WHO is On African soil?
On African Soil brings to all International Travelling Volunteers a variety of programs and enviro-experiences in various exciting fields of expertise, always with reputable operations, some of which are exclusive to On African Soil. Through each unique project, International Travelling Volunteers are given the opportunity to experience an Adventure with a Purpose. These are unique discoveries with hands-on teaching and learning in our culturally and environmentally diverse African country.
Julia is On African Soil’s founding member. She is in charge of administration, new business development, marketing and relationships, but she actually works for the On African Soil Volunteers! Julia’s strong focus on service is aimed at ensuring International Travelling Volunteers have an exceptional experience, and the projects have only the best International Travelling Volunteers.
Julia is South African, and she is passionate about conserving our natural heritage and growing and educating people about making a difference … and having adventures with a purpose!
WHAT does On African soil do to bring together projects and volunteers?
We attend Career Fairs, Expo’s, and Presentations at Universities in the United Kingdom, Europe and soon in the U.S.A., Australia and New Zealand. We do Social networking on Facebook and Twitter, Email marketing, and Online Marketing through our website onafricansoil .com.
WHO does On African Soil represent?
At On African Soil we pride ourselves in being affiliated with projects whose ethics are based on a deep respect for wildlife and an undeniable need to conserve the fauna and flora in Africa, whilst uplifting local communities.
Each day brings new and exciting challenges and developments. Your days will be shared with a highly qualified management and conservation team whilst monitoring the movement of elephants and predators in the Transfrontier Parks of the Greater Mapungubwe.
Our Rhino monitoring projects ultimate endeavor is to create a safe haven for this critically endangered species in the wild. With South Africa’s massive surge of Rhino poaching you can be part of this ongoing fight to protect and safe guard this stately animal.
Veterinary Vision & Game capture
Working 100% in the field you will join in the activities of the resident vet alongside the specialist game capture team learning about conservation medicine and immobilisation. Veterinary work is essential to the preservation and protection of rare and endangered species; this combined with the game capture industry insures the continued existence and conservation of species endemic to southern Africa.
Visiting volunteers are intimately involved with the daily operations at Bush Beat, including the Conservation Reserve Creation Project, Community Development and the Horse Project.
A world-renowned Institute has made their tranquil venue a sanctuary and is committed to the rescue and care of chimpanzees in need of refuge. Being the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa, this project brings the world of chimpanzees closer to humanity through education and tourism.
This project focuses on Cheetah Conservation and during the program you are directly involved with the everyday care of the cheetahs and more of our unique African Wildlife.
Calls of the African birds will commence your day and as a volunteer you will be given the rare opportunity of hand-rearing lion cubs of various ages.
Volunteering at our Rehab Centre means you can play a pivotal part in animal care and treatment; creating homes for orphaned, poisoned or injured wildlife, as well as the reintroduction of rehabilitated wildlife to their natural environment.
WHAT does On African Soil offer to the International Travelling Volunteer?
We strive to bring to our volunteers ethical and meaningful projects which make a difference to the wildlife and people of South Africa. These projects help to create sustainable means to entrench conservation in the minds of people and to improve the lives of the local communities in and around these projects.
There are no qualifications needed for most of our projects. Our volunteers need to have a love for wildlife and their environment, the need to play an important role in conservation and enhance lives amongst the local communities, and OAS Volunteers always receive a personal touch in our dealings and receive the best service and support.
WHO do we like to work with?
We need our volunteers to be eager to learn and have a desire to make a difference to our environment and the people who live in it. An adventurous heart and caring soul are needed too.
Project dependant the following is inclusive: - Accommodation, three meals a day, laundry service, some daily excursions, Equipment & Products. Unlimited pre-departure support and travel advice as well as in-country support from On African Soil and the projects.
We rarely believe that there are people out there who play with lion cubs and drink Amarula juice with elephants? Well…it’s true! And now with On African Soil you CAN hand-rear lion cubs, work with elephants and chill with the cheetahs, and don’t forget the Amarula juice….
OAS values are based on a deep love and respect for wildlife and the undeniable need for the conservation of Africa’s fauna and flora. For an Adventure with A Purpose contact On African Soil. Our projects are open to local South Africans and international travelers…the only requirement is an adventurous heart and a caring soul!!