Help me funding my volunteer trip to South Africa

Tord Eikås Start Date: Apr 23, 2017 - End Date: Jan 22, 2018
  • Johannesburg, Sør-Afrika

My Travel Story

by: Tord Eikås Start Date: Apr 23, 2017 - End Date: Jan 22, 2018
Hello, my name is Tord Eikås. I´m from Norway. I'm currently a clerical apprentice for a car company for the next 2 years. That means that I´m getting educated in car selling by working for the company. I have a lot of passions such as football/soccer, BMW, helping animals, traveling and learning other cultures. Ever since I was a kid watching Nat Geo Geographic channel, I´ve always wanted to go to Africa and work with animals that may go extinct in our future generations. The reason I made this fund is because I have planned a 2 week trip to South Africa as a volunteer for Wild Cat Centre - Kimberley April/May 2018

The Wild Cat Sanctuary acts as both a permanent sanctuary and also a rehabilitative site for animals that are able to return to their natural habitat. The sanctuary has saved 12 lions from being hunted in the wild. There are a wide variety of different animals at this sanctuary including cheetahs, lions, leopards, caracals, African wild cats, foxes, jackals, meerkats, and monkeys. Some of the tasks I will be doing include preparing food and feeding the animals, cleaning, building, and repairing enclosures, nursing sick animals, assisting with research efforts and data collection, and more. Along with working as a volunteer, I will also get the opportunity to see different parts of South Africa and experience the culture.

Any amount of money helps and is greatly appreciated. Thank you to everyone who helps make this dream a reality for me! Every bit of money counts and I cannot express my gratitude enough.

These funds will cover the costs of airfare, a visa and other sundry items that I will need. Your contributions mean the world both to me and to these wild cats.

If you have any questions, you can contact me directly or get more information about the organization and my specific trip at the link below:
  • Johannesburg, Sør-Afrika