Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer Project

Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer Project

Price From: 600 EUR


Operator: Intern Africa

Price From:  600 EUR

Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51

Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit

Program duration: 2 weeks

Discover your love for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in South Africa at the only primate rehabilitation centre in the Mpumalanga region. Your experience will essentially be with vervet monkeys, most of whom arrive at the centre as orphans. 

The centre is also home to other species who have been rescued, including antelope, birds, mongoose, bushpigs, reptiles, warthog, and other small predators. 

The program is brought to you by DIY Wild, an NGO that relies entirely on donations from volunteers. With your help and support, you are actively participating in the futures of these animals. DIY works in 4 key areas: Rescue, Rehabilitation, Release, and Education. 

As a volunteer at this program, you’ll aid in the rescue of injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife, as well as unwanted exotic pets. In terms of rehabilitation, you’ll assist with the specific rehabilitation approaches of each animal species with the ultimate goal of release. 

This is an incredible opportunity for wildlife lovers who are looking for a fulfilling travel experience. 




Average Day

This program will change depending on the needs of the animals, so an average day is difficult to determine. However, there are specific duties that will be completed each day. An idea of this is the following: 

7:00 AM - Morning feeding routine for all animals. Infant animals receive bottles. 

8:00-9:00 AM Volunteer breakfast

9:00-12:00 PM - Cleaning of night cages and enclosures. Change blankets, etc. Food sorting, food collection, enrichment, maintenance, etc. 

11:30 AM - Seeds for rehab monkey troops

12:00-1:00 PM - Lunch

1:00-3:00 PM - Continuation of projects

3:00 PM -  Afternoon Feeding

6:00 PM - Animals to bed for night, evening bottles, etc. 

7:00 PM - Dinner

Country Fast Facts

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

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Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital: No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s) Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s): Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s): Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism



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