The predator farm is situated only 30 km from the historical town of Kimberley, on the National Road, the N8 (head towards Petrusburg). This provides a perfect opportunity for people who would like to volunteer to work at the Centre, be close to nature, and still have easy access to the city.
We are a family project and take the needs of our animals very seriously. To provide the best possible life in captivity for our animals, we need your help to assist us! Daily tasks include providing a clean and stress-free environment, as well as safe and healthy food to eat.
The purpose of the Felidae Centre is saving as many animals as well can! We have saved many lions from canned hunting and given them a safe second home. Furthermore, by doing tours and school outings, we want to change people’s mindsets about our cats and encourage both the protection and survival of the various species. If you would like to be part of this and actively contribute to the heritage of our country and the wellbeing of various species, then Felidae Centre presents you with the perfect opportunity!
One of the animals closest to our hearts is the cheetah. The cheetah faces the serious threat of extinction and if something isn't done soon, these magnificent animals may not survive. To ensure their survival we need as many people as possible to fight for them. This type of project is not undertaken lightly; it is costly and will continue for generations, commitment is essential. It is also important to remember that not only do cheetahs face issues in their natural environment but so do many other species like leopards and rhinos. YOU CAN BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION.
If you are concerned that you need experience working in this type of environment – please don’t worry!! We will teach you what you need to know. You will receive an induction program and will be trained on how to perform according to the expectations of the Felidae Centre.
On your initial tour of the facility you will be invited to ask questions and to find out more about the work that you will be doing.
Nobody will be expected to work at the Centre without training. Plus, you will be supervised and other members of staff will be on hand to assist. Another important part of the induction program is an introduction to the work we do and how you will be able to form part of the various projects. Volunteers are essential and we look forward to working closely with you.
Volunteers need to be 18 years or older.
Volunteers need to be healthy and able to carry out duties that are assigned to them. However, there are a variety of ways to assist as a volunteer and it would be best to speak to Chriszanne or Nicol about how you can provide assistance.
You will need to advise us when you will be able to volunteer in order for us to arrange schedules according to the needs of the Centre.
You will be expected to assist with the preparation of meals for the animals. This work can include the deboning of meat and skinning of carcasses. There are a variety of other daily chores, as well as farm projects.
Volunteers will be expected to be involved in the daily activities of the Felidae Centre. Tasks may include: