Conservation & Rehabilitation of Wildlife in South Africa with BVOL


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Wildlife Rehabilitation CentreDurban, KwaZulu-Natal 00000ZA

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About

Up close and personal with Vervet Monkeys and other wildlife, most of whom have been injured or abandoned.

Work with over 400 different animals and birds, and lots of monkeys! This excellent project is also a wildlife hospital and is based in KwaZulu-Natal.

Much of the work usually involves hands-on caring and nursing of injured or baby animals, e.g. bottle-feeding them or cleaning wounds. You'll mother it and care for it until it is recovered or old enough.

Your responsibilities will be linked to the level of your experience and abilities and can include:

  • feeding and caring for the animals,
  • assisting nurses in the clinic,
  • grounds work,
  • cage enrichment
  • assisting in the construction and improvement of enclosures to raise the quality of the daily lives of the animals.

You'll also go out on rescues and releases and you'll monitor the released animals to ensure that they cope with their first week back in the bush.

Your work with the animals has the direct result of improving their quality of life, of "rescuing" them from death or a life of misery. You'll assist in preparing food and feeding, assisting the clinic staff with injuries and generally looking after the many species in the Centre, as well as assisting with the maintenance and improvement of the grounds and enclosures.

There are times of the year when your work could be hands-on and other times when you may not get hands-on contact with the animals. Working with the different types of animals varies throughout the year ... as with any Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Centre, no-one can predict when or if certain types of animals have been rescued and are in their care. There are usually approximately 300 - 400 animals under the Centre's care at any given time.

Minimum Program duration is 2 weeks and up to 24 weeks, minimum age is 17. No qualifications necessary, just a big love of animals.

Program price ranges from $1,130 for 2 weeks and includes:

  • Arranging your Programme,
  • Full pre-departure support and assistance,
  • Payment Protection insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Meeting you at the nearest Airport
  • Transfer to your accommodation
  • Induction/Orientation
  • Full pre-departure support
  • Local in-country team support and backup
  • 24-hr emergency support.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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