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. "

2 weeks

$599

3 weeks

$899

4 weeks

$1199

Each week thereafter

$250 

Quoted in US dollar, does not include transfers which are charged at +/- R300 (ZAR) cash upon arrival for pick up and drop off between CARE & =/-Phalaborwa airport or bus station.  Volunteers are responsible for flights/visas/insurance - see pre-requisites

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

Animals arrive at C.A.R.E. all the time, & with 450 already at the centre being rehabilitated for release it is very costly.  From fuel to pick up food, the two trucks of food each day needed to feed everyone, deworming medicines, life-saving vaccinations, the salaries of the local animal-keeping staff, electricity needed to charge the electric fences & pump vital water to clean enclosures & replenish thirst... & so many more costs of caring for animals.  Your donation payment helps to fund this - the volunteer program has been part-funding C.A.R.E. for over 20 years.  There are no Government grants available for the work we do with baboons.

Additionally, the donation helps to cover the costs incurred with having you at the centre; electricity for lights / TV / wifi & to pump water for you to drink & shower.  Also, we provide you with 3 basic meals each day; which costs money to buy ingredients, cook & prepare.  

You can rest assured the funds you pay will be used to make a difference & help care for the animals you are coming to work with.

RAISING FUNDS

We can help you every step of the way of getting you to C.A.R.E. & if the donation is a stumbling block we can provide supporting materials to help you fundraise.

Past volunteers have successfully done Curry Night fundraisers, coffee mornings, cake sales, table top sales, run marathons, done crowd fundraisers & more!  Email us info@primatecare.org.za for help!

WHY DOES C.A.R.E. NEED VOLUNTEERS

C.A.R.E. has been utilising volunteers for over 20 years.  The management & vet team are also primarily volunteers.  Without volunteers C.A.R.E. couldn't function.  Volunteers bring with them fresh energy & excitement, which is absolutely priceless.  Volunteers also come with a diverse skill set which is very valuable to us, & volunteers can help in all areas.

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.  

EXTRA COSTS ONCE AT C.A.R.E.

Extra costs once at C.A.R.E. can be as minimal or as much as you like; it depends on your budget and personal preferences. 

 

Onsite we have a tuck-shop & curious shop, with a can of soda or packet of chips costing +/- R15, we also have WIFI vouchers available.

We offer a weekly shop where you can buy any personal items in town; you know how much you eat so can budget accordingly; most people might buy a pack of beer, soda, chocolate, shampoo.

Excursion prices change dependable on the safari companies but a typical cost to the Kruger National Park might be R1500 for a day trip.

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C.A.R.E. The Centre for
Animal Rehabilitation &
Education

Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre & Sanctuary

pioneering in rehabilitation for release back into the wild since 1989.

Registered South African

Not-for-Profit Organisation 099-591

Public Benefit Organisation 930036922

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