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Horse Rescue in South Africa – Gold Residential with Pod Volunteer

Join Pod Volunteer to help rescue, rehabilitate and care for horses which have been injured, abused or neglected.

How can I help?

We are looking for volunteers aged 17+ to join this incredible family run team and help to care for and give much needed attention to horses that have suffered. Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the preparation of the trails and looking after the horses in the rehabilitation centre.

You will work closely with the horses every day and whilst each day will differ, you may be involved in:

Food preparation and feeding the horses

Watering the horses

Checking physical condition of the horses

Assisting with preparations for trails

Riding on beach trails

Working in the rehabilitation centre



Cleaning tack

Cleaning water troughs

Working with individually allocated horses

Assisting the vet where appropriate

When can I join?

Any day throughout the year.

Where will I be living?

Volunteers live in a cottage on the 200 hectare family farm. You are located very close to the Indian Ocean coast and a short distance to the local village and stunning coastline. You can visit Big 5 safari reserves or relax at weekends on the beach.

Placement fee

Volunteer placements start from £895 for 1 weeks. This includes accommodation, all main meals, airport pick up and transfer to the project + planning your trip support from the Pod team.

To learn more about the Horse Rehabilitation project and the next steps on how to apply you can visit our website: https://www.podvolunteer.org/projects/horse-rehabilitation-south-africa

Pod Volunteer has a range of opportunities from?1 to 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: https://www.podvolunteer.org/projects#comboFilters[who]=.who-dofe

You can get in touch with the Pod Volunteer team by email [email protected]