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Jane Goodall Institute JGI South Africa Charity Profile
JGI offer 3 Exclusive Travel Options of which all include a visit to the magnificent Jane Goodall Institution-Chimpanzee Eden, situated in the Province of Mpumalange , South Africa .
Jane Goodall Institute JGI South Africa Volunteer Information
Our volunteer programme, the JGI Chimpanzee Sanctuary Training Course, runs for a minimum of one week. Monthly courses are also available. During the course, volunteers work full days from Monday to Friday (8:00-16:00), half a day on Saturday (8:00-11:00) with an off day on Sunday. A town trip is scheduled every Saturday. For the first week of the course volunteers receive one lecture per day, which focus on the history of chimpanzees in Africa, chimpanzee diet and behaviour, environmental education and sanctuary management. Other activities include chimpanzee behaviour monitoring, chimpanzee vocalisation recording, patrolling reserve fence line, fruit and vegetable sorting, planting trees inside the enclosures and spraying herbicide. These activities are subject to variation throughout the year. However, the main emphasis of JGI volunteer work is on chimpanzee behaviour monitoring as we are currently conducting a study on our animals. Due to health and safety precautions, we do not offer chimpanzee handling for volunteers.
Package 1: “Wendy World Package”
Volunteers are housed in the rustic purpose built volunteer accommodation on the Umhloti Nature Reserve approximately 2km from the chimpanzee sanctuary.
The course costs are US$469-00 per week, including accommodation and three meals per day.
Package 2: “Standard Room Package”
Volunteers are accommodated in standard rooms at Chimp Eden Boutique Hotel, adjacent to the chimpanzee sanctuary and are able to experience the full luxuries of the lodge.
The course costs are US$1188-00 per week, including accommodation and three meals per day.
Package 3: “Luxury Suite Package”
Volunteers are accommodated in a luxury suite at the Chimp Eden Boutique Hotel, adjacent to the chimpanzee sanctuary and are able to experience the full luxuries of the lodge.
The course costs are US$1500-00 per week, including accommodation and three meals per day
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