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Volunteer trip to rehabilitate orphaned animals in Africa

Organized by: Linden Phillips

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I have always loved both traveling and animals. It has been my dream for as long as I can remember to visit Africa and, when I grow up, become a wildlife rehabilitator. I thought it would be impossible to find a similar experience while I am still so young, however I recently discovered a volunteer trip in Africa where you go, learn the role and responsibilities of a wildlife rehabilitator on one of the largest rehabilitation centers, then take over the role yourself. In addition to taking care of a large variety of animals there, you can also help come up with enrichment ideas for them, go on tours to educate the public, and provide educational outreach at local schools. I feel like this would not only be a great, memorable experience, interacting with people from many different cultures and seeing some beautiful sights there, it would also give me a headstart on my future career, help set me apart from others going into that field, however the flights to get there and back are very expensive, and I also need many immunizations, a levy for departure from Zimbabwe, an entry visa, and money for personal expenses. The trip itself can cost anywhere from $1,460 for two weeks to $7,260 for twelve weeks. I am hoping to be able to go for, at the very least, six weeks, which costs $3,780 not including any of the things listed above, just for the trip itself, which is obviously more than we can really afford. Here is the link to the site with more detailed information about the trip, http://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-africa/zimbabwe/african-wildlife-orphanage#profile . Please help me come up with the money I need to go on this trip and help care for orphaned and injured animals. Thank you so much.

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