This amazing conservation project was created with the goal of helping to preserve the beautiful natural environment of Cape Town and its surrounding areas. Projects could include hands on conservation work in parks and reserves, or working on initiatives that revolve around educating future generations on conserving the environment. This aspect is run through educational camps and activities established to promote sustainability for the future. The majority of projects are very well structured and well managed, with most projects government funded or subsidized through donations. Volunteers should have a love of the outdoors and a willingness to get their hands dirty, and they will at times be working in unpleasant weather conditions. For volunteers who love working with children and like to work as part of a team, the awareness camps and programs aspect of this placement would be ideal.
Goals of this Project:
- To preserve the beautiful natural environment of the Cape Town area
- Work on projects that will make a positive difference to the environment
- Educate locals and children on the importance of conservation to their environment
- Enable inter-cultural exchange between international volunteers and the local communities
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to give their time and energy to help protect the natural environment of South Africa. This 'hands-on' project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in conservation/environmental studies, or who simply wish to explore an interest in this field. However, the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by your local project leader. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact