With more than 10 years’ experience organizing project placements for thousands of volunteers from more than 50 countries, the Via Volunteers team is well placed to provide you with a high quality volunteering experience that will exceed your expectations.
August 2016 update
Situated in the picturesque area of Stanford in the Western Cape, Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary was founded in 2014.
At present Panthera Africa, a true sanctuary, provides a forever home to14 rescued big cats. Each cat’s journey tells a remarkable story of how love, commitment, patience, passion and determination provided them with an enriched and prosperous life. The owners and founders, Cathrine S Nyquist and Lizaene Cornwall, form a dynamic duo and exude positive energy when sharing their vision. Panthera Africa is set to be the future blueprint for projects of a similar nature in terms of ethical practices. The focus here is on providing the most prosperous home for captive cats through their unique enrichment program. By stimulating the cats’ senses and providing opportunities for them to improve physical skills such as balance and agility, the cats are continuously made to think, explore and be adventurous! Therefore a large part of the volunteer program is based on drafting and implementing new and innovative techniques for big cat enrichment! Naturally there is time to connect with the cats, observe them and learn from them. Volunteers will also take part in the overall care of the cats which includes preparation for feeding, cleaning and general maintenance of the animal enclosures. During your time volunteering with us, there will be opportunities for you to experience the exciting activities on offer in the surrounding areas. <more volunteer info is available on our website. http://pantheraafrica.co.za/
Projects Abroad offer a wide range of conservation projects helping to protect some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems in places like Africa, Asia, Latin America and the South Pacific.
The projects are run year-round, with you choosing when you start and finish. With over 700 staff worldwide, volunteers benefit from the support and back-up that Projects Abroad provide both at home and overseas.
You can apply for these projects at any stage in your life. Whether you are taking a year out before university, a career break or simply looking to take time out, you can make a valuable contribution. No previous experience is required as all volunteers will undertake relevant training during the start of their placement.
WorkingAbroad runs positive and pro-active volunteer projects all throughout the world for people of all ages and backgrounds. All the projects are run in partnership with committed international NGO’s at the forefront in their fields. Opportunities included working with marine conservation, wildlife and habitat conservation, environmental education, ecology, teaching, working with children, community and rural development projects. WorkingAbroad’s motto is: “Offering the ability to take action for nature and society”.
Natucate’s primary concern is to offer projects at the most wonderful places on earth which fully comply with our high sustainability standards. Our aim is to ensure that your commitment benefits exclusively those nature, animal and environmental conservation projects that we can recommend unreservedly and with a good conscience!
Many travellers want more value from their travel experience than just some days of idleness: Activities, gaining knowledge, experiences, and they would like to visit places where help is needed and gratefully received. We combine the travel experience with adventure, internship and volunteer services to make a completely unique venture. For those with a yearning for faraway places, we see ourselves as the link to the realisation of their dreams.
We provide the opportunity not just for young people, school-leavers and students, but to all those who consider themselves to be mentally and physically fit and want to take a time off from work or a sabbatical –Go NATUCATE!
Join the INGWE Leopard Research team in South Africa. If you are looking for an authentic wildlife project, where you can enjoy some fantastic African bush experiences and contribute to vital research, then come and join us. We’re conducting essential leopard research, which you can be part of, to help us to conserve the species.
The INGWE Leopard Research program is an independent not for profit research organisation, that is researching leopard density and populations outside of formally protected areas. Due to this increasing human conflict it is important to therefore study the density and status of the leopard outside of protected areas, which is an area of research that currently lacks quantifiable data.
As an INGWE volunteer your role will be to assist our researchers monitoring leopard populations via camera trapping as well as helping to catalogue camera trap data and identify individual leopards and other species.
Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers has the largest offering of Australian wildlife volunteering projects in the world.
We offer placements with private carers, wildlife hospitals, rehabilitation centres and animal shelters and need the help of volunteers to look after a huge variety of Australian animals. It’s an opportunity to get up close and volunteer with Australian wildlife, or join our Marine Conservation project and help save the Great Barrier Reef.
O2E projects are working facilities where animals are rehabilitated to be released back into the wild, where possible. We simply need your help getting them there. We also offer projects in Ecuador, South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Mexico, the Galapagos Islands and. Check out our website for further information:-
LEO Africa is a Big5 & wildlife monitoring and conservation volunteer project located on the Marataba Section of the Marakele National Park. Our mission is to help and provide the Park Section Management with relevant information about key species in the park, such as lion, black and white rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and hyenas, as well as contribute with conservation work (alien plant removal, road maintenance, erosion control, bush clearing etc). You will learn a lot of new skills whilst living a truly African experience! Volunteers are the center of our work, helping us in the field and supporting the project financially, making our work possible. Welcome to our project!
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is an award-winning project, reputed by PASA as one of Africa’s best sanctuaries, and houses almost 200 rescued wild animals, including carnivores, primates, reptiles and antelopes. Volunteers are able to contribute to the full rehabilitation process of the animals, from orphan care to integrations to observations to reintroductions. The goal is to release animals back into the wild for every case possible. Volunteers can also take part in the education programme and community initiatives that are run by the Trust, all designed to reduce human-wildlife conflict and promote sustainable livelihoods to protect habitats shared by people and wildlife. For further information check out their website.http://www.lilongwewildlife.org/index/get-involved/volunteer/about-our-volunteer-programme/
Vuka Volunteers offers placements for animal lovers, conservationists and others who require assurance that they will only be dealing with facilities which conform to the highest ethical and moral practices.
We are conservationists and animal activists who care deeply about our wildlife, environment and peoples and believe that wild animals which cannot be rehabilitated for release should be allowed to live a life as close as possible to that in the wild. We will not represent any facility which allows interaction such as elephant rides, cub petting or walking with lions. Our projects are strictly screened through thorough research and personal visits to ensure that they subscribe to the same philosophies.
Based in South Africa we are ideally situated both to know the industry, and to provide on-the-ground support for our volunteers.