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Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Monkey Rescue Center

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About the volunteer program

Volunteers will live in an offsite house a few minutes away from the center with the volunteer co-ordinator. The house is close to the beach and in a secure complex. You will be driven to and from the center and transport will be provided to and from the airport as well. Food and drinks are included. Sunday will be a day off. You can also book additional activities like sightseeing, safari tours, diving and more. Volunteers will have to help clean the volunteer house and take turns with food preparation.

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Volunteers responsibilities include:
- raising the orphans

- caring for the patients

- cleaning the cages and grounds
- preparing the food and feeding the monkeys

- Assisting with rescues / vet visits

- Assisting with transporting/loading the food on market day

- maintenance and enrichment for the enclosures

1 Shift

  • 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    shifts depends on whether it is baby season or we have rescues
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Monkey Rescue Center

Location:

21 elizabeth st, umkomaas, kwa zulu natal 4170, ZA

Mission Statement

To rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release vervet monkeys.

Description

The name "Umsizi" is taken from the local South African Zulu language meaning "helper" or "helping hand" Established over ten years ago in Umkomaas (KZN South Africa), Umsizi provides an important service to both Vervet Monkey and Human alike, who often occupy the same urban area. Rescues of injured and/or orphaned Vervet Monkeys are a daily part of Umsizi's routine. Other aspects of rehabilitation for these wondrous, misunderstood primates includes the twice daily cleaning of rehabilitation cages and the twice daily purchase and preparation of a nutritious feeding programme. Medical attention, petrol costs, baby formula, and maintenance of the rehabilitation cages are all funded from within the organisation by donations from the public. Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Monkey Rescue Centre operates 24/7 to assist and help these beautiful but misunderstood primates. Due to the increase of building developments in the Vervet Monkeys natural habitat, the services of Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Monkey Rescue Centre is increasing in demand daily.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

21 elizabeth stumkomaas, KZN 4170South Africa

(-30.2053,30.78489)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • a few hours a day. If volunteers would like to raise orphans they need to commit to looking after the monkeys at night as well.

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