Sarari4U Global Vet Experience (GVE)
Gain important hands-on experience to add to your CV whilst you are studying your wildlife conservation or management course with ADL, or after completing it. We are very happy to be associated with GVE, which offers an unforgettable volunteer experience in South Africa with their Game Capture and Vet Experience programs.
Your stay with GVE will include:
- Safe and comfortable accommodation
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week
- Monday airport transfers (unless otherwise arranged with GVE)
- Project-related transportation
- Wi-fi access
- Washing facilities
- Permits & entry fees
- Pre-departure support from Program Director
- Welcome packet with coupons for local establishments
- Volunteer t-shirt
The program fee also acts as the main support for GVE's non-profit clinic. Here's some information about both the Game Capture and Vet Experience programs:
During an intensive 3-week period, Game Capture volunteers assist an experienced South African wildlife vet and their professional game capture team with a variety of wildlife relocations throughout the Eastern Cape. Volunteers are involved in every aspect of the capture from planning to immobilization and treatment, then transport and release. Students are trained to provide treatments, monitor vitals, and physically transport a wide variety of wild species. Lectures and discussion groups with experts in the field allow for a comprehensive wildlife experience. This program is available to anyone with an interest in exotic medicine, conservation, or just an exhilarating wildlife experience. Due to the nature of game capture, this program has a limited number of sessions.
Volunteers work equally with small animals in disadvantaged communities, large animals in production and community settings, and African wildlife through game capture, reptile handling, and zoo projects. This program is designed for a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and levels of experience, including people with an interest in animal science, conservation, or welfare. Pre-vet students, vet students, gap year students, and vet techs/nurses will also find the experience beneficial for their professional development. This hands-on experience is for people who want to explore different aspects of veterinary medicine, help animals in need, and have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in South Africa! Sessions are open from March-November.
Spare Time Activities at Weekends
- Horse Riding
- Surf Lessons
- Elephant Interaction
- Quad Bike Safari Tour
- Zipline Tour
- Kayaking and Canoeing
- Spa Treatments
- Brewery Tour
- Weekend trips to explore the Eastern Cape, Wild Cape, or even Cape Town.
GVE's motto is: work hard, play hard. Work on your suntan on the beach and make new friends at the local cafe, or do something exciting! On arrival, you can reserve exciting and memorable weekend activities.
Want to read more about this once in a lifetime experience? Then visit their website by clicking the logo below: