Location Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Duration Minimum 4 weeks
Dates All year around
Requirements Minimum age 18
You must have an upper intermediate lever of English
Special skills : An honest desire to help animals and a true love for animals
Your impact Element of tourism are added to this volunteer experience
  This NGO depends on volunteers to assist them.  Your work will make a real difference.
Day of Arrival Sunday
Day of Departure Sunday



You will be situated in the heart of the world-famous South Africa Garden Route.From the accommodation, you are transported daily to and from the projects.

The accommodation you will be hosted in is home to a local family who will assist you for weekend excursions and multiple local activities

24-hour emergency assistance


You’ll make new friends from all over the world  | You will learn English in a comfortable social setting



Plett Animal Welfare Services (PAWS)  cares for the local animals in the Plettenberg Bay area and place them in a stable environment.  The care provided at this project exceeds the requirements of animal welfare regulations.

Your Role

Your role Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 13:00 is to assist the field guide with their daily tasks. Depending on your skills and experience.


Daily tasks (may vary)

Arrive and begin feeding animals and cleaning the cages

Welcoming guests upon arrival and escort them to the main reception area

Assisting the field guide in the local communities with his daily duties

Lunch is not taken at any pre-determined time as it can only be taken as the situation allows.

Other tasks that may (or not) include assisting the curators in observations, veterinary visits and treatment, etc.

It is important also to note that these task-lists and descriptions serves as examples only. The daily tasks and challenges depends on the volunteer’s skill-set and attitude, the time of the year and the work that needs to be done. The final job description can therefore vary from the above.

What to bring

Comfortable jeans, T-Shirts and Runners.

There are no other special requirements in this regard but we recommend bringing the following:

  • Pocket money
  • Toiletries
  • Any specific medication you require
  • Sunscreen and mosquito repellent
  • Travelling clothing
  • Reading books and/or laptop
  • Camera
  • Any needed items of a personal nature, etc.

All these items (and anything else you might need) are readily available at local supermarkets in South Africa.

We welcome you to join us!