Counter-Poaching Volunteer Programme

Counter-Poaching Volunteer Programme2018-04-25T18:34:56+00:00

ICORP offers candidates who have either a military or law enforcement background the opportunity to support our Counter Poaching Unit for periods of one month or more. We have put together a specific programme which will allow each volunteer to participate in tasks alongside the CPU team, share life at our base camp and experience the wonderful wilderness surrounding it.


​Below are some of the tasks a volunteer with ICORP might get involved with:
Fence/Perimeter Patrols (motorised or ​on foot)
Reconnaissance Patrols on internal Reserve.

Ambush assistance and logistics.
Snare Patrols
Observation Posts and early detection.
​Essential Camp maintenance​

Training: hand to hand combat and tactical engagement.

Important note:
As a volunteer, you will be working with Rangers who carry firearms. The legislation does not allow foreigners to operate with firearms. We need you to be able to assist with arrests, patrol configuration and ambush set up. You will be protected at all times and will be able to carry a non-lethal device. From our past volunteers doing service it was observed that they were able to operate and function very well without firearms. This matter is will be assessed and discussed once on the ground.  (only “less than lethal” weapons are allowed).

Ideally, we are looking for volunteers who will be able to come and experience, work with and participate in ICORP’s contribution in wildlife protection and the functioning of a CPU. The periods are from 1-3 months. The minimum stay is one month.

There is a 2 weeks probation period within which both parties can cancel their agreement without claims.

Living quarters

You will live with the CPU in a field base in the bush under austere conditions (sleeping in a tent, using field latrines, field kitchen, etc…).

The fee for 3 months CPU / Volunteering is US$ 1350
The fee for 1 month is $500, for 2 months $950.
Should you be able to dedicate longer than 3 months, further costs will be a minimum of $400 per month.

The fee includes:
Transfer costs from and back to Phalaborwa (fuel, park entrance fees into the Balule Game Reserve and a Kruger Day visit.
Meals. These meals will be identical to the Rangers normal daily meals.

Not included:
Your flights to and from Phalaborwa from your home
Any health and travel insurance that is required.

Any personal foodstuffs and items of a personal nature.
Only limited mobile phone coverage in the area of operation. There is roaming possibilities. You will be assisted to procure a local mobile service sim card.

If you would like to join us, please fill in your details below and email this together with a brief summary of your experience so far and we will send you further information.

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