Volunteer with Rehabilitation of Injured and Orphaned Wildlife in South Africa

Volunteer in with wildlife rehabilitation in South Africa! Holding, caring for and living with African wildlife is beyond most people’s wildest dreams.

Wildlife Rehabilitation in South AfricaTake 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 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.

 

Start Dates & Arrival

Our programs to volunteer in South Africa start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. Therefore, you should plan to arrive before 4:15pm. If you can’t make it, we suggest you fly in a day early. We can arrange airport pickup and extra night of accommodation.

  • 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

Fees

What is included in the volunteer program fee?

  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation for all projects
  • Support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project

Accommodation & Meals

  • Location of project:  Animal sanctuary on South Africa’s world renowned Garden Route next to Port Elizabeth
  • 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

Qualifications and requirements for animal conservation volunteers:

  • You must be 16+ years old.
  • 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.
  • You must love animals and birds and be committed to their recovery and wellbeing.
  • Expect 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.

South Africa Volunteer Programs

Find out about all the programs to volunteer in South Africa here.

Volunteering with animal conservation

You may also have a look at the Animal Conservation page, with all the volunteer programs with animals.