Volunteer with monkeys and baboons in South Africa

Project name:

Oyster Worldwide (4)

Project purpose:

Acting as surrogate parents to orphaned baby monkeys and baboons, volunteers help to raise the primates, guiding their journey back to the wild. Located in rural Africa, the rehabilitation centre cares for many orphans throughout the year.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction
  • animal rehabilitation
  • habitat restoration/management

Terrestrial

South Africa

Africa

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

1301

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration
  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)
  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

Accommodation:

Shared accommodation within the centre.

Requirements:

  • general level of fitness is required
  • participants must be 17+.

Facilities:

accommodation included, food included, electricity, local shops, refillable drinking water, shower (hot), wifi

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

10 days costs $1301, 3 weeks costs $1661 and each additional week costs $360.

For volunteers looking to stay for 12 weeks, there is currently an offer for 12 weeks for the price of 8 for departures between September 2019 and February 2020.

How long can I stay?

10 days - 12 weeks.

When does the project run?

Throughout the year.

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Reviews & ratings

Matt Megill

The previous review I accidentally submitted before I was done. And I want to write the FULL REVIEW:

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His fiery passion for the ocean is contagious. He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

This will not be the last Innoexpedition I go on. And I will keep supporting Innoceana and promoting all the work it is doing.

Volunteer

Wasn't finished...

Matt Megill

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His firey He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally kind of advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

Volunteer

An Experience of a Lifetime