Noah’s Ark Wildlife Centre (Gobabis, Namibia)
As a volunteer at Noah’s Ark, I will primarily work with orphaned, injured, neglected, abused and abandoned wild animals while helping to create a stable environment for the wildlife at the refuge. Along with caring for wildlife, I will perform reserve maintenance, assist the local field guides and learn how to guide project tours.
Hand’s on Experience With Wildlife
Volunteer duties at Noah’s Ark include some of the following:
- Feeding cheetahs and baboons (twice a day)
- Feeding and meal preparation for other wildlife (4-5 times per day)
- Caring for, hand rearing and cleaning baby animals
- Night duty of infant animals (surrogate parenting in bed)
- Cleaning the enclosures
- Assisting with repair and building of structures on the farm
- Building wildlife camps
- Erecting fences around Noah’s Ark
- Assisting in the clinic with injured animals (qualified veterinary experience required)
- Training to assist as Field Guide for daily tours of Noah’s Ark
- Assisting at the local bushman clinic
Why I Chose This Opportunity
Supporting Animals In Need
I have always been an animal lover and I feel a special connection to animals. When I came across this opportunity I nearly fell out of my chair. My heart sang just thinking about the honor of helping God’s creatures that are in need and abandoned. What a beautiful way to get back in touch with creation!
Re-establishing Connection With Nature
As a typical American, I feel that the connection that humans once had to nature has disappeared beneath the hustle and bustle of our new ipad generation, technology-based lifestyle. Everywhere I look, everyone has their nose in their phones and no one actually stops to look around at the beautiful creation surrounding them. I think being far away from technology will really help me re-establish the trust and love of nature within my heart and in doing so, I can inspire others to do the same.