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SCALES RECOMMENDED VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

Volunteering with a non-profit project is an experience like no other, but with so many different volunteer programs around the world how do you know which one to choose? How can you be sure that your time and money will be contributing to an ethically worthy cause? 

Any volunteer project that makes it onto our Scales recommended list has been thoroughly investigated by our team, so we can ensure should you choose to volunteer at one of these projects, your time and money will be spent contributing to real causes that are ethical, sustainable and developed through genuine community and conservation needs. Not only guaranteeing your trip is a fun and exciting experience, but a long lasting and meaningful one too. Also, because you will be booking your stay directly with the host organisation, 100% of what you pay goes to their cause.

DAKTARI BUSH SCHOOL & WILDLIFE ORPHANAGE

The Daktari 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 to care for the animals around camp. This can include anything from feeding an animal, to cleaning their enclosures or picking up a hammer and renovating their homes. 

NOURISH COMMUNITY
ECO-VILLAGE

At Nourish Eco Village we do not operate a “volunteering program”. We accept curious people to join us for an applied learning experience or an immersive cultural exchange. This means our project aims are not guided by marketing and sales, but rather by connecting people and passion to deliver real impact in our communities.

 

We believe in dignity focused tourism, where the people that stay behind after the experience do not feel lesser for it

UMOYA KHULULA WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE

Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre provides rehabilitation indigenous for South African wildlife, so that they can be released back into the wild. As a volunteer, you’re going to get your hands dirty, but the reward, knowing you have helped rescue and rehabilitate vulnerable animals, is worth the hard work!

 

You will play an integral part in carrying out daily activities for the care of the animals at the centre. This could include caring for bush babies, warthogs, antelopes, caracals, porcupines, or other wildlife. The centre’s main goal is to get these animals back out into the wild where they belong. Many animals come in as ex pets, orphans or have been injured, depending on the situation will depend on the rehabilitation process the animal will go through.

THE VERVET MONKEY FOUNDATION

The Vervet Monkey Foundation is dedicated to rehabilitating and providing sanctuary for orphaned, injured and abused vervet monkeys. The centre currently cares for over 500 monkeys and takes in many orphans each year.  Volunteers are an integral part of the team as they are assist in Husbandry, feeding, building new enclosures, observations and maintaining the upkeep of the centre. 


No previous experience is necessary, just a caring nature and dedication. You will be helping to rehabilitate vervet monkeys into viable troops for release into protected reserves, integrating them back into their natural environment.

Online Volunteering

ONLINE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Make an impact from the comfort of your own home.

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DESIGN A BROCHURE OR ADVERT

We often need to prepare marketing materials and brochures for our donors and sponsors. We would love great designed templates that we can use as a base for such purposes.

Require Skills: English (Spelling & Grammar) & creativity

Estimated Duration: 5-10 hours

Experience Level: Low

Equipment Needed: Laptop/Computer, Microsoft Office and internet access.

FUNDRAISING

There are various funding opportunities for non-profits like our beneficiaries through the form of Crowdfunding, but they do not always have the time to draft, create, launch and manage their campaigns. Volunteers will be given all the information they need to help bring in the funds.

Require Skills: English (Spelling & Grammar)

Estimated Duration: 5-10 hours

Experience Level: Low

Equipment Needed: Laptop/Computer, Microsoft Office and reliable internet access.

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DRAFTING GRANT PROPOSALS

One of the main sources of funding for nonprofit organisations is a result of grant funding. In order to be eligible for funding grants and application or proposal must first be submitted for consideration. It can be a lengthy, but rewarding process when the application is successful. Contact us today to find out more.

Require Skills: English (Spelling & Grammar)

Estimated Duration: 10-15 hours

Experience Level: Intermediate

Equipment Needed: Laptop/Computer, Microsoft Office and reliable internet access.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Organisations often need their ideas put "down on paper" in order for it to become a reality. From graphic design to artistic renderings. We need your help! 

Require Skills: Creativity & Design​

Estimated Duration: 10-15 hours

Experience Level: Intermediate

Equipment Needed: Laptop/Computer, Microsoft Office and internet access.

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