Volunteer Donation Costs
The volunteer program has been running for over 20 years and volunteers have been the back-bone of the organisation. Whilst we employ 9-14 local Africans from nearby villages, the main bulk of the Management and Supervisory team are at C.A.R.E. on a voluntary basis. The running costs of the centre are vast and therefore volunteers are vital.
We ask all volunteers to make a minimum donation to C.A.R.E. which covers food, accommodation, training time, education (all volunteers are provided with an extensive education and training program) and also funds some of the day-to-day running costs; to feed and care for the animals you will be coming to help.
As the animals at C.A.R.E. are not classified as an Endangered Species, it is very difficult for our team to raise enough funds to run the centre; the volunteer donation and help is essential.
Don't be put off by money though; through crowd-funding, bake sales or taking on an additional job and paying over a time period making your African Dream a reality can be easier than you imagine. We are also on hand to offer fundraising ideas, materials and advice.
30% off if you book & pay before 2021, for anytime until the end of 2021
Due to the impacts of Covid-19 on our ability to accept volunteers during 2020, we are now making up for lost time and offering a limited time offer of 30% off. This enables us to get essential funds to run the centre. The offer is valid if you book and pay before 2021 and take your trip anytime before 2022.
Usual Donation Fees Less 30% if paid before 2021 Total to pay
2 weeks $599 $179.70 off $419.30
3 weeks $899 $269.70 off $629.30
4 weeks $1199 $359.70 off $839.30 to pay
$250 per week thereafter $75 off pw $175.00 per week
*Please note - if you made an enquiry via ENKOSINI or any other volunteer agency, we cannot offer you this discount due to the commission they take and you must proceed to book with them. We are asked to refer all those that enquired through Enkosini back to Enkosini (note even an enquiry). The good news is, Enkosini is a 501c3 non-profit organization in the US so volunteer funds AND flight costs are 100% tax-deductible when booking through Enkosini. Volunteers should be able to claim back against taxes approx. +/- 30-35% of project/flight costs. Kelcey Grimm of Enkosini says; "I’d estimate this savings around $800-1,000 for a 2 week booking. "