Tenikwa believes that one of the core challenges facing conservation is over-coming the high levels of unemployment in South Africa. Wildlife Volunteering programs should not take jobs away from the community. As such, Tenikwa does not offer wildlife volunteering programs in the traditional sense of the word, preferring to employ members of the community to take care of the basic needs of the animals and skilled staff to work in the rehabilitation hospital.
African Edu-Eco Wizard has been appointed to develop and operate a variety of Eco-Volunteer learning programs at Tenikwa. Through utilising the facilities at Tenikwa, the courses are designed to create an understanding of and gain an insight into the daily life of the animal husbandry activities at Tenikwa as well as exposure to Wildlife Rehabilitation, Veterinary interventions and Conservation Research initiatives in the vicinity of Tenikwa. Programs range in intensity from 5-day programs through to a 2-week program and finally through to a flagship fully comprehensive 4-week course.