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Domestic Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

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1 - 24 semanas  ·  Idade 18 - 50+

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Destaques

  • Embark on a memorable journey to stunning Cape Town, South Africa, and discover its captivating beauty
  • Indulge in the joy of caring for adorable cats and dogs, feeding them and sharing playful moments that warm your heart
  • Be part of a noble cause as we work together to rescue and rehabilitate animals in need, giving them a second chance at life
  • Connect with like-minded volunteers from diverse backgrounds, forging friendships that span the globe and creating unforgettable memories

Especialmente adequado para

Idade 18+
Solteiros
Casais
Famílias
Grupos
50+

Sobre o programa

Volunteer at a facility that rescues abandoned and abused domestic animals, and helps rehabilitate them in the hope of finding them a new loving home.

This facility works towards the rescue and rehabilitation of animals in need, within a local community located 25mins outside Cape Town city centre. The residents of this community live in extreme poverty, well below the poverty line, and this has resulted in a huge problem with stray animals/pets ...

Sobre o programa

This facility works towards the rescue and rehabilitation of animals in need, within a local community located 25mins outside Cape Town city centre. The residents of this community live in extreme poverty, well below the poverty line, and this has resulted in a huge problem with stray animals/pets in the area! Due to the tough economic and social situation in this area, these animals are often neglected and left to fend for themselves, often resulting in starvation and/or sickness.

The Project
Because of this ever-growing problem in the area, this animal rescue center was established. The center is a pro-life (everything is done to cure the animals instead of putting them down), non-profit organization that rescues, cares for, and sterilizes stray dogs and cats, with the hope of eventually finding new loving homes for them. Due to financial constraints, the center is only able to employ a handful of staff - they are therefore heavily dependent on volunteer help and donations.

Requirements
The project requires Volunteers to have a Rabies and Tetanus vaccinations (valid Certificate) just to protect volunteers against possible infections when dealing with new dogs that have just come off the street,

Dress Code
All volunteers need to adhere to the dress code that is in place for local staff: 
- Long pants: this helps avoid scratches from the dogs and/or wire fences, enclosures, etc.
- Black, Navy Blue or White t-shirt (we also encourage volunteers to buy a branded t-shirt from the animal shelter, to wear at fundraising/awareness events and adoption days).
- Closed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty (the fields can get muddy after light rain)
This dress code ensures that volunteers look professional, and part of the local staff team.  



Dia típico

Volunteers here typically start their day at 08:00 and will generally finish at the center around 15:00 (Monday - Friday). 

They will contribute in a very hands-on way and duties include:

  • Feed and play with the animals
  • Assist with rehabilitation techniques (getting them used to loving/caring people ...

Dia típico

Volunteers here typically start their day at 08:00 and will generally finish at the center around 15:00 (Monday - Friday). 

They will contribute in a very hands-on way and duties include:

  • Feed and play with the animals
  • Assist with rehabilitation techniques (getting them used to loving/caring people again)
  • Cleaning animal houses and kennels
  • Walk the dogs that are close to full recovery
  • Work on fundraising initiatives and events 
  • Time spent with the adorable puppies is always a firm favorite with volunteers 


Actividades em tempo livre

Cape Town is one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations for a reason. Its beaches, such as Camp’s Bay, are world renown, and Cape Town’s beachfront and downtown areas are lively at any time. During the day it is easy to find artisans selling their crafts or outdoor cafes to enjoy the ...

Actividades em tempo livre

Cape Town is one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations for a reason. Its beaches, such as Camp’s Bay, are world renown, and Cape Town’s beachfront and downtown areas are lively at any time. During the day it is easy to find artisans selling their crafts or outdoor cafes to enjoy the Mediterranean climate. At night, there are many excellent bars, clubs and restaurants where locals and foreigners can relax and socialize.

There are numerous cultural sites to visit, including the Bo-Kaap neighborhood and the Castle of Good Hope. They reflect Cape Town’s long history and help explain why the city is one of the most multicultural in the word. Robben Island, the infamous prison where political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, were held during apartheid is a difficult but necessary stop. 

For outdoor lovers, Cape Town has a wide mix of opportunities. Table Mountain is a breathtaking spot to visit, and there are many nearby hills, mountains and trails that make for great biking, climbing and hiking. Many, like Lion’s Head Mountain, also offer stunning views over the city and ocean below. Join in on tours down the Garden Route and a Game Drive to spot the Big 5!


Requisitos

Requisitos

Idade mínima: 18 anos

Para aderir ao programa é necessário ter pelo menos 18 anos de idade na data de início do programa. Poderá haver excepções se puder fornecer a permissão do(s) seu(s) tutor(es) legal(ais) ou se estiver acompanhado pelos seus pais.

