South Africa - Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Location: South Africa: Limpopo

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

GoEco - Top Volunteer Organization

, Israel

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Phone: US: +1 646 240 4545 UK: +44 203 318 4004 AUS: +61 2 8014 9393 IL: +972 77 5527000

Fax: +972 153 77 5527000


Explore South Africa while volunteering your time and efforts at a wildlife rehabilitation center aimed at providing a safe haven for injured and abandoned wildlife in the region. Vulnerable wildlife are brought to the center to regain their strength and confidence with the ultimate goal of reintroducing them back into the wild. Those, whose injuries are too extensive to the point wherein reintroduction would be harmful, are given a permanent home at the center and cared for by the compassionate and enthusiastic staff and volunteers.

Volunteer duties include:
– Nurturing orphaned animals
– Care and management of permanent residents of the center
– Cleaning animal enclosures
– Maintenance of the center's grounds such as alien plant removal, road upkeep, and others
– Responding to call-outs to go capture and either relocate the animal or bring it into the center for rehabilitation
– Observational wildlife veterinary experience

Volunteers are expected to work about 8 hours a day.

Program eligibility includes:
Minimum age of 18
Basic English
Good physical fitness
Motivation to work with animals
Flexible attitude


Experience South African wildlife in a hands-on and educational manner.
Participate in the extremely rewarding initiative of reintroducing animals back into the wild after extensive rehabilitation.
Meet like-minded volunteers from all over the world.
Share your love of animals with those around you.
Learn directly from professionals in wildlife care working at the center.

Travel Types
  • Tours

Minimum age 18
Basic English
Good physical fitness
Motivation to work with animals
Flexible attitude

Intern Types
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Accommodations: Volunteers will stay in shared rooms
Food: Three meals a day are included
Airport Transfers: Included on arrival day and departure day
Support: Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Veterinary Science
  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House
  • Group living

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Year Founded