Orphan season discount in Malawi!

9 November 2018

We are offering an 25% orphan season discount from all sanctuary volunteer placements, for projects starting from today until February 28th, 2019*, at our Rescued Animal Conservation Programme in Malawi.

Orphan season in Malawi runs from November until the end of February, and is when most baby animals, particularly primates, are born. In Malawi, a high percentage of these animals become orphaned, either because their parents are killed in accidents, or because of the illegal bushmeat and exotic pets trades. Many of them are brought to the sanctuary for rehabilitation and care before their eventual release. 

What will you be doing?

These young animals often require round-the-clock care, which is why volunteers are vital to allow us to give these animals the best care possible. The project needs as many volunteers as possible over this time, to ensure the normal work around the sanctuary gets done, as well as the additional hands needed for orphan care.

This is an amazing opportunity to get really involved in the care of animals which really need your help. Orphaned babies may need intensive care such as bottle feeding, observation and interaction, which could involve night feeds and overnight stays!

In addition to helping care for orphans, you may also:

  • Prepare meals for animals on a daily basis and feed during the day (and night)
  • Find food for younger animals (you may need to forage for grasshoppers for a pygmy hedgehog!)
  • Spend time with distressed, young or older animals who need monitoring
  • Clean out enclosures and feeding pens
  • Help settle newly rescued animals into groups or into their rehabilitation enclosures
  • Quietly observe sick and injured wildlife
  • Assist with vaccinations and health checks for new arrivals
  • Help with enrichment projects such as building activity centres for baboons and primates to enable them to run, jump and climb and making toys to stimulate foraging
  • Build and repair enclosures and fences
  • Help dig new waterholes and repair roads

More project details...

Discounted project fees

Fees for volunteers joining the project between November and the end of February are now as follows (all prices in GBP):

2 weeks: £1,370 now £1,027.50 (save £342.50)
3 weeks: £1,775 now £1,331.25 (save £443.75)
4 weeks: £2,235 now £1,676.25 (save £558.25)
5 weeks: £2,575 now £1,931.25 (save £643.75)
6 weeks: £2,885 now £2,163.75 (save £721.25)
8 weeks: £3,450 now £2,587.50 (save £862.50)
10 weeks: £3,930 now £2,947.50 (save £982.50)
12 weeks: £4,350 now £3,262.50 (save £1,087.50)

Terms and conditions:

  • Does not apply to veterinary interns or research volunteers
  • Only applies to projects starting between 9th November 2018 and 28th February 2019

What does the cost include?

  • Programme fee - financing which goes back into the programme your are involved with; this includes funding for equipment, supplies, vehicles and foodstuffs
  • Transfers to and from Lilongwe Airport to the project on a Tuesday
  • Full board and lodging for the duration of your programme including laundry (exc. any snacks, alcoholic or fizzy drinks from the bar)
  • Three meals per day
  • Free t-shirt and local phone sim card
  • Full 24 hour support and training from your programme co-ordinators during your stay
  • All programme-related transport and equipment required to do your work

The programme cost excludes:

  • Flights to Lilongwe
  • Visas fees (usually $75 for a single entry 30-day tourist visa. Extensions are $10 per 30 days)
  • Any expenses prior to your programme start date
  • Any personal items such as alcoholic drinks, snacks, additional food or souvenirs
  • Excursions and nights out
  • Personal medical and travel insurance, which must cover the entire duration of your programme and should include cover for repatriation, air evacuation and any activities you may undertake or plan to undertake
  • Any additional trips outside the volunteer programme
  • Data bundles and airtime

View our booking terms and conditions

Find out more about the project by clicking on the link below or click to book your place!

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