Community and Conservation Volunteer – Greater Kruger area (Immersive Experience)

About this host - 'Nourish Eco Village'

Our goal at The Nourish Foundation is to grow resilient wildlife communities through engagement in conservation and sustainability to protect our wildlife areas.

We engage with our communities through an Eco Village model with a variety of programming initiatives that fall under beneficiation, education, enterprise and tourism.
All our projects are integrated, holistic and sustainable: to grow a better tomorrow.

If you are interested in learning about a new culture, doing research or aiming to learn a new skill, then we would love to have you join us.

A Nourish Immersive Experience (volunteering) is based on your chosen field, and immersing yourself into the day to day operations and running of the programmes.

You will spend your day working with the team, from Monday to Friday and from 8am to 4pm.

Learning from them and having an amazing experience! The work is very hand-on, so expect to be busy but remember to have fun!

This opportunity is like no other, as you are based at the project and will experience Africa like you never have before. You will be needed wherever there is a gap to fill, or a job to do as we are one big family and team. Specific skills will also be greatly appreciated and the placement within our departments that suits you perfectly.

Our differents programs are:

* Green Kidz – Environmental – Education – After school program
* Rise Crèche – Childhood development
* Agro Ecology – Working at our farm
* Eco building & Recycling
* Social Enterprise
* Eco Village management

Included in your stay with us:

* Accommodation
* Three meals per day
* Pick up and drop off from Hoedspruit or Airport
* Oversight and inclusion in your work and activities
* Nourish T-Shirt
* SIM card (if needed)
* WIFI
* Field trips with our Green Kidz to local spots like the Kruger National Park, or animal rehabilitation center (Depending of the schedule)

We welcome you into our Nourish family for a minimum of 2 weeks and as long as you would like to stay with us!

100% of your payment will go through our Nourish Foundation to help us to run all of our programs.

For only EU1100/month or EU300/week

Details of help

Nourish NPO has a holistic approach to poverty and community development. By incorporating conservation education and economic empowerment through our business incubator and education centers, we strive to fight poaching through fighting poverty.
Nourish has been running since 2011 in a village on the border of the Greater Kruger Park area, to try and bridge the gap between community and conservation, as well as bringing tourists into our area to experience the Shangaan culture.
We have a variety of programs that range from Early Childhood Development, Farming, After School care, Conservation education and Field trips, Feeding schemes, Animal outreaches as well as a tourism pillar that focuses on community tours.

Accommodation

The eco village is the ideal base to experience an African cultural stay, while being near to the surrounding attractions such as the Kruger National Park.

The Eco Village, with our Shik Shack backpackers offers unique accommodation, comprises various Traditional Huts and Safari Tents, which can accommodate 2 persons in each.

Each hut or tent is furnished with 2 single beds fitted with comfortable bedding. Each hut or tent contains amenities such as towels, mosquito nets, fans, storage compartments, and a bottle of water.

Guests have access to a communal bathroom with hot-water showers to freshen up,  and you will experience South African cuisine!

The lodge also boasts free Wi-Fi access in the public area; a common social area with a lounge, a bar, a fire pit, as well as a swimming pool and braai facilities.

The Eco Village is built with the intention of capturing the true heart and soul of this part of South Africa.

The Eco Village has rescue dogs and a couple of curious donkeys; you can experience a deeper insight into the vibrant Tsonga culture and be part of a thriving eco-village community.

During your weekend we are able to arrange, village walking tours, as well as day trips into Kruger National Park, or to the Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon, to name but a few attractions.

Extra information

  • Internet Access
  • Private room
  • We offer a pick-up for arrival
  • We offer meals
  • We have pets
  • We are smokers

What else

We accept curious people to join us for an applied learning experience If you are interested in learning about a new culture, doing research or aiming to learn a new skill, then we would love to have you join us.

We also welcome people, who want to do a little bit more through our internship!

A Nourish Internship is divided between an individual project you will complete based on your chosen field, and immersing yourself into the day to day operations and running of the programme associated with your chosen field. You will also be studying a course in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and completing worksheets and a report as to how our program and your project contributes towards sustainable development.

Availability

Date of Travel

Minimum of 14 and maximum of 365 nights is required

Number of volunteers

Maximum of 14 volunteers per booking

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