So, it’s your gap year, and you're itching to see the world? Volunteering, or voluntouring, as it’s become popularly known as, is not only a great way to travel, but it also gives meaning to your globetrotting.
Unique travel experiences and adventure is what most of today's school-leavers say they prefer. Over 80% are choosing volunteer opportunities as a motivation for travelling. And it makes sense, for what better way to truly experience a place, its people and culture than to find volunteer work abroad.
A gap year is about taking time to gain some real-life experience before deciding what it is you want to do or be. It should be about discovering your passions, strengths and weaknesses so that you can approach your life's career with better insight and empathy for others. Using your gap year to volunteer for a cause in need is a sure way to find out who you really are. As Mahatma Gandhi said: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
So, where do you want to lose yourself? Have you considered becoming a wildlife volunteer in Africa? With 1 million species now critically endangered, wildlife conservation efforts across the globe need all the help they can get.
So why not spend your gap year in the wild?
At Rockwood, we offer a legitimate volunteering programme to help with our rhino conservation. We are committed to protecting Africa’s rhino species from going extinct. But we’re are running out of time. We need your help.
Here’s why you should volunteer for rhino conservation at Rockwood:
The current rhino extinction crisis is not something we can throw money at and hope it goes away. It takes a lot of feet on the ground. Rockwood is one of the only rhino conservations that allow volunteers to work alongside our dedicated team of rangers, vets and scientists.
Do you have a passion for nature and animals? Are you not afraid of getting dirty? Then you can contribute to the protection and preservation of Africa’s rhinos and experience the most meaningful, life-changing experience you could ever wish for.
Don’t waste your gap year. Make it count by giving it purpose. Volunteer for rhino conservation today.
Rockwood offers a legitimate and reputable volunteering programme. As a volunteer, you will work closely with our experienced and professional rangers. Your daily tasks will vary, depending on the needs of the day. But you can expect to be involved in a variety of activities during your stay with us.
Your volunteer tasks will include:
Other volunteer activities include:
On average one rhino is poached every 8 hours in Africa. Which is why we at Rockwood are doing everything we can to save the species from extinction. But looking after over 300 rhinos is no small feat. We need your help.
*Please note, saving the rhino is an expensive undertaking, that’s why participating in projects is subjected to a registration and participation fee. It’s one of the ways we generate funds to keep doing what we do.