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Family volunteering holiday: monkey rehabilitation in South Africa

Pays d’action: Afrique du Sud, Afrique
Type d’activité: Ecovolontariat
Immerse yourself and your family in a completely different world on this monkey and baboon rehabilitation project. This will certainly be a very different family holiday, with all of you working together to help care for primates that have been orphaned or injured. Prepare to get mucky and to go to bed each night feeling tired, but like you have made a genuine contribution.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

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    Find out why they say "cheeky monkey"!
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    Time for a bath!
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    Care for tiny primates that have been orphaned at a tender young age
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    Help to rehabilitate baby monkeys in rural South Africa

This family volunteer project is perfect for children aged 8 or more. It is very hands-on, so you all need to be happy to get stuck in, filthy and work hard! The rewards are huge, as you will be helping these cheeky monkeys on their path to a life back in the wild.

Primates in South Africa have a tough time of it, often being shot by farmers, run over by cars or attacked by wild animals. Orphaned and injured primates are brought from all over the country to this specialist rehabilitation centre, which nurtures these primates to health and sets them on a path back to the wild. The whole rehabilitation process can take up to 4 years!

You and your family will be helping with food preparation, feeding, cleaning and playing. A lot of your day will be spent outside, and a great deal of time is spent interacting with the primates, as socialisation is a key skill for them. As the primates never stop, you will go to bed feeling tired, but fulfilled. The baby monkeys in particular need a lot of care before they are old enough to feed themselves.

You will live on-site in a family cabin with a shared bathroom and toilet. 2 delicious meals are served per day, and basic lunch items are provided although most people choose to supplement them.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

This organisation specialises in arranging hand-picked ethical volunteering projects in 18 countries around the world. Projects mainly focus on animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability, with strong focus also on humanitarian and social care programmes. Their passionate and experienced team of travellers have been sending volunteers around the world since 2006.

We are able to accept bookings for all projects currently, however the situation is still evolving regarding when and where participants can travel. We are offering free trip changes, free date changes and also free unspecified date changes. This gives travellers maximum flexibility, whilst also giving them something to look forward to.

If participants cannot travel, their money is financially protected by ATOL or IPP. The money paid can be used towards any of our other trips within 18 months.

En savoir plus sur nos critères de sélection pour choisir nos organisations partenaires.

Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Afrique du Sud, Afrique
Type d'activité :
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 800 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
A tout moment
Age minimum :
8 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
Qualifications particulières :
Pas nécessaire
Hébergement & repas :
You will live on-site in a family cabin with a shared bathroom and toilet. 2 delicious meals are served per day, and basic lunch items are provided although most people choose to supplement them.

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