Volunteer with children & animals in South Africa

Contribute to volunteering projects in the Limpopo Province, for between 1-8 weeks, contributing to animal conservation and education work. With a symbiotic approach throughout. All money goes direct to charity.
South Africa wildlife care volunteering Outreach and career development work with young people Swimming lessons 100% of payment goes to this charity
Price
€550To€3990 excluding flights
Duration
7 Days
Type
Tailor made
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This trip can be booked for 1 to 12 weeks.
From €550 (1 week) excluding flights to €3990 (12 weeks).
The minimum age to come volunteer with us is 18 unless you're accompanied by an adult.
Make enquiry

Description of Volunteer with children & animals in South Africa

Price information

€550To€3990 excluding flights
This trip can be booked for 1 to 12 weeks.
From €550 (1 week) excluding flights to €3990 (12 weeks).
The minimum age to come volunteer with us is 18 unless you're accompanied by an adult.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

South Africa Volunteering
Away from affluent areas, out of sight of Stellenbosch, and past the protected perimeters of private game reserves, there’s a side to South Africa tha...
Volunteering with animals
If you’re going to travel halfway across the world to spend your days cleaning enclosures, feeding animals, building pathways and shovelling the prove...

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Being able to go into the meercat enclosure and play with them. Getting to accompany the children to Makalali and guide them through the different areas of the game reserve to show them possible jobs they could have. Most terrifying- being chased by a porcupine (she was pretty tame, but I didn't know that at the time).

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Go through the teaching materials so that you are comfortable with the material. There WILL be other volunteers to help teach the stuff, but the more you have to contribute, the better. Everyone has a point of view, and it's good for the children to see yours. Also, if you can find an English-Sepedi dictionary, that would come in VERY handy. Sometimes you get stuck and you realize that the kids have NO IDEA what you are talking about. If you sign up to lead a lesson, ask someone about the props that might be available. You don't have to re-invent the wheel.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


YES!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was AMAZING! Getting close to the animals, getting close to the kids and helping the kids understand their heritage and how awesome it is to live in South Africa!

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We are primarily a conservation education medium, using orphaned wildlife. This is spread to the local community, schools and the under-privileged through our sponsorship. We believe that responsible conservation comes from responsible education. It is all very well being taught about conservation, but to really make an impact there should be care and compassion, which is sadly lacking, particularly in the rural community who primarily see wild animals as a source of food and income, hence the large poaching problem.

Our animal orphanage is there to provide animals a safe haven to these creatures that more than likely cannot be released back into the wild for a number of reasons. Our staff, volunteers and children nurture and enrich the animals through a concept called stabling. In short it ensures the animals homes are clean and that they are disease free and very well fed. We thus operate well within the most ethical guidelines. In cases of attempts to rehabilitate we limited human-animal contact as much as possible.


The project doesn't have access to electricity and is mainly running with solar energy. This is also a way to show the local community about other clean source of energy.

By paying for your volunteer experience you will be supplying the means for us to support the orphaned wildlife and to sponsor the under-privileged. This in turn will increase education in conservation and give a better future to our underprivileged children and wildlife.

People

To support our community we educate the underprivileged children to care for their environment so they can benefit from their natural heritage. Our goal is to enable today’s local underprivileged children to eventually be able to secure good employment in nature reserves, thereby improving their future quality of life.

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