The Amazing Organizations I Am Supporting

Noah’s Ark- Namibia

As a volunteer at Noah’s Ark, I will primarily work with orphaned, injured, neglected, abused and abandoned wild animals and help to create a stable environment for the wildlife at the refuge. Along with caring for wildlife, I will help perform reserve maintenance, assist the local field guides and learn how to guide project tours. READ MORE

IVHQ Tanzania Orphanage Project

Sub-Saharan African countries are suffering from a huge number of orphans left behind after their parents die from illnesses such as HIV/AIDS resulting in a larger number of orpanages in coutries like Tanzania. Contributing to this disproportionate number of oprhanages is the fact that in some cases the parents are simply unable to provide for the children or the children have been abandoned. Volunteers are needed to help relieve the pain of this situation and aid in the support of the orphanage system. READ MORE

Wildlife ACT South Africa

Wildlife ACT runs critical endangered and priority conservation work in Africa. I will be joining a team of professionals (who are supported by the WWF) and contribute to our conservation work, while simultaneously having the African wildlife experience of a lifetime, as we monitor animals like Cheetah, African Wild Dog, Rhino, Lion, Elephant and Leopard (Africa’s Big 5!). The work done by Wildlife ACT is conducted on game reserves in Zululand, South Africa – an area which resounds with the heartbeat of Africa, and which is one of the most diverse and productive wild lands on the planet. READ MORE

AIDS in Kenya

This program has not yet been decided upon. If you have a great volunteer program or opportunity, please let me know. I’m waiting for the Universe to show this to me. :)

Dolphin Discovery

This 4-week commitment will be the longest volunteer opportunity on this trip so far. During the mid 1960’s, Mrs Evelyn Smith, a local resident in Bunbury, Australia, began feeding the dolphins from a small jetty near her home on the Leschenault Inlet (directly south of the Discovery Centre). Unfortunately, she passed away in the early 70′s ceasing any regular feeding of the dolphins she befriended. Some dolphins continued to be fed by the public from areas nearby. However it wasn’t until 1989 that a dolphin specialist was hired by the newly established Bunbury Dolphin Trust to continue this tradition and begin feeding and studying the local dolphins of Koombana Bay. From this work came the establishment of the Interaction Zone in 1990 and the Dolphin Discovery Centre in 1994 to allow tourists and members of the community to interact, understand and enjoy the group of five to six dolphins that regularly visit this Zone. READ MORE