Volunteer

Volunteer2019-10-29T09:40:11+00:00

IT’S TIME

By joining ICORP as a volunteer you will be taking a huge and positive step towards curbing the threat of species extinction. We are a charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of wildlife. It would mean a lot to me and my support group to see you join our tribe and see that you have heard our call. We cannot lead the fight against poaching without a strong and supportive base.” Marc McDonald Founder of ICORP

ICORP Volunteer Programs

Finally, ICORP has been able to create an additional Wildlife and Reserve volunteer program. This is truly a hands-on wildlife experience on a large big 5 Reserve in South Africa, giving folks an opportunity to understand the dynamics of an ecosystem where large to medium herbivores roam. Here projects are undertaken with various required outcomes. Wildlife monitoring, grass analysis, and other important ecological surveys all connected to understand the bigger picture.ICORP in association with Transfrontier Africa working together for wildlife and Reserve preservation. Contact Greg Gordan directly as he is the coordinator and project management for this fantastic program – gregory_icorpfund@outlook.com

Then for our veterans globally we have the veteran Counter-Poaching program which is open to both men and women who have served. Military/Police forces Security, Fire brigade and ambulances services. Also wounded veterans play a vital role in our cause on the ground. The program is well presented on our website but I have also attached it to this email. Our need especially is dog handlers as we have 3 K9 at the moment with a forth being brought it soon. Mario is the best to contact and he will send out the required documents to be signed off and sent back. Our CEO Anton will also be part of the liaison process for this program. Veterans in the US please contact Gail – gleadenham@gmail.com, Jason – Jasestrong@aol.com   or Melissa – texashrk9@gmail.com, Europe contact Zdenek – zdeneksyrovy@gmail.com and or Jorn – joern.raffel@gmail.com and Australia Mario – marbuzz@bigpond.com Ben – desertfox2525@gmail.com

All South African volunteers for any of the programs are too make contact with myself directly.

The funds brought in for these programs are used for the operations in South Africa, as well as the Mozambique project that is presently underway and is moving forward. We have secured 37000 acres to preserve wildlife close to Mapai in the northeastern side of Mozambique.

ICORP Brochure’s 2019

ICORP 2019 Brochure‘ here. 

Counter Poaching Unit Volunteer Project

Have a look at our ‘ICORP Volunteers Project Manual‘ here. 

contact

our volunteer coordinators below by email:

Mario Buzzanca                 marbuzz@bigpond.com

Ben Raddatz                         desertfox2525@gmail.com

 Marc Mc Donald                foundericorp@gmail.com

“I have completed two tours of duty with ICORP as a volunteer CPU Ranger; one in Mozambique and one in South Africa. My boots-on-the-ground experiences working with the ICORP CPU on operational day and night duties were amazing adventures. I will continue to serve with ICORP as a volunteer. It is imperative to protect Africa’s majestic wildlife, to keep them free to roam the bush, plains, and savannas. ICORP is family.”

Mario Buzzanca Volunteer Coordinator (Australia), two-time ICORP volunteer ranger

Mario Buzzanca

If you feel you are able to spend some time assisting ICORP in the field for between 1 – 3 months then you have already ticked off a box. It’s hard, it’s hot and hands on. Ticks, serpents – Black Mamba and Mozambique spitting cobra, all the scorpions, mosquitoes and a lot of bugs and of course poaching gangs.

We are only taking up to 5 volunteers at a time. Some may overlap, but we like small groups. This is mainly for veterans, Military, Police and K9 handlers and Military medics. With a doctors certificate, health and travel insurance and some determination and common sense are welcome – this is everyone’s fight both ladies and men. We would love to have you share your skills. Our administrator will make sure you have all the relevant information. Are you really into assisting wildlife? Working alongside Rangers on the front lines? These are wild and isolated Reserve in Southern Africa. Do you have what it takes?

Candidates with a passion for wildlife conservation can take an active role in supporting our Counter Poaching Unit for a minimum of 1 month. Our program allows for 1 month, but 2 – 3 months are recommended. Our program allows each volunteer to participate in tasks alongside the CPU team.

 “After going home, all I could think about was going back. This is a place for people who are serious about wildlife conservation and really want to make a difference. My volunteering experience has had such an impact on me that I wish to eventually work on the ground in a full-time position.”

Joe Dalziel Volunteer Coordinator (United Kingdom), two-time ICORP volunteer ranger

Joe Dalziel