Volunteer – C.R.O.W.

CROW

WHAT WILL BE EXPECTED OF ME?

To assist with animal feeds twice a day, to help keep enclosures clean and replace fresh greenery. To help with a variety of enrichment techniques to keep the animals stimulated and assist with rescues and releases.

HOW LONG CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR?

There is no maximum but we do ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of two weeks to ensure they get the whole experience, this is however not mandatory.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS, IF ANY, DO I REQUIRE?

There are no specific requirements, just that volunteers can speak and understand English and have a passion for wildlife.

WHAT LANGUAGE WILL I NEED TO KNOW?

English

HOW DO I GET TO YOUR LOCATION?

Once you apply with us we will send you a guide which covers travel. You will need to fly to King Shaka International Airport in Durban, from there a transport company will collect you from the airport, this must be prearranged by you by we will send you their contact details.

ARE THERE ANY COSTS INVOLVED TO VOLUNTEER?

Click HERE to find out up to date costs and requirements for volunteering with CROW.

WHAT TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION, MEALS AND FACILITIES CAN I EXPECT TO BE AVAILABLE TO ME?

We take the volunteers shopping on a weekly basis, so they can meet their specific dietary requirements. We have a volunteer house that sleeps 13 people, with a communal kitchen and lounge, separate bathrooms/bedrooms for males and females. There is also a cabin available for older volunteers or couples.

WHAT WILDLIFE SPECIES ARE THERE?

It is all dependant, we have animals in and out all year. We have had lion cubs in the past, as well as a rhino and zebra. Most common are monkeys, baboons, genets, porcupines, dassies, mongoose, antelope, birds of prey and a large variety of garden birds.

WHAT ATTRACTIONS CAN I EXPERIENCE DURING FREE-TIME?

Anything they like, the centre is close to the city with shopping malls, marine world and beaches, there is a nature reserve in walking distance and tours can be arranged game reserves. Durban is full of heritage sites and there is much to be seen, especially for a first timer.

IN CONCLUSION

That it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see firsthand the role wildlife rehabilitation plays in conserving our wildlife. At CROW we are like a family and will give volunteers and all round experience of the work we do. We have had many volunteers return and will be happy to send referrals from other volunteers if they like.

For more information on C.R.O.W., please visit www.crowkzn.co.za

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