South Africa

Askari WCP

I cant believe 3 months at Askari are already gone. What an amazing time I had I can only thank Katie and Robbie for their great hospitality and making us feel at home. Also thanks to them I have insanely improved my knowledge of the bush. I have already volunteered in other projects and I can assure you this is probably the best. I look forward to coming back again.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Jan 18, 2020
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

I spent 3 unbelievable weeks working with animals; teaching some amazing kids everything from why animals are important to the economy to valuable and practical environmental lessons; and hanging out with the exceptional staff and volunteers. The time flew and I left wishing I could stay. The people and animals of Daktari will always hold a special place in my heart.
The accommodation was great, the food was fantastic and the company was phenomenal.
This trip refreshed my mind, body and soul in ways that I couldn't imagine.
Worth every penny.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Sep 15, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

This was my second time volunteering at Askari, and was no less life changing than my first. I continued to grow and learn about wilderness, conservation and myself. The balance between learning, physical work sessions, research and social activities is well thought out but not rigid, and the sightings along the way are awesome! Wherever we were driving, whatever we were doing, there was a purpose behind it which made it all the more meaningful.
A huge shout out to Katie and Robbie for making the programme fun and informative with their humour, huge store of knowledge and honest discussion, encouraging the volunteers to learn and grow. Their passion is infectious, their patience endless, their leadership inclusive and their integrity beyond reproach.
This is an unique and special place to connect to Africa, wildlife, and wilderness. An experience I will repeat in a heartbeat, and definitely highly recommend.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Aug 3, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

My 4 weeks at Askari have been the best month of my life. Going to Africa and seeing animals such as lions, elephants and so on had long been a “bucket list” dream of mine. At Askari I have seen everything, and not only that, I’ve gained appreciation and awe for so many aspects of conservation and bush life. Katie, Robbie, Cas and Andrew all did an amazing job welcoming us and guiding us through experiences I could never have even imagined! The Askari staff are so knowledgeable. I know I’ve only glimpsed a tip of the iceberg yet I’ve gained so much. Their passion is contagious, even after years in the bush, they are still just as excited as us over great sightings. It is volunteering but the work is always fun, the team is always happy and it really felt like a holiday. I am sad to have to leave; this month is going to be undoubtedly remembered as one of the best times of my life.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Jan 6, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Projects Abroad

I had an amazing 3 weeks in Cape Town. I went for an internship working on the international development program. I was placed at a community outreach center, Where Rainbows Meet, in a local township called Vrygrond. It was enriching and the best possible way to spend a school break. I loved the opportunity to not be a tourist, but actually, immerse myself in a culture completely unlike mine.

At work, I had a lot of self-direction in what I did, but some of my larger tasks included; researching and drafting a grant proposal, writing a quarterly newsletter, overseeing fundraising, and editing an annual report. I also chose to work with the kids in the Early Childhood Development Center when I had some free time. I was always learning something new at work and felt completely welcomed by the entire staff at WRM. I was touched and left in happy tears on my last day of work as the staff gathered to say goodbye and gave me a lovely handwritten letter with notes from everyone at the staff.

In my free time I explored the area through a peninsula tour, I went paragliding, going to local markets, surfing. and seeing as many sunsets as possible. All the other volunteers were lovely, it was sad saying bye, but exciting having a network of friends all across the world.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Dec 21, 2018
Overall:
9
Support:
8
Value:
7

Projects Abroad

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Aug 9, 2018
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Projects Abroad

Program:
Location: South Africa
Posted: Aug 9, 2018
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Jun 17, 2018
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: May 9, 2018
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

Program:
Location: South Africa
Posted: Mar 8, 2018
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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