• South Africa
    • Johannesburg
2 to 12 weeks
Project Types
Wildlife Conservation

Program Details

Age Min.
Age Max
Year Round
Guesthouse Hostel
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Transfers to and from Johannesburg airport
Breakfast and lunch and dinner (tipical food)
Weekly transport to city
24/7 support
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals
Oct 14, 2022
Dec 21, 2019
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About Program

The project aims to provide a safe haven to wild animals that are in need of a home and to ensure that injured and traumatized animals recieve proper medical care. The Rehabilitation Centre and Sanctuary is in the Free State region and you are part of this amazing experience. The farm offers you an opportunity to work / interact with the wild animals and gain experience in activities like cleaning, building enclosures, feeding and more with the wild animals, as well as the opportunity to unwind in a relaxing Free State setting. We strive to make life as normal as possible for wild animals by ensuring their happiness and wellbeing. You, as a volunteer, have the opportunity to assist in making this happen.

Volunteer tasks:
Animal: working with raw meat, enclosure cleaning, removing ticks, bathing and more
Environmental: manual labour, carrying heavy items, getting dirty, working in the rain and more
Humanitarian: cleaning up after yourself, kitchen duty und more

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Program Highlights

  • Caring for the amazing big cats
  • Experience the farm animals living free amongst the wild animals
  • Be part of a very passionate team
  • Learn about conservation and Africa’s wild animals
  • Do nice tours during your free day

Program Impact

Volunteer tasks:
· Animal: working with raw meat, enclosure cleaning, removing ticks, bathing and more.
· Environmental: manual labour, carrying heavy items, getting dirty, working in the rain, and more.
· Humanitarian: cleaning up after yourself, kitchen duty, and more.
· Building: mixing concrete manually; pick up garbage off site, removing vegetation and more.
Projects will sometimes start with one group and be finish with next group. Some examples of projects include, but are not limited to:
· Construction of shading for view areas
· Building a dam
· Building of a Meerkats Manor with jungle gym per each unit
· Removing of intrusive plants
· Constructing a retirement village for Bearded Dragons
· Experiencing new ways to attract birds
· Planting of trees
· Maintaining of roads (filling, scraping, levelling and more.)
· Trimming trees alongside roads

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Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic - amazing experiance

I spent three weeks volunteering in July/August this year. I enjoyed every second I spent there, interacting with the friendly, approachable staff, who's knowledge of the program and animals is incredible. They really make you feel like you are part of the team and making a difference. I didn’t really know what to expect before I arrived but it was better than I could have ever imagined. Jamso Trainee did respond very fast to all my questions and helped me a lot to plan my trip. The staff create a friendly and safe environment, as well as continue to pass on their knowledge to the volunteers. I had a great time with other volunteers and we often hanged out at the evening together.

What would you improve about this program?
Everything was amazing! Thanks again for a great time.
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