South Africa

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

African Impact

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Jan 4, 2018
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: South Africa
Posted: Dec 8, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Askari WCP

Program:
Location: South Africa
Posted: Nov 29, 2017
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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