Volunteer With Us

Volunteer at one of the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance's three sanctuaries in Plettenberg Bay - Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Birds of Eden or Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary.

Volunteers will be considered if they can understand and speak English, are hard-working, fast-learning, enthusiastic and prepared to cheerfully fulfil tasks such as welcoming tourists at our entrance gate, informing visitors about our animals as they assist them to the reception, explain the basic rules regarding our sanctuaries (no touching, etc.), assisting with caring for the primates, birds, and other wildlife.

Salary/funding: None (by law)

Uniform Deposit: We take a R800 deposit on credit card which is returned to you once you return the uniform. There are no other payments to the sanctuary.

Accommodation: We have limited free accommodation on site for longer-term (minimum 2 months) volunteers at Monkeyland and Birds of Eden. If you do not qualify for our free accommodation or our accommodation is not available on your preferred dates, you will need to stay in one of the local Homestays that we work with. These cost between R500 and R600 a day and include meals, laundry, transport to work etc. Volunteers decide which homestay they would prefer and book it directly with the owner.

Minimum stay requirement: Four weeks

Contact: Paula Hallam on volunteer@saasa.org.za for an application form and to see if we have availability for your preferred dates.

We also have volunteer opportunities at our new sanctuary, MonkeylandKZN, which will be opening later this year. For more information on volunteer opportunities in KwaZulu-Natal, visit our MonkeylandKZN website or email our volunteer coordinator.

If you feel that volunteering with us is not 100% the right move for you but you still wish to assist us in some way please feel free to donate money, services and/or goods to assist SAASA. You could do so by contacting us.