The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
This is a once in a lifetime chance to get behind the scenes and involved with the conservation work of a game reserve. Shamwari Game Reserve is a world renowned, 25,000 Big Five reserve.
Volunteers have the opportunity to assist with many short and long term projects. These may involve:
Game Monitoring: Rhinos, Elephants, Predators
Restoration & Rehabilitation of Reserve Landscapes
Management of Breeding Centre
Alien Plant Control
There is also a weekly chance for volunteers to work at the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary. As well as a chance for individuals to take the Ranger Field Guide Training Programme. This is available for those wanting to enter the field as professional guides. You will learn how to safely approach and interpret animal behaviour, African tracks and signs and other aspects of nature guiding. At the end you will receive a nationally recognised FGASA Level 1 Field Guiding course certificate.