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Volunteering as a Group of Students or a Family

Information about volunteering as a small or large group. We organise volunteering projects for families, university and college student groups and corporate groups.

Close encounter with a leopard

At Phinda volunteers head out at night to track the elusive leopard. Once located and darted with a sedative, the volunteers help secure a radio collar and collect data on their condition

Monitoring Bottlenose Dolphins

In the wild, these sleek swimmers can reach speeds of over 18 miles (30 kilometers) an hour.

Baby Hyena

On the Game Ranger Course you never know what surprises you mind find in the bush!

Volunteers assist with a cheetah darting

Life in the field working alongside an experienced wildlife vet is both unpredictable and challenging

Volunteers assist vets with lion work

At Phinda volunteers assist with hormonal contraception methods on lions to help manage populations and maintain the balance

Moving lions is a skilful task

By law only a registered vet can use high scheduled drugs to immobilise animals. Volunteers learn about the drugs involved, darting techniques, and will administer low schedule drugs. Here volunteers are preparing these lions to be moved.

Vet attends a buffalo call out

Of the four vets we work with, three of them operate 100% in the field. Volunteers often help out with the testing of disease free buffalo.

Thirsty elephant

Elephants don't drink with their trunks, but use them as "tools" to drink with. This is accomplished by filling the trunk with water and then using it as a hose to pour it into the elephant's mouth.

Whale Fluke

Humpback whales can dive for up to 30 minutes to a depth of 150-210 m!

Vets working in the field

Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Experience offers you the chance to work with experienced wildlife vets in the field on a variety of species