www.cheetahbotswana.com

conserving the wild cheetah population of Botswana    



Volunteering

OPPORTUNITIES IN 2011/12 FOR LOCAL INTERNS and VOLUNTEERS
We are currently full for local Batswana interns and volunteers. Please check this space later in 2012 for availability.


OPPORTUNITIES IN 2011/12 FOR INTERNATIONAL SHORT TERM VOLUNTEERS

RESEARCH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AT CCB GHANZI RESEARCH CAMP
CCB offers opportunities for individuals to assist first hand with cheetah conservation within Botswana. The Ghanzi Research Camp is the base for the CCB research team and also includes the Tiisano Education Bush Camp where CCB hosts school groups and other conservation education workshops. The research team works to assess the status, distribution and behavior of cheetah focusing on areas where there is potential conflict with humans.

Volunteers will be based in the Ghanzi Research Camp and will work on a variety of tasks dependent on the current work plan and the volunteer’s skills and interests. Duties may include:
• Monitoring and tracking the activities and movement patterns cheetah and other wildlife within the district
• Assisting with the running of education bush camps and other conservation workshops
• Assisting in visits to local farmers to discuss methods of predator control and livestock management
• Assisting in the capture and release of cheetah
• Prey analysis of cheetah
• Conducting various biodiversity surveys
• Data collection and input
• Camp maintenance

Please note that CCB does not hold captive cheetah at the research base nor can we guarantee close contact with wild cheetah in the field.

Placements will be for 1 to 3 months and monthly volunteering fees will apply. A month visit with CCB costs approximately $2500 (USD), which includes accommodation, and transport. Volunteers will be expected to cover their own travel costs to and from Maun, Botswana and for the purchase and preparation of their own meals. For more information or for bookings please consult theWorking Abroad website.


ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT VOLUNTEER AT CCB HEAD OFFICE, AT MOKOLODI NATURE RESERVE, GABORONE
CCB are currently inviting applications from individuals with administrative skills, qualifications and/or proven experience, to assist the project in their head office. Based at Mokolodi nature in Gaborone, you will be assisting the project director (Rebecca Klein) and the administration and marketing team with the day to day running of CCB. Duties may vary and experience with charity/NGO office administration and management, including formal document preparation, funding proposal writing or database maintenance would be a particular advantage. Applicants must be over the age of 21 and are expected to have a good level of English and computer literacy.

Basic accomodation is provided within Mokolodi nature reserve, volunteers have their own bedroom, but share bathroom and kitchen facilities with other CCB staff. Monthly volunteering fees apply (approximately $2500 USD) and applicants are responsible for their own travel costs to and from Gaborone and for the purchase and preparation of their own meals.

If you possess the necessary skills and experience, have an interest in African wildlife and conservation and wish to support cheetah conservation in Botswana, please send a cover letter and CV to rebecca@cheetahbotswana.com


VOLUNTEER FEE
The volunteer fee helps CCB to cover accommodation, utilities, administration and transport costs. CCB is a non profit organisation and all funds raised go directly to the running of the organisation and the conservation of Botswana's cheetah. In addition to the volunteer fee and travel costs, volunteers can expect to spend approximately $150-300 USD per month on food and toiletries.

Volunteer Fees are payable to CCB via electronic bank transfer, to be received no later than 28 days prior to the agreed start of the proposed placement. Volunteers must provide adequate medical insurance cover for the duration of their stay and must provide proof of cover before arrival


CURRENT AVAILABILITY FOR 2012
We currently have capacity for two international volunteers in Ghanzi and one international volunteer in Mokolodi per month (March-May and August-October only). As placements are extremely limited, we recommend that applications are submitted as soon as possible. We are currently full for local Batswana volunteers. Please check this space later in the year for availability.


short-term volunteers with Duma & Letoatse



rhinos visiting CCB accommodation at Mokolodi



volunteer accommodation at Ghanzi