Wildlife Rehabilitation in KwaZulu-Natal
from £845 GBP
to £2475 GBP
This is an excellent project and highly recommended! You'll work with over 400 different animals and birds, and lots of monkeys, always with the ultimate aim of rehabilitating them and setting them free back in their native wildlands ... The best cage is an empty cage!
The Centre is situated KwaZulu-Natal. It is a wildlife hospital that cares for the injured and orphaned wild animals and birds and the only centre of its kind in the Province. As a charity organisation there are always more mouths to feed than hands to feed them, so every helping hand is greatly appreciated.
Volunteer duties and responsibilities are linked with level of experience so there is something for everyone, from feeds to assisting nurses in the clinic, to grounds work and the building of suitable enclosures, to assisting in rescues and releases.
There are approximately 300 - 400 animals under the centre’s care at any given time, all of which are wildlife indigenous to Kwa Zulu Natal. Animals range from birds and mammals to raptors and reptiles, and many many monkeys. During the summer months (November to January) when monkeys give birth, many newborn baby monkeys are either abandoned or taken away from their mothers by ignorant humans who would like them as pets. When people realize they do not have the skills to care for these animals, they are dropped off at the centre. These baby monkeys require 24 hour care, regular feeding, cleaning and most importantly human contact.What you'll gain from doing this project:
- An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Africa and Zulu culture.
- The enormous satisfaction of helping abused, orphaned and threatened animals and knowing that you made a difference to them
- New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
- An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
- And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
Add to your travel experience in Africa by doing some additional exciting activities, such as:
- 5- or 7-day Safari from Cape Town up the renowned Garden Route
- Surfing Courses in Cape Town
- Photography & Photoshop Courses
- 1-Week Wildlife Rehabilitation
- 1-Week Zulu Culture Tour
- Surfing Courses in KwaZulu-Natal
- 10-Day Paragliding Course
- 5-Day Bush Survival Course
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
This placement can be extended for any length of time (many of our volunteers do!), subject to availability and any visa restrictions that may apply.
When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, you can do so at a minimal cost per additional week.
All the time
This placement would suit:
People who want to make a real difference to the well-being of animals and who want first-hand experience of real African culture. No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a love of animals, the outdoors and good dose of enthusiasm!
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
“I fed lots of babies. Tyler wants to feed the babies too. Mabel has a baby vervet (sp?). Sooo cute. I was surprised at how tropical it is. I was expecting bush type landscape. Very beautiful and wonderful weather. The people at Centre are awesome, really nice. The other volunteers are fun.”
~ by Lynn & Tyler
accommodation, food, airport pickup
YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! Help children, animals and conservation around the world. Gain valuable work experience and new skills. All ages & nationalities welcome. EXPLORE a new culture from the inside on worthwhile, well-structured projects.
FLEXIBLE: From two weeks to one year - you choose your dates and duration.