It’s always wonderful to see how much our volunteer programs mean to volunteers and even more exciting to collaborate with like-minded volunteers on meaningful projects, such as the paper abstract on which our Director of African Operations, Alice Baker, and a former volunteer, David Schmidtke, collaborated that was accepted into the Academy of Marketing Science […]
Volunteers participating in our Community Volunteer Programs connect and interact with local communities and children in disadvantaged communities.
Read more about our their day-to-day experiences and interactions here...
As part of their school holiday program, the West Coast Fossil Park offers interesting workshops and activities for kids. Staff and volunteers participating in our Community Volunteer Program were recently involved with their Shark Day – a wonderful way to increase environmental awareness amongst the next generation. We spent a couple of days prior to the […]
Recently, staff and volunteers received an unexpectedly large welcome into the community of a nearby “location” (the name residents prefer over “township”). The event was organised by a lovely lady who works at the restaurant that caters for our volunteers and also lives in the location. We were collected by her partner in the minibus […]
A huge part of conservation work is education and without the support of local communities, all our hard work is done in vain. In line with this, our volunteers have been undertaking environmental education initiatives at the local primary school in Langebaan. We hope to educate the younger generation on the amazing and unique flora […]
Whilst Langebaan is a beautiful holiday town in a fantastic country rich in culture and biodiversity there are some communities who have very little and struggle to put food on the table each day. One of our initiatives is environmental education, volunteers work with local community schools engaging kids in sustainable issues. Through this we have […]