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More Opportunities to Volunteer at EC Cape Town

 EC Cape Town has just released 5 more volunteering projects. Besides the clear benefits an extra pair of willing hands contribute to every project, there are many personal benefits to be gained by partaking in a volunteering experience. It connects you to others. It is good for your mind and body. It can also advance your career and bring fun and fulfilment to your life.

The African Primate Encounter involves maintaining the general upkeep of the sanctuary and feeding primates. Some may conduct guided tours through the forest and assist veterinarians. Coastal Birds Encounter is an opportunity with a non-profit. Duties vary between cleaning, feeding, administering medication and more. The African Big Cats Encounter is on a sanctuary where animals are rehabilitated both physically and emotionally. Depending on skills and experience, volunteers will assist the game keepers with daily tasks which vary according to the time of year and work required.

Plettenberg Bay Kids volunteer programme is in a home for children who have no home of their own, whose parents cannot afford to look after them, or have been abused. Here, they receive clothing, daily meals, homework supervision and counselling and the volunteers assist in reading to the children, playing and participating in projects with them. At Kranshoek Kids, volunteers work to help the poorest children from the community receive one meal daily. Depending on the needs of the project, volunteers will carry out repairs, gardening, food preparation, teaching, coaching sports and homework assistance.

The minimum age on these projects is 18 years old, with a minimum English level of intermediate to upper intermediate. All programmes require acceptance via application form, and some require a motivational letter and/or police clearance certificate.