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Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

South Africa

The Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage is designed to give volunteers the opportunity to teach local children, care for injured or abandoned wildlife, and get fully immersed in the South African bush and culture. As teachers and caretakers volunteers are vital to the success of the program.

 

Spending your days teaching and helping care for the animals around camp. This can be anything from feeding an animal, to cleaning their enclosures or picking up a hammer and renovating their homes. 

Minimum Duration: 1 week

Maximum Duration: None

Sigagule Eco-Village

South Africa

Volunteers are vital to the daily running of the Eco-village. Assisting staff as they focus on early childhood development, food security, English literacy, social integration, environmental education, conservation experiences and entrepreneurial training.

 

Creating sustainable change and long-term impact for communities and conservation. By working together to grow resilient communities that are healthy, educated and with access to great opportunities, the poverty cycle can be broken and thus put an end to the poaching epidemic.

Minimum Duration: 2 weeks

Maximum Duration: None

Small Animal Rehabilitation Centre

South Africa

The Small Animal Rehabilitation Centre is not only a wildlife rehabilitation centre for small mammals and birds but also specializes in the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned bats and is involved extensively in the conservation of bats through education and humane exclusions. 

 

No previous experience is required as this will be provided at the centre, however project is not for those who prefer to sit back and watch as you will be required to work, but this can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life as you nurse small animals back to strength for release back into the wild.

Minimum Duration: 2 weeks

Maximum Duration: None