Seal Rehabilitation and Environmental Education

Project name:

Seal Rescue Ireland (1)

Project purpose:

Seal Rehabilitation and Environmental Education

Project activities:

  • animal rehabilitation

  • environmental education

  • community awareness

Weekly cost (approx USD):

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Direct benefits you gain:

  • marine mammal rehabilitation experience

  • environmental education

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

  • actively educating about environmental issues

Wild Sun Rescue Center

Accommodation:

Interns accepted into the program will have the option of staying in our intern housing for 90 euros/week. Housing includes a bed in a shared room (up to three people) food and internet

When does the project run?

Facilities:

local shops, nearby medical facilities, refillable drinking water, western toilet, wifi

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

  • Background in areas of study such as Pre-Vet, Biology, Zoology, Marine Biology, Conservation Biology, Environmental Science or other animal related field.

  • Applicants must be able to follow written and oral instruction, possess effective communication skills, and be passionate about marine animals and their environment.

  • Applicants should be agile with a good sense of balance in order to maneuver around enclosures, and must be physically fit and able to lift 25 kg.

  • Applicants must possess the ability to adapt in a fast paced, ever changing environment and have a positive, purposeful attitude.

  • They must be willing to work long hours, nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Previous animal care and handling experience as well as public speaking skills are preferred, however interns will receive training to develop these skills.

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

With rolling start dates year around, this high paced, full-time position is for a minimum of 12 weeks, but longer time commitments are encouraged. This position provides the intern with a well rounded experience of both hands-on marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation work, as well as promoting marine conservation and education. The intern’s time will be split between assisting in the daily care of the animals and providing educational tours to the public as well as assisting with community engagement and fundraising projects. The variation of responsibilities provide interns with excellent understanding of what it takes to successfully operate the many different aspects of a wildlife charity. Additionally, each intern gets the opportunity to independently plan one fundraiser project, to learn leadership and organisational skills. Interns that excel may be offered additional levels of responsibility to pursue specialized skill sets.

Reviews & ratings

Francisco

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

leslie

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

great experience

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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