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Volunteer at a rhino orphanage in South Africa

Einsatzort: Südafrika, Afrika
Aktions-Bereich: Tierpflege & Veterinärprojekte, Natur-und Umweltschutz
Get hands-on with Africa's famous wildlife and learn from some of the region's top conservationists.

Projekt und Rolle der Freiwilligen

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    Learn about the rhino poaching crisis and various anti-poaching methods
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    Observe as the staff train anti-poaching dogs which help to protect the baby rhinos
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    Prepare animal feeds and provide hands-on help with feeding
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    The surrounding area is home to giraffes, zebras, warthogs, and elusive leopards, as well as rhinos
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    Prepare milk formula and bottle-feed rhino calves

Want to join the fight to save the rhino? At this rhino orphanage, you’ll be right in the heart of the action, with the unique opportunity to engage in both wildlife conservation and the preservation of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gain invaluable hands-on experience as you nurture and care for orphaned or injured baby rhinos, while also monitoring the successful reintroduction of rhinos into a wildlife reserve located within a UNESCO-protected area.

Today, Africa’s rhino are being driven to extinction by poachers and, by joining this project, you’ll make a real difference to animals' health and wellbeing.

In the mornings, you may have the chance to observe the training of anti-poaching dogs, witnessing their vital role in safeguarding wildlife. In the afternoons, you'll be immersed in the breathtaking presence of wildebeest and zebra, closely monitoring the progress of the rhinos that have been successfully released back into their natural habitat. As night falls, you might find yourself bottle-feeding a recently orphaned baby rhino, becoming an integral part of its rehabilitation journey.

Throughout your time at the rhino orphanage, you will receive one-on-one guidance and supervision from a team of knowledgeable zoologists, conservationists, and researchers. This ensures your active involvement in every aspect of rhino rehabilitation, allowing you to make a meaningful contribution to their wellbeing and conservation.

“This experience was life-changing and may have changed the course of what I want to do. I definitely want to return to Africa and work with rhinos again!”

Die Freiwilligen-Organisation stellt sich vor

Since 1999, our organisation has empowered gap year travellers to work hands-on with Africa’s wildlife. As experts in conservation, we’ve helped thousands of volunteers gain skills for their university applications or future careers, all while creating gap year experiences that are anything but tame.

We’ve also supported those that are simply searching for a meaningful wildlife experience instead of the usual safari holiday. We do this by offering a variety of opportunities including being able to volunteer at wildlife care and rehabilitation centres to aid orphaned and injured animals; assist with wildlife conservation management in order to monitor priority species and contribute to vital research; and being able to live the life of an African wildlife vet while meeting the requirements for Extra Mural Studies (EMS) and Animal Husbandry Extra Mural Studies (AHEMS).

Together, we can create a brighter future for Africa’s wildlife.

What makes us different to other companies?

  • We are southern Africa’s original conservation travel company, made up of qualified zoologists and conservationists.
  • Every traveller of ours receives personal guidance before they book to ensure we find the right experience for their goals and passions.
  • We work with a range of real partner projects, offering hands-on experience and meaningful work, so you know your efforts are truly making a difference.
  • We bring people together from all around the world, so you can make friendships for life.
  • We offer 24/7 in-country support. We will meet you when you arrive, see you safely onto your flight home, and throughout your trip we are always available if you need assistance or just want a chat.
  • All money paid to us is financially protected through ABTA or ATOL, giving you full peace of mind when booking with us that your money is safe.
  • We are full members of the Year Out Group, specialists in gap year travel programmes.

Most of the fantastic wildlife conservation work that happens in southern Africa today simply wouldn’t be possible without travellers like you.

So wählen wir die Organisationen auf unserem Portal aus.


Südafrika, Afrika
Tierpflege & Veterinärprojekte,Natur-und Umweltschutz
Minimum: 2 Wochen
Maximum: 1 Jahr
(für vollständige Preisliste die Organisation kontaktieren)
2 Wochen: 2250 €
4 Wochen/1 Monat: 3780 €
8 Wochen/2 Monate: 6850 €
3 Monate: 9920 €
Warum für Freiwilligenarbeit Geld bezahlen?
* Alle Preisangaben ohne Gewähr nach Angaben der Freiwilligen-Organisation. Bei Organisationen, die nicht in Euro abrechnen, können Wechselkurs-Schwankungen auftreten.
Verfügbarkeit des Projekts:
This project is available throughout the year.
18 Jahre
kein Höchstalter
Individuell oder Gruppe?
Participants need to be able to communicate in English but do not need to be fluent.
Besondere Qualifikationen:
No prior experience or specific skills are required
Unterbringung & Verpflegung:
keine Angaben

Kostenlos mehr Informationen anfordern

  • Sofort eine E-Mail mit der Website und der Telefonnummer der durchführenden Freiwilligen-Organisation
  • Gratis unseren Ratgeber mit ausgefüllter Check-Liste
  • Einen Sprachführer als Dankeschön, wenn du dich später anmeldest
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