Penguin Conservation Volunteer Program in Cape Town, South Africa

from 6 weeks
Working hours
6-8 hours
Minimum age
from 18 years
not required

Overview: seabird and penguin conservation program in Cape Town, South Africa

Conservation volunteers in this veterinary and rehabilitation station will work alongside local keepers, in order to conserve endangered or injured seabirds and penguins. Furthermore, volunteers will be given the opportunity to release healthy animals back to nature.

This non-profit organization was founded it 1968 and has been specializing in the rescue and care of seabirds and the South African penguin. With the support of the team, consisting of 12 members, the Cape Town's seabird population has already increased by 19 percent.

What's in and what's not in

Services for your volunteer work abroad include the active support in the preparation of your entire stay abroad. The team of our partner organization in each country supports you, wherever you require it:

What's included:
  • Placement in a volunteer project according to you demands
  • Information about cheap flights, travel insurances and other important travel documents
  • Accommodation in a backpacker hostel (4 bed dormitory)
  • Airport pick-up
  • Volunteer T-Shirt from the project
  • Donation and participation fee of the conservation station
  • Certificate
  • Emergency contact person
What’s not included:
  • Visa 
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Food and beverages

Your coordinator in Cape Town

"My name is Jana Williams, I am originally from Germany, but living in South Africa for 8 1/2 years. Nearly 6 years of those I stayed in the mother city of Cape Town. I am now managing all internship and volunteer placements for Studentsgoabroad Cape Town. During my studies of Social Work I did internships abroad myself. I have been to London, India and even in Cape Town which was 12 years ago. While still living in Germany I started placing interns in Southern African countries and always enjoyed this activity. This activity is interesting, exciting, versatile and most of all positive, as a stay abroad always enlarges the personal horizon.

Learn more about Jana here!