Volunteers work and live on a working game reserve. The project’s dream for every person it encounters is to have a lifestyle change towards thinking conservation and living conservation.
Our planet and specifically the wildlife that abound in it are a special gift that we have the luxury of experiencing and enjoying. We want future generations to have the opportunity to have similar enriching experiences. This can only be achieved through conscious consideration of current actions and learning new ways to preserve and conserve the greatest gift. May it be the experience of a lifetime as well as an experience that changes your life!
|Location||Oudtshoorn, South Africa|
|Duration||From 2 - 12 weeks|
|Dates||All year round|
|Documents required||Enrolment form, curriculum vitae, letter of motivation, passport copy, proof of medical insurance.|
|Day of arrival||Tuesday|
|Day of departure||Tuesday|
You are empowered to protect nature when participating in this project.
You will gain leadership, teamwork and relationship skills and learn about self-management. You will also enjoy the benefits of communal living, meet people of different walks of life and also get the opportunity to make long-life friends. The main aim is for you to gain a conservation mind-set.
Skills you will acquire and develop:
There are usually four to six tasks per day, based on a rotational system which ensures that everyone has the opportunity to experience all tasks.
Usually, your working day starts at 08:00 and ends at 17:00.
Tasks for the day can include the following:
It is important to note that this description serves as an example only. The daily tasks and challenges depend on the volunteer, the time of year and the work that needs to be done. The final job description can therefore vary substantially from the above.
Accommodation is provided in a large, newly built, tented camp with up to four people (same gender) sharing each tent. The rooms and tents are basic, but the single beds are comfortable with bedding provided (duvets and pillows). Showers and toilet facilities are en-suite and hot water is supplied by gas geysers.
Power sockets for electrical items are available in each tent and in the communal area.
You also have access to WiFi in the tented camp.
Lunches and dinners are prepared by a staff member, assisted by the volunteers, breakfast is a self-help meal but ingredients are provided. Vegetarian and vegan meals can be provided on request.
Mathilde from Denmark
“The teams are so nice and everybody is really welcoming. The nature and the animals are so beautiful compared to boring Denmark, hehe. Yeah, you can feel that you make a difference when you are there."