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Volunteers will work at the sanctuary 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Volunteers on this project will be involved in a wide array of tasks, from direct care of the animals to assisting with daily tasks around the sanctuary itself. Volunteers may be involved in office work, such as administrative tasks; physical tasks such as cleaning and feeding the animals and even hospitality work such as assisting with group tours and educating visitors.
Some of your tasks may include:
- Helping the sanctuary run with day-to-day office duties
- Guiding and teaching visitors and school children about the sanctuary’s conservation efforts
- Cleaning the bird hospital facilities
- Preparing food and feeding the animals
- Cleaning and caring for the birds
- Preparing medication
- Assisting staff during releases, when possible
A typical week: Volunteers will work Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Volunteer work ends at noon on Fridays, and volunteers may take part in a group excursion. Excursions are usually free, but there is no obligation to participate. Volunteers have weekends free to spend as they wish.
- Minimum age of 18
- Basic level of English
- Love of animals
Addo Elephant National Park
This park is home to thousands of free-roaming elephants, lions and black rhinos and offers games drives, horse trails, four-by-four trails as well as marine eco trails.
Tsitsikamma National Park
This park is a famous destination, part of the larger Garden Route National Park. There is a marine reserve, a bird sanctuary and plenty of trails to explore.
This established museum contains an oceanarium, snake park and displays that includes a dinosaur section, promising to keep our animal enthusiasts entertained for a while during free time!
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
For the artsy volunteer, there is the art gallery named after Nelson Mandela which should not be missed!
Add on our eight-day Garden Route Road Trip to enhance your South Africa experience!