Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation Volunteer

opgericht in 2012
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Hand Raising Orphaned Wildlife
Become a Surrogate Monkey Mum
Releasing Rehabilitated Wildlife Back into the Wild
Experience Life in the South African Bush living amongst the animals at the Centre
Learn More About the Care of Wild Animals
Helping wildlife requires a lot of work! So we need volunteers to help us in our struggle by participating in the daily tasks of the center. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Helping Hands 4 Wildlife, formally known as DIY Wild is a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre based at the foot of the stunning Hlumu Hlumu Mountains in the Mpumalanga region of South Africa.

We are the only primate rehabilitation in the province, and as such our work focuses mainly on vervet monkeys. The majority of these monkeys come in as tiny babies after their mothers have been shot, poisoned or hit by cars or killed so that people can raise the baby as a pet.
We also take in any other wildlife that needs to be rescued and to date have successfully worked with mongoose, many antelope and bird species, warthog, bushpigs, bushbabies, small predators and reptiles. 
Helping Hands 4 Wildlife is a non profit organisation and, with no government support, relies solely on the donations from volunteers to continue its vital work. Without the volunteers, Helping Hands 4 Wildlife would not exist and the many animals we take in each year would not have a future.

Volunteers are essential for the success of this project and are required for every aspect of the day to day running of the project. There is no typical day and although many of the jobs are a daily necessity such as feeding and cleaning, there is always a new experience or job that needs doing. We will ensure you will get involved and have fun while learning new skills, meeting new people and experiencing a new way of life all while making a huge difference to wildlife conservation.
While you are a volunteer with us you will be treated as a professional member of the team and it is important that you use your initiative and listen and learn. By all working together as a team we can achieve big things for the animals in our care. 

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Typical everyday tasks can include:

•Daily feeding routines and sorting of new food deliveries
•Hand raising and bottle feeding of orphans (Nov-May)
•Working in the baby monkey nursery (Nov-May) to supervise and ensure they are playing, sleeping, feeding etc.
•Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning!! We need to ensure all the enclosures and work areas are kept clean to avoid any infections.
•Helping to administer medicines
• Construction projects - helping to build enclosures, fixing fences, taking down old fences, painting, fixing, maintenance, laying pipes etc.
• Taking part in animal rescues or releases
• Land maintenance such as alien tree removal or burning fire breaks
• Enrichment projects

The extra work can include:
• Cleaning, sorting and feeding the mealworms
• The weekly food shop
• Food collection
• Sorting food donations
• Gardening - we have a vegetable garden we are trying to get going to help us become more self sufficient.
• Helping with fundraising ideas
• Helping in the office
• Helping with educational tours
• General site clean ups


Volunteers get one day off per week to relax, hike the local mountains or waterfalls or visit the local resort (this is dependent on a vehicle being available to give you a lift and a petrol donation). The day off you will be allocated will be dependent on other volunteers at the project but if you are travelling as a group then we will try and give you off time on the same day.

You also have the opportunity to go to a waterfall about 30 minutes walk from Helping Hands 4 Wildlife or hike on the mountain Hlumu Hlumu ( approx. 2hours).
Forever Resorts borders our property and is ideal for a day trip on your day off. They have natural hot spring pools, a water park, a spa and activities such as quad biking and horse riding. A R50 fee is required to cover petrol to drop you off and pick you up.

Kruger National Park: It would be a shame to come all the way to Africa and miss out on seeing the Big 5 in their natural habitat.
You can book a trip to Kruger through us of varying lengths (day trips, 1 night and 2 night stays) 

The boarder to Swaziland is just 45 minutes drive from us. Once in Swaziland you can visit the famous glass blowing centre at Ngwenya and numerous beautiful waterfalls and dams. 

These are extra trips and can be arranged on site.



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.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
No skills or previous experience are required - just a passion for wildlife and the willingness to get involved with all the work at the centre.
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag van 07:00 - 18:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Helping Hands 4 Wildlife
 The fees included:
  • Accommodation in shared rooms as per our basic cabins
  • 3 Meals a day in the Mount Hlumu Restaurant
  • 1 transfer to and from Nelspruit
  •  Room cleaning twice a week 
  • A 24/7 dedicated volunteer coordinator
  •  Full training in all aspects of work

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

We pick up volunteers from Nelspruit on a Monday. We suggest the citybug bus from JHB airport but there is also the option to fly up to KMIA airport.

Volunteers stay in shared accommodation in our basic volunteer cabins. There are a maximum of 3 people to a room (males and females separated) with a shared bathroom. Should you wish to upgrade to our standard rooms or have privacy and be alone you may upgrade subject to availability at an additional daily cost. 
We provide all bed linen and towels and 1 of our housekeeping staff will clean the chalet twice a week.
Eten & Drank
 Daily meals will generally consist of the following:
  • Breakfast:  A selection of cereal and muesli, toast with jam, fruit, tea and coffee.
  • Lunch: Eaten between 12-1pm Basic lunches such as sandwiches, pasta, salads, pies, omelette.
  • Dinner: We provide filling meals such as pastas, stews, bolognaise, stir fry's, rice dishes etc.
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 Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) in Nelspruit. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Zuid-Afrika.
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.
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


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

You will need to fly into Johannesburg OR Tambo airport and take a bus to Nelspruit. The most economical is the CityBug which goes directly from the airport to Neslpruit. The cost is approximately R390 each way.

We pick up volunteers every Monday (until 4pm) from Nelspruit. 
If you arrive early into Nelspruit we can recommend a backpackers to stay overnight.

Please note it is essential to book your bus ticket in advance as there may not be any seats left on the day.

jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
1 - 16 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
1 week (min. verblijf)
3 weken
4 weken
5 weken
6 weken
7 weken
8 weken
16 weken (max. verblijf)
Gemiddelde kosten
$486 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. Helping Hands 4 Wildlife 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 Helping Hands 4 Wildlife 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:
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Helping Hands 4 Wildlife 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 Helping Hands 4 Wildlife

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