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Volunteer with Sharks in South Africa

Program Duration

9-12 Week, 5-8 Week, 2-4 Week


You can volunteer here throughout the year. Arrivals on Sunday.

Travel Types

  • Ecology


  • English

Cost in US$:

2 weeks costs £1207; each additional weeks costs £295 per week, excluding flights.

Program Fees Include:

- Before booking: Dedicated period of time on the phone or in person to discuss the project, answer any questions that you might have and find out more about you
- Pre-departure information covering medical, safety and project advice
- Advice on visa requirements
- Help and advice from our UK office before departure and whilst away
- Pre-arranged voluntary work with accommodation.
- ATOL financial protection (if Oyster books your flight)
- Being met at Cape Town airport and taken to your first night guest house accommodation in Cape Town
- Collection from your guest house and transfer to the project site
- Assistance and support from our representative whilst on your project
- Formal training session upon arrival, including health and safety, rules and regulations etc
- Internet access at the accommodation, along with swimming and pool table access
- Suitable gear for working with sharks, including cage diving
- Breakfast provided, as well as lunch when out on the boats
- Return transfer to Cape Town
- Donation to penguin houses project included
- Contribution to Oyster’s penguin house sponsorship
- Free access to InterHealth’s Travel Health Advice Service
- Oyster Worldwide volunteer t-shirt

On your return:

- Welcome home pack
- Certificate of Recognition (on request)
- References (on request)

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Biological Research
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Wildlife

Age Range


This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide and Asian Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Application Process Involves

  • Phone/Video Interview
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 day from recepit of form to booking interview

Post Services Include

  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home