At Wildlife ACT we have had the privilege of working with some of the greatest wildlife volunteers. Every year we are surprised at the generosity and general enthusiasm of the people who join us on our various projects in South Africa (Neil and Andrea Miller, Lizzie Hide, Ann Keene, Annette O’Connel and Angela Gidden to name a few).
Recently our volunteers suggested that we draw up a Wildlife ACT wish list of ‘nice to have’ items for our projects. Stating if they had known what we needed, then they could have brought it with them from home. For that reason we asked for suggestions from our volunteers and wildlife monitors and came up with this wish list.
The Wildlife ACT Wish List:
- Old books (we love field guides and natural history books, but even novels for our camp ‘libraries’ would be appreciated)
- Kitchen utensils and cutlery (some of Wildlife ACT’s utensils have seen better days)
- Mugs and wine glasses
- Measuring cups/spoons/jugs
- Tupperware/plastic containers
- Frying pans
- Zip-lock bags
- Filter coffee (volunteers and staff love their coffee but good coffee is an expensive luxury)
- Coffee plungers
- Flasks (hot tea and coffee are vital, when your morning starts at 4am)
- Car washing equipment, such as sponges, Chamois, polish, etc.
- Batteries (AA)
- Rubber bands
- Cable ties
- Duct tape
- SD cards
- Ink cartridges
- Reams of paper
- Photos/pictures/artwork to brighten up our camps
- Laptops (If you have recently upgraded and were wondering what to do with your older laptop)
- Water filtration/purification units (this would help us save on the cost of bottled water)
- Binoculars (Often our volunteers bring their own but it would be great to have a few pairs for the volunteers who don’t have a pair)
- Spotlights with red filters
We are entirely grateful to our volunteers both past and present for their constant support and generosity towards our projects. Whether you have supplied wine glasses for a project, built a cupboard door or removed a spider so a fellow volunteer can shower, you have contributed to the overall Wildlife ACT experience and it means the world to us.