Volunteers assist staff with the day to day running of the centre. Main activities include feeding and caring for the animals, ensuring their enclosures are cleaned on a daily basis and helping the team with general maintenance around the grounds and enrichment programmes for the animals. Where ever possible, volunteers are also given the opportunity to assist staff on wildlife rescues and releases.
As a wildlife rehabilitation centre, CROW’s aim is always to release our animals back into the wild once they have made a full recovery. Therefore it is imperative that the conditions at our centre mimic their natural environment as closely as possible and contact with humans is kept to that which is strictly necessary for treating that animal. This means staff and volunteers are not permitted to stroke and "play" with the animals, our intention is for them to remain wild.
Those volunteers who are interested in assisting with marketing, fundraising and PR-related activities are also more than welcome!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About C.R.O.W. Kzn
15A Coedmore Avenue, Yellowwood Park, Durban, Kwazulu-Natal 4004, ZA
We are committed to the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned, injured and displaced wildlife and the successful release of as many of our patients as possible back into their natural environment. We aim to take action and educate our communities with regards to living with urban wildlife and to ensure the protection of all natural resources. It is our vision to instil passion and compassion for the environment we live in and those creatures we share it with, through targeted action and education.
CROW is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitate and release of injured, orphaned and otherwise displaced wildlife. Our goal is to release our patients back into the wild, to live out their lives in their natural surroundings.
Founded in1977, CROW is currently one of South Africa's longest serving wildlife rehabilitation centres. Run by a small yet highly dedicated team of staff and volunteers, CROW helps over 3000 wild animals in distress from across KwaZulu-Natal every year. In addition to it's wildlife rehabilitation services, CROW is also committed to educating the public about the importance of wildlife protection and environmental conservation.
Sadly, over 90% of the animals that are admitted to CROW every year have been injured, orphaned or displaced as a result of human interference, negligence or abuse. Be it through habitat loss, litter and pollution, poaching or a lack of education, our wildlife is increasingly under threat.
Professional wildlife rehabilitation is a specialised, time and resource- intensive operation. CROW currently does not receive any government subsidies and is therefore totally reliant on the generosity and support of the public.
From helping to care for our wildlife patients and maintaining our facilities to lending a hand with marketing and fundraising events all volunteers from across the globe are welcome at CROW.
We'll work with your schedule.
15A Coedmore AvenueYellowwood ParkDurban, KwaZulu-Natal4004South Africa
December 2, 2020
Animal Care / Handling
Must be at least 18
CROW’s Volunteer hours are from 7am to 3pm. Volunteers are required to work five days per week. Volunteers wishing to make use of our on site accommodation are required to stay for at least 3 weeks.
International volunteers wanting to make use of our on site accommodation will be required to pay a fee, which covers accommodation, food and non-alcoholic drinks, internet/wifi access as well as donation towards CROWs work.