Habilidades linguísticas

Precisa de falar Inglês (nível básico)

Restrições de Nacionalidade

Sem restrições. São bem-vindas as mãos que ajudam de todo o mundo.

Outras Competências

- Must be an animal lover - Prepared to work hard (cleaning duties)

Compromisso de tempo

A tua mão auxiliadora será necessária na Segunda-feira, Terça-feira, Quarta-feira, Quinta-feira e Sexta-feira de 08:00 - 15:00

Serviços incluídos

Serviços incluídos

Serviços por Stay Africa Volunteers

Program fee includes: 

  • Placement in a suitable project and volunteer hostel/host family
  • Three meals during the week
  • Placement inventory information prior to arrival in South Africa 
  • Transfer from the airport to the STAY AFRICA house 
  • Transfer to STAY AFRICA office for Orientation 
  • Orientation program, including welcome session and Orientation Session 

At additional cost: Access to email, internet and mail holding facility at the STAY AFRICA House; Transportation from the accommodation to the project site and back.

Recepção no aeroporto em Cape Town International Airport

One of our drivers will be at Cape Town International Airport, waiting to meet you on arrival. He will have your name on his board so please look out for him. Should you miss him for any reason, please make your way to the Airport Information Desk near the main exit and contact us - we will then connect you directly with the driver. 

Alojamento

Volunteers on this program will be accommodated in one of our host family homes, and generally share a room with other volunteers (a private room can be requested, at an additional cost). The family home is a typical South African middle-class home (approx. 3-4 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room/lounge, bath/toilet) and Wi-Fi is usually available at a small extra monthly cost. 

Volunteers are welcome to use the volunteer house over weekends, or at any other time, be it post or pre program, its popular for the volunteers on this project to check into the volunteer house Friday afternoon, meet the other internationals , visit the city sights, do a tour or just hang out and then return to the host parents Sunday evening, most will share an UBER with a 15 min driving time, this service is at no extra charge.

Alimentos e Bebidas

3 meals per day are included as follows:

1. Breakfast: Tea/Coffee, bread/toast, cereal, fruit
2. Lunch: Packed sandwich to take to animal project
3. Dinner: Home-cooked meal eaten with the family
*weekend meal structure may differ according to the family weekend plans or outings with other volunteers

Please Note: No meals provided over weekends at the volunteer house.

Acesso à Internet

Acesso limitado no local do projecto

O que NÃO está incluído?

O que NÃO está incluído?

Bilhetes de avião

O aeroporto mais próximo é Cape Town International Airport (CPT) em Cape Town. Ajudamo-lo a encontrar voos baratos para África do Sul. ENCONTRAR VOOS BARATOS

Seguro de viagem

Ir para o estrangeiro é uma aventura e é sempre melhor estar preparado. Doença ou lesão súbita, cancelamento ou roubo - um seguro de viagem para África do Sul proporciona segurança e é uma vantagem a ter. OBTENHA UMA COTAÇÃO

Vacinas

Se pretende ser voluntário em África do Sul deve procurar aconselhamento médico antes de iniciar a sua viagem social. Verifique as vacinas necessárias para África do Sul. VERIFICADOR DE VACINAS

Detalhes à chegada

The Volunteer South Africa Program begins on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday, so you may arrive on any Sunday, throughout the year.  

We understand that flights may be expensive and you may not always be able to secure a flight to arrive on set arrival dates, we are therefore happy to accommodate last minute bookings even participants who are only able to arrive on a day where they are able to secure an affordable flight.

Disponibilidade
Jan Feb Março Abril Maio Jun Jul Ago Set Out Nov Dez

Preços do programa

1 semana (estadia min.) 262€
2 semanas 458€
3 semanas 630€
4 semanas 801€
5 semanas 969€
6 semanas 1.145€
7 semanas 1.316€
8 semanas 1.488€
9 semanas 1.660€
10 semanas 1.745€
11 semanas 1.794€
12 semanas 1.887€
24 semanas (estadia máx.) 2.862€
Preços médios 190€/semana

Preços do programa

190€ por semana 1 - 24 semanas Idade 18 - 50+

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Duração

1 - 24 semanas

Depósito

O depósito é simplesmente para reservar a sua colocação como voluntário. Os pagamentos são tratados pelo PayPal, o nosso fornecedor de pagamento global de confiança. Se não tiver uma conta PayPal, também pode pagar usando um cartão de crédito.


Pagamento final

O teu pagamento final será acordado com Stay Africa Volunteers durante o processo de candidatura. As soluções comuns são ou através de transferência bancária ou pagamento em dinheiro no local do projecto.


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Stay Africa Volunteers

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Línguas faladas: Inglês

Sobre o projecto

Stay Africa is a non-profit organization providing high quality, affordable Volunteer programs in Cape Town.

