South Africa

Samara Private Game Reserve `s vision is to restore a previously farmed area to its natural state, by rehabilitating the land and reintroducing all the natural mammalian fauna.

Volunteers live on the 27 000 ha reserve and contribute hands-on to Samara's worthy cause.  They are an independently run, small initiative, taking a max of 8 volunteers and, marketing theirselves, are always keen for new exposure!

Please click here for more information or contact Hayley Clements

C.A.R.E. Phalaborwa

This wildlife rehabilitation facility in Phalaborwa, South Africa, is dedicated to the care, welfare, rehabilitation and protection of injured and orphaned indigenous wild animals. The centre specializes in the care of chacma baboons, actively pursuing their rescue, rehabilitation and release.

CARE accepts a limited number of volunteers to assist in animal care. For enquiries please contact or

Monkeyland is a primate sanctuary open for visitors and rehabilitates and releases previously caged primates.

A minimum stay of 2 months is required and they look for volunteers in the following fields: multilingual rangers/guides; Fundraiser/grant proposal writer; Students with photography/filming skills for documenting primates; IT specialist; marketing; journalists; volunteer coordinator; and veterinarians. For further information please contact

The Vervet Monkey Foundation is a non-profit organization, located in Tzaneen, South Africa, aims to protect and promote the welfare of the vervet monkey on all levels, providing sanctuary for orphaned, injured and abused vervet monkeys and rehabilitation into viable troops for release and re-introduction into their natural environment.

As a volunteer you will here work with monkeys, or on projects such as building or painting to benefit the monkeys. Please contact with your CV if you are interested.

The SanWild Wildlife Trust in Limpopo Province, South Africa, was formed in 2000 with the main objective of rescuing injured, orphaned, traumatised and misplaced wild animals.

For more information and full details please email Louise Joubert

The Dyer Island Conservation Trust objectives are the conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the natural environment, including both flora and fauna, in and around Dyer Island.

The trust is also concerned about the care of wild animals, promotes educational and training programmes relating to environmental awareness, and greening and clean-up projects. It will also support any research which is related to or supports these objectives. The trust can even provide funds, assets and other resources for similar projects in related areas, for example, at other offshore islands of the Western Cape.

To learn more about the opportunities, contact

The Coastal Environmental Trust of Namibia is a non-government organisation, which aims to promote sustainable development, to conserve the fragile coastal wetlands and desert environment and to promote environmental education, awareness and understanding.

CETN organises and participates in many activities and relies on the support and involvement of interested members of the public. Activities include environmental education, bird counts, monitoring of the coastline and the Ramsar Site, and more. If you would like to get involved in any of these, or if you see ringed birds or dead birds, seals, whales or jackals, or anything else of ecological interest, please

International Primate Protection League is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the world's remaining primates, great and small. They concentrate i.e. on offering advisory and financial support for activities that help monkeys and apes.

For detailed information lease contact

The Cheetah Outreach is promoting the survival of the free ranging, Southern African cheetah through environmental education and delivering conservation initiatives.

If you are interested please click here for detailed information. Once you have read this document and would like to apply for a volunteer position, send an e-mail to

FreeMe is a rehabilitation centre for indigenous wildlife based in the north of Johannesburg. It was founded in 1997 by a group of trained rehabilitators who realised that there was not enough organised care for suburban indigenous wildlife.

Please click here to find out more about your possibilities




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