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Volunteer as a vet in South Africa

Einsatzort: Südafrika, Afrika
Aktions-Bereich: Tierpflege & Veterinärprojekte, Natur-und Umweltschutz
Live the life of an African wildlife vet, working hands-on with legendary wildlife species.

Projekt und Rolle der Freiwilligen

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    You’ll be fully involved with the treatment and handling of wildlife, including responding to emergency call outs
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    Wildlife relocation is an important part of a wildlife vet's role
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    We’ll pair you with an individual or team of vets to give you the best possible exposure to the skills and experiences you’d like to gain
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    Shadow a real wildlife vet in South Africa

This unique experience gives you the chance to join African wildlife vets in their day-to-day activities.

Based in one of South Africa’s most prolific areas for wildlife, you’ll treat species you may have only seen on television or read about in books. Working with wild animals, you’ll regularly face situations that are unpredictable and require you to think quickly.

Working alongside experienced vets in a small group, you’ll learn lots of new skills and gain experience of treating and handling African wildlife. You’ll also get the chance to explore rural Africa - travelling to many different locations to treat animals.

We work with many experienced vets and will pair you with a tutor who matches your personal goals and interests. This will give you the chance to discover the skills and experiences you want.

Because you will join the vets on real work, we can’t predict what activities you will take part in. But the typical work for our volunteer vets includes helping to capture and relocate wild animals, learning how vets treat dangerous animals, and assisting with disease prevention and pregnancy testing in the field.

As a veterinary volunteer, you’ll also play an important role in wildlife conservation. Not just treating individual animals but also helping wildlife reserves manage their wildlife populations.

“I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who has an interest in wildlife conservation and wants to test themselves and take their veterinary experience to the next level.”

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 conversation, they’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.

Our organisation closely monitors the impact of the COVID-19 virus on global travel and follows updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UK government travel advice, which is the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), and the local government health advice from our operational locations. As a member of the trusted travel brand ABTA, we are able to provide you with up-to-date advice and information on how the virus and government restrictions might affect your travel plans. We continue to keep the health and safety of our travellers, staff and community members at the forefront of all of our decisions.

How are we affected?

We are currently following government guidelines and we are not in our offices. Both our UK and South African staff are working from home providing you with all the usual support and some staff are currently on paid leave until travel picks up again. You can still call and email us during this period, and we would like to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding if our response time to any queries is not as quick as normal.
We have been around for 20 years and are certain that we will survive this crisis.

Can I still apply for future projects and book my conservation travel now / Can I change the dates of my booked trip?

Yes! To give you total peace of mind when booking with us, we have introduced the following policy to give you maximum flexibility with your travel dates:
  • At any time up to 7 days before you are due to start your trip with us, you can change the dates of the trip to any available date in 2020 or 2021 at no extra cost. You can even change the dates as many times as you like for travel between now and the end of 2021.
  • All money paid to us is financially protected either through ABTA or ATOL, giving you full peace of mind when booking with us that your money is safe.

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: 2990 €
4 Wochen/1 Monat: 4470 €
8 Wochen/2 Monate: 7430 €
3 Monate: 10390 €
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:
Available from February - October
16 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 but a keen interest in veterinary / veterinary nursing is desirable
Unterbringung & Verpflegung:
All accommodation and food are provided.

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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So wählen Sie die richtige Freiwilligen-Organisation aus

Wenn du jetzt mehr Infos anforderst, bekommt du außerdem kostenlos unseren 20-seitigen Ratgeber "So wählen Sie die richtige Freiwilligen-Organisation aus" im PDF-Format. Die Check-Liste für dieses Projekt haben wir darin bereits für rund 30 Qualitäts-Kriterien ausgefüllt. Das spart im Durchschnitt 60 Minuten Eigenrecherche. Und hilft entscheidend bei der Wahl des richtigen Freiwilligen-Projektes.