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Volunteer Placement Organization

Profile Cover Picture: 
Languages: 
English
Company Headquarters: 
Kleinbaai / Gansbaai
South Africa
ZA
Causes: 
Childcare / Children
Education
Environment
Minimum Stay: 
2 weeks
Cost per Day: 
$90
Cost per Week: 
$570
Cost per Month: 
$2 290
Cost Includes: 
Pre-Departure Orientation
2 Meals per Day
Volunteer Hostel
Homestay
Local Transport
Internet
Project Locations: 
Volunteer For Sharks
Kleinbaai / Gansbaai
South Africa
ZA
Languages:
English
Description
A Jawsome opportunity to learn the ropes! Learn the Ropes AND volunteer for sharks.

In the 8 months that Kim ‘Sharklady’ Maclean has been the Overstrand Woman of the year, she has been going full steam ahead on her research and community projects. She has also started a Volunteer for Sharks programme that offers an amazing opportunity for youngsters that are interested in marine life. Many people from all over the world are eager to come to South Africa to work with sharks. They are either studying marine biology or an environmental course; have recently graduated; or simply want to take a gap year and do something for their planet and for Great White Sharks.

Volunteer for Sharks is a hands on educational ecotourism progect that focuses on conservation based research, the sustainable non-consumptive use of sharks.

Volunteer for Sharks is delighted to announce that a percentage of all fees for the intern programme will go towards sponsoring internships for local youngsters from the Overstrand community who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to afford to participate in an internship like this.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about the oceans, the environment and sharks to not only learn about them, but to also stay and work for 4 weeks or longer with other youngsters from all over the world.

Volunteer for Sharks offers an intern programme where volunteers work with Shark Bay Research on their groundbreaking research about the impact of sound on Great White Sharks. They work closely with marine biologist Chris Perkins, and Kim, to collect, record and analyse data. They go to sea, learn to work with sharks, attend lectures, and participate in informative programmes where they learn about marine life, the ocean and sharks (of course).

We care, protect and educate.
Causes
Childcare / Children, Education, Environment
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$570 per week
Estimate only - visit Organization website for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 2 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 3-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off
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