Help out at a Port Elizabeth based marine birdlife conservation centre.
The Ubuntu Volunteering Project offers
visitors a unique and interesting insight into the world of the marine
life of Algoa Bay and the challenges it faces. Today the center rescues
all marine animals but concentrates primarily on marine birds,
specifically the endangered African Penguin.Ubuntu Volunteering is based in Port Elizabeth and offer volunteers and travelers a tailor made African experience. We are a small company who treat volunteers as individuals and do not use expensive and unreliable agents based in Europe. We deal directly with the volunteers and directly with the projects concerned to make sure you have an unforgettable experience and make a lasting impression on the lives of those most in need here.
Ubuntu Volunteering always needs help from volunteers of all age ranges. Our volunteers are supervised at all times and receive on the job training as well as the relevant learning material.
In the Hospital:
Scrubbing and cleaning the facility
Preparing food and medication
Feeding the penguins*
*This work is controlled by your level of training. It might take some time before you are confident enough to carry penguins.
Helping with children especially during rock pool and shipwreck lessons.
Assisting with teaching.
Helping with displays, both in the centre and in shopping centres etc.
Front of House:
Welcoming visitors and front desk duty.
Answering the phone.
Guiding a tour, or helping the group link up with an existing tour.
Helping with coffee shop duties if needed.
On a day to day basis there are many interesting and varied challenges awaiting the volunteer, all vital to keeping this project operational. These vary between working behind the scenes with the animals, and at the front of house with the visitors, as the venue functions as a place for the public to interact with the wildlife at the centre.
There is no fixed program of tasks, and your duties will be worked
out depending on the demands of SAMREC, as well as your level of
experience, but all take place during daytime hours.
Explore the beauty of South Africa's Eastern Cape Province with our registered tour guide with personalised weekend tours to suit your relaxation needs. From surfing, to shark cage diving, to ostrich riding, our weekend getaway program is substantial and varied, and many Port Elizabeth based excursions are built into the base price.
Airport pickup, accommodation with our friends at Island Vibe, and some local tours are included in the price.
Transfer from the airport, to your accommodation.
We provide accommodation with our friends at Island Vibe (Port Elizabeth). Included in the price is the dorm rate. An en suite double bedroom is available on request.