Location: Otjiworongo, Namibia
The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is a nonprofit, non-governmental association dedicated to the long-term survival of the cheetah and its ecosystem.
Volunteers participate in a variety of general tasks and operations of the program, in addition to a focus area (focus area depends on your background and areas of interest). CCF needs volunteers with a willingness to help and work wherever needed; people who are versatile and can work seven days a week with long hours. Their hands-on work with the cheetah is sporadic, therefore, the general tasks that they need help with include: computer work (entering data, record keeping, correspondence, reports); CCF’s Education Program (teacher training, presentations, school talks); animal care (our one tame cheetah, occasional wild cheetahs being held for relocation and domestic animals).
In return, you will gain an experience of a lifetime. You will meet cheetahs, livestock guarding dogs and wildlife. You will see the elegant cheetahs run faster than you can imagine. You will feed them donkey heads and set wild cheetahs free. You will meet people from all over the world, all dedicated to the same cause, working and living in a friendly environment. You will be able to see an uninterrupted skyline, with stunning sunrises and sunsets on the horizon and an amazing blanket of stars at night. And, you will never forget your time at CCF.
Living conditions are dormitory style and everyone helps in meal preparations. There are male and female dorm rooms with separate baths. Because they are nonprofit and entirely supported by donations, there is a charge of $3,000 for the 2 week program, and $5,000 for the 4 week program/per person. This costs covers all living expenses at CCF, the intensive training, hands-on experience and supervision that is involved with their project.
Dr. Laurie Marker
Cheetah Conservation Fund
PO Box 1380
Ojai, CA, USA 93024.
Testimonial: Erin Ramsay
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