Victoria Falls, Environmental Work
- Accommodation and food: 105.00 US Dollar
- Transportation: 30.00 US Dollar
- Activities: 120.00 US Dollar
- Hosting organisation support: 65 US Dollar
Description: This is a must do program for the international volunteer who wish to help protect the environment in a constructive and positive manner and to help the local children and youth achieve their environmental future goals. The program requires a willing workforce of volunteers on the ground to help and facilitate the activities it offers. Volunteers will also be involved in the maintenance of infrastructure such as roads and picnic sites in the Zambezi National Park. Furthermore, volunteers will embark on research to establish non-chemical and sustainable ways to eliminate the alien invasive species without destroying the natural vegetation. They will create social media platforms to attract interested parties to contribute to ideas in winning the battle against alien invasive species.
Type of Work: The work will involve the uprooting of lantana camara an alien invasive species prevalent in the Victoria Falls World Heritage Site destroying vegetation and biodiversity: Lantana Camara is an Invasive Alien Plant rated as one of the world’s top ten worst weeds. Lantana Camara is displacing the native vegetation within the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Victoria Falls World Heritage Site and its buffer zone and also threaten the stability and visual appearance of the gorge walls. The ecological collapse of invaded conservation areas is now a very real threat.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated at the volunteer guest house which is located approximately 4kms from the city centre. Internet facilities are provided free of charge for volunteers 24hrs a day. However, it should be noted that this may be regulated or restricted in some instances depending on the daily usage but would generally be available all the time. Running water and water system toilets are available.
Requirements: Desire to work hard as well as being comfortable to work with people with from different backgrounds.
Approximate Location: Victoria Fall World Heritage Site: Matebeleland North Province