Volunteers will be integral in the implementation of SANPark's new policies and programmes developed to integrate local communities into the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage sites within the parks.
The majority of project staff are South African nationals. All food and provisions will be sourced locally. Volunteers are making a long term commitment which will ensure that they become fully immersed in the local cultures and sufficiently knowledgeable to educate others.
The owner of this company did a gap year trip in the early 90s which involved building a bandstand for a small village in Patagonia. While he was there, he realised the project was only helpful in developing the Western traveller as the village didnít want a bandstand and only argued about who owned it. And so he set up a volunteer organisation which is useful to communities and provides them with resources and help with funding. Today, his projects offer travellers an opportunity to fully integrate into communities and to make a real long-term difference to the local peopleís lifestyles.
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