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SAASA has four sanctuaries: Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary where their mission is to educate all the visitors. They strive to build greater understanding of the primates, birds, apex cats and wild animals in general and the threats and challenges they are facing.

SAASA’s main area of focus is to educate the public about the adverse effects of keeping wild animals as pets, in terms of both their physical and psychological health. They also create visitor awareness about the rapid decline of natural habitats due to logging, mining, agriculture and urban sprawl.

Volunteers are considered if they are hard-working, fast-learning, enthusiastic and prepared to cheerfully fulfill tasks such as welcoming tourists at their entrance gate, informing visitors about our animals as they assist them to the reception, explain the basic rules regarding our sanctuaries (no touching, etc), assisting with caring for the primates, birds, and other wildlife.

SAASA is particularly keen to fill the following positions:

  • Multilingual rangers/guides
  • Fundraiser/grant proposal writer for SAASA
  • Students with photography/filming skills for documenting primates
  • IT specialist
  • Public relations/Marketing/Journalist
  • Volunteer veterinarian
  • Volunteer handyman
  • Volunteer carpenters, gardeners, electricians, plumbers, painters

To volunteer, follow the instructions on their volunteer page:

Opportunity types

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Duration requirements are dependent on position. Minimum 2 months for accommodations.


Varies depending on length of volunteer commitment.


For more information about volunteering with South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance, visit them online:

Please use the links above to directly contact this organization with questions. If you've visited and have something to share with the GV community, please comment below.