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Kruger Conservation in South Africa – Gold Residential with Pod Volunteer


Join Pod Volunteer and live in Greater Kruger National Park, supporting a local research team to ensure the future of the area’s ecosystem


How can I help?

You will join a team in collecting integral data which is used to create conservation plans for predators and other species both in the area and around the world. This data collection will take form through a variety roles such as monitoring predators through transact drives and camera traps. You may also contribute towards a number of other ongoing conservation research projects such as habitat assessments and bird point counts, all while learning bush craft skills and how to use tracking science to identify animals!


When can I join?

The 1st or 15th of each month throughout the year for 2-12 weeks.


Where will I be living? 

Volunteers live in an open camp which has separate building for accommodation, living areas, lecture rooms and the kitchen. There is an outside dining area and braai (BBQ) area where volunteers enjoy their meals and socialize in the evenings, as well as an outside lounge overlooking the Olifants River and pool which is perfect for cooling off on hot afternoons!

The camp is based in a peaceful, remote location in the heart of Greater Kruger National Park – volunteers have one day off per week and this is generally spent onsite relaxing, socialising with volunteers, having a braai (BBQ), swimming in the pool or reading a book.


Placement fee

Volunteer placements start from £995 for 2 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 Kruger Conservation project and the next steps on how to apply you can visit our website: https://www.podvolunteer.org/projects/leopard-monitoring-south-africa


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.