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 Natures Valley Trust Programme <strong>Province</strong>: Garden Route <br />

Natures Valley Trust Programme

Town: Natures Valley
Province: Garden Route

.: The Volunteer NVT programme offers volunteers a rewarding way to spend a vacation, gap year or career break. While you spend your days in and around one of the most beautiful places along South Africas Garden Route, you will have the opportunity to contribute to an organization that is loved and respected by the community.

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Program may include: research volunteer:
Our research team consists of acclaimed biologists who are well published professionals with decades of experience doing conservation based research in Africa. As a research volunteer you will get to work on the important long term ecological projects we run in the region. Over a relatively short period of time you will be exposed to what it is like to be doing conservation based research in several different biomes and habitat types including beach, estuary, river, fynbos, forest and urban areas. We work on a range of systems, and study plants, insects, mammals and birds, giving volunteers a range of different wildlife experiences. On this program you will spend at least 3-4 days a week in the field, working on whales & dolphins, seals, marine birds, plants and their pollinators, fish, aquatic macro invertebrates, primates and more! You will Interact with staff working full time in conservation, and see what it is like to be a conservationist in Africa

Environmental Education/Community Volunteers:
As an EE volunteer you will engage a wide range of stakeholders, from local community school children, project partners, local community and conservation professionals. Our award winning program sees 7000 people participate each year!
Typical activities you will participate in include facilitation of school groups during outdoor classrooms, event assistance and support during holiday programmes, environmental calendar days and other events, research support for updating of environmental education resources, general administration assistance with event preparation and liaison with the schools, planning of outdoor activities for eco clubs and school camps, support and assistance during community projects and events (e.g. Tree planting, village clean-ups, beach clean-ups).
This is a hands on life-changing experience that brings real change to communities and how they see the natural researches they use. Be part of a team that brings about grass roots change in how communities see conservation!

Location: Natures Valley in the Garden Route South Africa
Getting to Project: Transport from the George or Port Elizabeth airport can be arranged if required. Easiest is to take a bus to Plettenberg Bay where volunteers will be collected.
Accommodation: Accommodation in a house in Natures Valley itself, walking distance to the beach, shop, and office. Volunteers bunk with same sex volunteers and interns, no more than 3 in a room, but generally 2 in a room.
Upgrade to Single: N/A
Upgrade Dbl/Twin: N/A
Applicants: Environmental Education & Community volunteers:
Must have an interest in environmental education, conservation, teaching and community work
Trust volunteers are: energetic, love the outdoors, good with kids, conservation orientated, hands-on workers and knowledgeable about the environment.

Research volunteers:
Have an interest in conservation research
Be willing to work long hours outdoors
Be good team players, and committed to ensuring the
scientific integrity of the projects are upheld
Be willing to have fun in a spectacular area for field work!
Includes: Accommodation at The White House
Laundry & cleaning
Satellite TV
Transport to and from work activities.
Internet during working hours
Freetime: Weekly transport into Plettenberg Bay town can be arranged. We arrange discounts for our volunteer for several fantastic opportunities in and around Plettenberg Bay, including game drives, horse-back safaris, ocean boat trips, swimming with seals and visits to several captive animal centres.

Rate in ZAR: 5000

Rate For: 1 Week

Duration: Volunteers sign up for a minimum of 2 weeks. We don't have a maximum period, so stay as long as you want!


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Rates Valid till Oct this year, All Rates subject to change

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Created on 2014/20/05 Updated on 2016/14/04

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