natures Valley or the surf mecca of Jeffrey’s Bay. This gives you plenty to see and visit while you are here.
In Port Elizabeth there are a lot of things to do as well. You can go sandboarding on the Sunday river, to Sardinia bay for a day on the beach or visit one of the museums from Nelson Mandela.

Watersport
Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Duiken/
Snorkelen
Klimmen
Safari/
Zoo
Wandelen
Museum/
Opera
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)
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Be calm, collected and ready to get your hands dirty!
It is important that volunteers:

-Are physically fit and able to stand for a full shift, comfortable with getting dirty, willing to work in all weather conditions, often outside, reliable and accountable, compassionate and caring nature with a love for seabirds and up to date with their tetanus vaccination.
-Can work in a team as well as independently, follow Standard Operating Procedures, and work well under pressure.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 08:30 - 17:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Khaya Volunteer Projects

Included in your fees:

  • Information and assistance before departure
  • Pick up upon arrival and drop off at the end of your stay during week days
  • Welcome pack 
  • City Tour and Introduction Program
  • Accommodation 
  • 3 basic meals a day
  • Direct donation to the project’s needs
  • Daily transport to-and-from the project
  • Volunteer T-Shirt from Sanccob with a name badge
  • Weekly free social activities

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Port Elizabeth International Airport

Your airport pickup is included in your fee when arriving on Monday or any other day of the week. If you choose to arrive on a weekend, we will gladly organize a cab to pick you up (or you can take an Uber) to any accommodation of your choice. We will collect you there on Monday morning at 9AM to start your stay with us.

If you prefer to come to us directly over the weekend, as well as when you depart again, we will charge an extra Weekend Fee of R200 (15 EUR) for your pick up or drop off. An additional R250 (20 EUR) per night for any extra nights outside of your booking dates. Please discuss your personal preference with us to make sure all is prepared for you.

Accomodatie

The volunteer house is located in the popular beach front area of Humewood, and is only a 5 minute walk away from the beach. Shops, beachfront cafés, restaurants and access to other facilities are all within easy reach. It’s the perfect location to enjoy the beach after work or during weekends. The volunteer house offers spacious living conditions and is shared with other volunteers. It is fully furnished and has all the facilities needed and more.


The Lodge is made up of various spaces, living areas, bathrooms and 3 bedrooms with other rooms optional for couples and older volunteers. The house has a nice entertainment area with barbecue (braai) facilities, a comfortable lounge with fireplace and a sparkling pool that you can happily dive into on a hot day. A great area to socialize with your fellow volunteers from all over the world. The in

Slaapzaal
Eten & Drank

Our full time cook will provide all meals at the volunteer house on a daily basis. This means you will be able to enjoy great South African home cooked meals, learn how to cook some of these specialties and have a House Mother to comfort you when needed. Our cook is a lady with a warm heart and even bigger embrace for those that need it and she will look after the house and the meals to provide the best possible.

We believe in participation, so volunteers will not be sitting back and get served, they still need to help her cook at times, chop vegetables, clean dishes and warm up the food for dinner themselves.

Our cook will create weekly menus offering breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as alternate meals like stews, curries, stir-fry, soups, pastas and other wholesome options. Meals will be prepared and cooked from Monday to Friday, where on weekends volunteers will only have to heat up a meal or make their own similar meals.

There is free coffee, tea and cordial juice available at any time. For breakfast you will have toast, fruit, yogurt, cereal and/or eggs. For lunch you can have sandwiches with cheese, marmalade, cold meats or other spreads. Dinners are a variety of hearty healthy meals such as soups, stews, pies, oven dishes and other options. Please tell our coordinators about any wishes, vegetarian wishes and allergies concerning food.

Internet toegang
Beperkte 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 Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) in Port Elizabeth. 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

Starting your volunteer work is on Mondays only.

You will either be picked up at the airport or any accommodation in Port Elizabeth on Monday. You will then have time to settle in and explore the area. Tuesday will be your introduction day at the project.

If you arrive before Monday, we can assist with accommodation at a backpacker’s hostel or guesthouse for you.

Participation is in full weeks only (7 nights per week) and the project will be closed for approximately 2-3 weeks over Christmas and New Years’ time every year.

This project has a minimum duration of 6 weeks.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
6 - 12 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
6 weken (min. verblijf)
$1.635
7 weken
$1.875
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$3.075
Gemiddelde kosten
$264 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Khaya Volunteer Projects 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 Khaya Volunteer Projects 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 Khaya Volunteer Projects 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 Khaya Volunteer Projects

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

Penguin Rescue and Rehabilitation Assistant

Calling all animal lovers - endangered African Penguins are supported by the rehabilitation and conservation centre in Port Elizabeth!

$264/week

Misschien ben je ook geïnteresseerd in

Conservation of Whale & Dolphin Populations Tenerife, Spanje GVI
Contribute to critical whale & dolphin conservation initiatives in the beautiful subtropical island archipelago - Canary Islands.
Migrants and Refugees Integration Support Napoli, Italië International Napoli Network
Help the refugee and migrant community to gain a foothold in Europe by supporting shelters, schools, health care and activities tailored to their long-term integration.
Assistant at Siyafunda Game Reserve Hoedspruit, Zuid-Afrika Khaya Volunteer Projects
Volunteers get to live in the African bush while you work hands-on with many animals, at a well-organised game reserve in the magical landscape of Limpopo.
Ithemba Special Day Care Assistant Port Elizabeth, Zuid-Afrika Khaya Volunteer Projects
Ithemba is a special day care center where mentally & often physically disabled children aged between six and 18 can go to.
Brochure

Waarom zie ik dit?

U heeft een pagina aangevraagd die niet meer bestaat op deze site. Dit kan worden veroorzaakt door een link die u hebt gevolgd en die verouderd was, door het intypen van een verkeerd adres in de adresbalk, of gewoon omdat de post is verwijderd.

Breng me naar de Hoofdpagina