LIVING WITH ORPHANED RHINOS Volunteer Program

Program Overview

Make a difference by joining our orphaned rhinos program where you will be responsible for hand rearing and rehabilitating baby orphaned rhinos. Volunteers will get a chance to help with rehabilitation work including feeding, treatment and care for the rhinos. They will also help with the other animals at the center including giraffe, wildebeest, waterbuck, kudu and additional primates.

Your Role

As a volunteer you will learn the processes involved in caring for sick and orphaned animals and will become responsible for the continued development of the animals. Volunteers will learn how to do the precise preparation of the formula for the smaller rhinos, which are being hand-reared. The volunteer team will lead the bottle-feeding and keep careful records of these rhinos feeding behavior, weight gain and development.

Volunteers will also be responsible for helping with the maintenance of the orphanage which includes cleaning, preparing food for any and all animals in care and assisting in any way possible.

25+ Rhinos Released
BIGGEST Rhinos Orphanage in the World
25+ New Baby Rhinos each Year

Tuesday

All Day
Volunteers arrive at the facility. Upon arrival volunteers will be welcomed and shown to their accommodation. Once settled in, volunteers are given a full orientation and will learn about the weeks activities.

Monday, Wednesday - Friday

6:30AM - 8:30AM
Volunteer will prepare the food and do the first feeding for all animals as well as clean the enclosures
8:30AM - 10:00AM
Team Meeting and Breakfast
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Morning acitivity; including, preparing the feedings for the rest of the day and sanctuary maintenance
12:30PM - 5PM
Lunch and afternoon activitie which includes feeding animals and other activities.

Saturday - Sunday

All Day
Volunteers have the option of helping with the rhinos or can use their weekends to plan and participate an excurions
Schedule 6:30AM - 8:30AM 8:30AM - 10:00AM 10:00AM - 12:30PM 12:30PM - 5PM
Tuesday Volunteers arrive at the facility. Upon arrival volunteers will be welcomed and shown to their accommodation. Once settled in, volunteers are given a full orientation and will learn about the weeks activities.
Monday, Wednesday - Friday Volunteer will prepare the food and do the first feeding for all animals as well as clean the enclosures Team Meeting and Breakfast Morning acitivity; including, preparing the feedings for the rest of the day and sanctuary maintenance Lunch and afternoon activitie which includes feeding animals and other activities.
Saturday - Sunday Volunteers have the option of helping with the rhinos or can use their weekends to plan and participate an excurions
*Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Accommodation & Meals

Sleep in the mountains of South Africa.

Volunteers will stay in shared cabins with 2 – 4 other volunteers. Each room is equipped with comfortable beds, en suite bathrooms and electrical outlets.

Included in this program are 3 meals daily; breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you have any dietary requirements please make us aware prior to your arrival. Please note that if you wish to purchase any additional snacks there will be shop runs each week.

Excursions

Visit some of South Africa's most beautiful spots.

  • Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Kruger National Park
  • Panoramic Route
  • Blyde River Canyon

Please note that excursions are at an additional cost.

Whats Included

We take care of everything.

  • 3 meals daily
  • Accommodation
  • Laundry
  • SIM card
  • 2 airport transfers
  • Welcome pack
  • VSA Crew t-shirt
  • 24 hour emergency contact number

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