If you choose to work as a volunteer with wildlife rehabilitation in South Africa holding, caring for and living with African wildlife, you’ll have an experience whicht goes beyond most people’s wildest dreams.
Protecting endangered wildlife
Take part in essential conservation efforts in South Africa nursing animals in need back to health. In this once in a lifetime opportunity you will be working in a unique wildlife sanctuary filled with the most amazing species of birds and animals that Africa has to offer.
You will be doing incredible and meaningful work, giving your time and love to the rehabilitation of creatures big and small. You will wake up every morning to the chorus of the African dawn, living in a nearby lodge, and spend your days working hands on with the animals.
Staying only a few miles from the beach and the bush and other tourist attractions, this placement in South Africa has it all.
This experience will develop your insight into the wildlife of South Africa and really touch your heart.
Qualifications and Requirements for Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteers:
- Minimum Age: 16+ years
- You will have a key role helping to prepare food and feed the birds and animals twice a day – This is really important work and you must be willing to get stuck in.
- If you love animals and birds and be committed to their recovery and wellbeing, this volunteer project is for you!
- You will be expected to work hard and get your hands dirty – your responsibilities may include cleaning enclosures and aviaries, constructing new enclosures and checking for damage to fences in order to prevent anything getting in or out.
Location close to Port Elizabeth
Location of project: Animal sanctuary on South Africa’s world renowned Garden Route next to Port Elizabeth
Arrival airport: Port Elizabeth (code PLZ)
Shared dormitory style room in wooden lodge at project (2-8 persons per room)
Food: All meals are included
Available from 2 to 8 weeks
Want to work as a wildlife volunteer in South Africa?
Find the full information about volunteering in South Africa here, and proceed to the application form. You might also be interested in reading more about wildlife volunteering in more countries.
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