Multiple Locations +3
  • South Africa
    • Knysna
    • Durban
    • Port Elizabeth
    • Cape Town
    • Johannesburg
  • Tanzania
    • Zanzibar
  • Zimbabwe
2 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Apartment Host Family Hostel Lodge Tent
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
We try and make our projects as safe and all-inclusive as possible with accommodation, airport pick ups and drops off, food and so much more depending on the individual volunteer project so we do have a charge for our volunteer projects to cover this. Volunteer projects start at 2 weeks minimum and we cater for gap students, interns, career breakers, friends, couples and families. Although most projects are 18 years and older, we do have projects that will take as young as 14 years old with a guardian.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Some Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Feb 16, 2023
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About Program

Volunteer with wildlife and animals on one of our diverse volunteer projects from monitoring endangered species on protected reserves, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, wildlife conservation with horses, veterinary medicine, animal sanctuaries that are "species specific" with big cats, predators, monkeys, horses, birds & animals, wolves & wolf dogs and marine conservation with sharks, whales and penguins. Our projects are in South Africa, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe.

We, Volunteer International Adventures, are a small personal hands-on volunteer organisation with 15 years experience of working with volunteers. It is something we are very passionate about - assisting where there is a need. We believe in responsible and ethical volunteering experiences and offer as inclusive an experience as possible so that you can focus on assisting on your chosen project bringing much needed hands-on help while immersing yourself in local culture.

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Program Highlights

  • Gain experience and skills in the exciting world of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation assisting experts with animals care, treatment, enrichments and for those studying veterinary medicine or a related fields, practical skills and credit
  • Assist marine conservation with monitoring and data capturing sharks, whales to penguin . Experience the thrill of seeing sharks up close, marvel at southern right and humpbacks whales and learn how to feed and care for rescued penguins and pelagic birds.
  • One for the equine lovers...hands-on help with rescued horses and ponies that need rehabilitation to restore their trust in humans and improve their condition and health after being saved from abusive backgrounds
  • Help needed with Vervet Monkey Rescue-especially in baby season from October to March when orphaned baby monkeys need surrogate mothers to help feed, wash and care for them. Assist with the care of adult monkey troops at the sanctuary on a nature reserve.
  • Ethical big cat projects helping with the feeding, cleaning enclosures and enrichments of lions, leopard, cheetah, tiger and other wild cats. We only support ethical big cat sanctuaries so no breeding takes place.

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