Join Pod Volunteer to assist this award winning and Fair Trade Tourism certified conservation project, focussing on the monitoring and conservation of endangered and priority species including African wild dogs, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, lion, vultures and leopards.
How can I help? Volunteers work in a small group of up to 5 alongside a knowledgeable team of field and research staff. Getting out into the African bush on the back of 4x4 vehicles, you will help the team with their vital tracking and monitoring activities as well as other wildlife you may encounter, including the Big 5. You will have the chance to live and work on one of 5 unique reserves in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, surrounded by the African wilderness and its fascinating wildlife! Join this project and make a real difference to the protection of endangered animals in Africa.
When can I join? Fortnightly on Mondays throughout the year for 2 – 12 week placements
Where will I be living? Volunteers live within research bases which are located on each of the 5 reserves. The bases are basic and functional but it’s an amazing experience as you are surrounded by forest, grasslands or bush, where you can enjoy the daily animal and bird activity in and around your new home! Most free time is spent at your research base during breaks between daily monitoring drives and in the evenings relaxing around a camp fire under the stars listening to the sounds of the African bush!
Placement fee Volunteer placements start from £1,195 for 2 weeks. This includes accommodation and all main meals + planning your trip support from the Pod team.
To learn more about the Endangered Wildlife Conservation project and the next steps on how to apply you can visit our website: Click here
Pod Volunteer has a range of opportunities from 1-12 weeks at animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. You can see the full range projects that are available for your Gold Residential Award here.
You can get in touch with the Pod Volunteer team by email [email protected] or give them call on 01242 241 181.