Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a visa to join the anti-poaching programs?

The training takes place in South Africa which most nationalities will be able to enter on a tourist visa for a duration of 90 days. This will be enough time to complete the training and volunteer for a short period. If you wish to volunteer for a longer period you will have to apply for a volunteer visa. Ensure you check the entry requirements for your country before booking.

Can I change my volunteer program dates if I can't go?

If you are unable to join your chosen program we will do our best to organise for you to join it at a later date. It is on a case by case basis depending on the circumstances as to whether it will be possible and will depend on the volunteer program provider for the final say.

Can I book through Global Guardians Conservation Fund?

Yes, we handle everything from your enquiry and securing your position on your chosen volunteer program to providing assistance and advice leading up to your departure and while you are on your program.

What happens after the anti-poaching training?

After you successfully complete the training you will have the option to stay on and volunteer at the conservancy you were being trained on provided you perform well during the training. You also have the option to volunteer elsewhere. The training is recognised throughout Africa and the training provider can assist with a letter of reference and contacts to help you find somewhere to volunteer. Or you can do your own research and organise somewhere to volunteer prior to the training depending on your plans and where you want put your new skills to use.

Will I be able to carry a firearm?

If you choose an anti-poaching program you will be trained on the necessary weapon systems but won’t necessarily carry one in the field unless you are a South African citizen. After the training it depends on what country or wildlife reserve you volunteer in or on among other things.

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