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History

STAY AFRICA (previously known as SASTS Working Adventures) was set up in 1972 to provide affordable travel opportunities for South African students. It was the travel division of NUSAS, the National Union of South African Students, whose activities took root in the days of Apartheid. STAY AFRICA has played an integral role in facilitating student and youth travel for over 40 years and is well equipped to help students realize their travel dreams. Working with reputable and internationally recognized partners and being members of international associations. STAY AFRICA programs are run in accordance with guidelines put in place by these international organisations. Over the past 11 years, STAY AFRICA has branched out to include exciting opportunities for foreign travelers to experience South Africa by implementing Work South Africa, Volunteer South Africa, Groups and High School South Africa. 

Volunteer Programs

There are a vast number of interesting volunteer projects available and most of them are in the local communities surrounding and in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Volunteers can make a valuable contribution in many different facets of childcare, teaching, social, environment and medical placements in and around Cape Town. Whilst on the STAY AFRICA volunteer program, participants will stay with local host families and eat the local meals prepared by the family. They also have the option of staying in the City in a Volunteer House and eat in a local restaurant as well as use local minibus transport to their volunteer project. As a not for profit organisation run by staff of the local communities, we have extensive knowledge of the various communities of Cape Town and South Africa which enables us to offer first hand experience and advice of volunteering in the local communities. STAY AFRICA will provide a real insight into Cape Town’s culture, history, landscape through orientation and local community placement and provide the opportunity for genuine interaction with the local people.

STAY AFRICA's aim is to offer quality, affordable volunteering experiences and the opportunity to be immersed in a local culture for clients interested in discovering Cape Town. As a non-profit organisation, STAY AFRICA is dedicated to providing young people, from all over the world, the opportunity to come to South Africa and experience our cultures and people. 

Respect for the locals, their cultures, religion and environment are essential to operate a successful volunteer program. All our Volunteers placed in the local community have to abide by our Code of Conduct by respecting the local culture.  

Volunteers also have the opportunity to explore the scenic beauty of South Africa whereby we offer tours of Cape Town and Western Cape. Local guides and agencies are used with the understanding to offer a true cultural experience. 

Community Development 

STAY AFRICA works very closely with the local communities of Cape Town, to provide sustainable on-going partnerships. As a not for profit organisation, the program costs goes toward running of the program. Subject to available funding, STAY AFRICA assists community projects with donations to assist with various programs such as feeding scheme, a laptop was donated to a Daycare centre in the Farming community, end of year school functions, sports equipment for Schools etc. 

Volunteers in the local community are placed with Community host families, within walking distance from their volunteer project. Host families are paid a stipend to cover meals and accommodation, thus STAY AFRICA giving back to the local communities by placement of volunteers at both project and host family.  

All of our families we use are local host families and community projects started by the local people of the community that has identified a need within the local communities. Volunteers are placed at much needed community projects, NGO’S, public schools, Women run day care centres, Orphanages etc. All community projects are screened prior to placement of volunteers and factors such as economic responsibility, environmental, social responsibility and safety of the client are considered prior to approving local community projects for placement of our volunteers. In many cases volunteer assistance to these projects will assist the local people via ongoing placement of volunteers at both host family and projects. 


187 revisões · rating4.8

Maximilian Konrad rating4

2023 at Domestic Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

Overall, I had a great time in South Africa and was able to meet a lot of lovely people! The shelter is very modern and the dogs are too cute and really need people like us! What you should know before working here is that the area youre staying in is rather a risky one and you should uber ...
Avrumi Gurwicz rating5

2023 at Domestic Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

The dog shelter was brilliant so enjoyable working with dogs and helping them out. Lovely staff and volunteers there. Everything was well organised would definitely recommend and will do it ...
Renee Maria Peters rating3.2

2023 at Domestic Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

Cape Town is absolutely astonishing and you'll love it! Beware that life there is very different from what you might be used to but if you are up for an adventure and want to meet enthusiastic volunteers from all over the world. Definitely come over! The dogs at the shelter need people like us to ...
Julia Kauppinen rating4.8

2022 at Domestic Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

"Whether I had an awesome time? I had THE BEST TIME ever! I even got my first tattoo as a life-time reminder of the amazing experience 🥰 Although I really liked Faaidah's place, the good food she makes and how welcoming her family was, I loved the hostel because I got to learn about much more ...
Alexander Borg rating4.8

2022 at Domestic Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

My trip to SA was amazing yah 😁 Coming to the host family it only took me a few minutes before I felt very at home. The other volunteers also became some really good friends really fast as we were there for a common cause. The dog shelter was sometimes a bit of work, but also very giving. Some of ...
Sophie Rammert rating5

2021 at Domestic Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation

This programm was an awesome experience. Wether working in the sehlter - where everyone take lots of care of the animals. Furthermore everyone was very kind and open-minded. Further the host-family was so warmly and helpful in every situation. I haven't missed anything the whole time. Therefore ...

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