Zoo Volunteer ZA14 ~ Ape Malaysia
The programme is based out of Historical Malacca at the Melaka Zoo & Night Safari, an hour and a half away from Kuala Lumpur. Here, you will be working with a variety of animals on husbandry and enrichment activities. You will work with Malaysian zookepers to improve the welfare of animals in the zoo through various stages and techniques including the use of enrichment. This programme provides the opportunity to learn about Malaysian wildlife and the work that is being done to save them, both in the wild and in captivity. You may be asked to handle educational activities for visitors under the guidance of the programme coordinator.
- Improve conditions of various animals in captivity through creating environmental and food enrichment;
- Work alongside zookeepers to raise the quality of current enrichment and protocol standards in Malaysian zoos;
- Raise awareness on responsible living and travelling among tourists, local community and students;
- Understand the threats to habitat and wildlife and to make a personal impact, bringing positive change.
Note: Programmes are subject to change depending on community and/or zoo calendar.
This project begins in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia and gateway to the rest of Asia and Southeast Asia. You will then be transfered to Zoo Melaka & Night Safari which is located approcimately 130km from Kuala Lumpur. Situated on 54 acres of lush greenery, Melaka Zoo has approximately1,000 individual animals making up more than 100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
Zoo Volunteer Rates
Prices are subject to change according to exchange rate fluctuations.
All prices are inclusive of 6% Goods & Services Tax which will be reflected on the invoices.
All invoicing and payment to be conducted in Malaysian Ringgit
Placement reservation fee of RM600 per person per project applies.
Cancellation fees and late payment charges apply.
Single room option not available
~ There are 3 airports in Kuala Lumpur which are the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Subang (SZB). Please ensure the right airport is indicated for transfer services.
~ Airport code for both KLIA & KLIA2 are "KUL" in airline booking systems. ACCURATE flight details (flight number, airline, departure city, time of departure and arrival) are crucial to ensure pick up at the correct time.
~ Customs and Immigration coupled with the long journey and/or traffic from any of the 3 airports into the city centre takes approximately 2 hours,sometimes more.
~ Volunteers should have the emergency numbers [+60-(0)3-7724 2272 or +60-(0)19-899 4398] handy in case they face delays in the airport such as flight postponed or missed, lost luggage, quarantine etc.
~ Kindly take note of flight changes on the actual day of the volunteer arriving in Malaysia. It is crucial that we are informed of the change in flight time as early as possible to ensure correct pick up arrangement is made. Failure to do so will result in extra charges for the additional transfer that will be arranged for the second pick up time. Extra charges for these transfers will be invoiced to the agent.
Please be aware that programme and days are subject to change – this itinerary is meant as a guide only.
Note: Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, MA = Meal Allowance
Not all activities will be included on your itinerary. Changes to the activities will occur subject to weather conditions, school calender, community and project requirements. Activities not listed above may also be addedd if deemed suitable / necessary by the programme coordinator
Accommodation is subject to change without prior notice
PROGRAMME INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
~ Conservation contribution to the project;
~ English-speaking programme facilitator;
~ 13 nights at designated accommodation;
~ All activities, materials, tools & equipment included in “Project Days”;
~ Meet & greet at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)/(KLIA2)/Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Subang (SZB), Malaysia;
~ Arrival transfer from airport to city centre accommodation;
~ Transfer from city centre accommodation to project site;
~ Induction & orientation at zoo;
~ Departure transfer from project site to airport, Malaysia;
~ Accommondation is shared throughout programme;
~ Meal allowance & selected meals for all Project Days as indicated on itinerary / self- catering with basic cooking facilities provided.
Not included :
~ International and internal airfare, camera fees, visa application/fees, drinks, private transfers, meals and accommodation when travelling independently or on Off Days, insurance, personal incidentals and any item not stated in the list above.
One more thing:
~ Cancellation fees and late payment charges apply.
~ All prices are inclusive of 6% Government Sales Tax (GST)