THE ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEERING PROJECT IN NAMIBIA

The aim of the project is the long-term rehabilitation of the animals and their reintegration into their natural habitat of origin.

By volunteering in Namibia as a volunteer for the Wildlife Sanctuary, a 3,200 hectare reserve that provides a safe haven for various at-risk and distressed specimens, concentrating all efforts on long-term rehabilitation, you can take part in programmes in the following areas:

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Protection of the environment and animal species

During environmental volunteering in Namibia, volunteers have the opportunity to support the staff in the following activities: preparing daily meals and feeding the animals, keeping the fences clean, building new plants, providing necessary care for animals in distress by assisting the farm veterinarian.

Volunteers also have the unique opportunity to participate in research activities, being involved in data collection and processing, camera trapping, terrain and environmental exploration, game counting and carnivore monitoring.

You will also be able to participate in projects in the research centres in the Neuras area, which is located in the south of Namibia, in truly spectacular scenery, Kanaan and Mangetti, where volunteers focus on the search for free-roaming animals, in particular African elephants and African wild dogs.

LOCATION

The project takes place in the N/a’an ku sê area, near Namibia’s capital Windhoek, where several programmes are active. Namibia, a country in South West Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert, which lies along the Atlantic coast. The country is home to a wealth of wildlife, including significant numbers of cheetahs. It is a unique country, characterised by the influence of various cultures during the German colonisation and reborn from the ashes of Apartheid in the 1990s with a new sense of unity in diversity; Namibian society is made up of at least 11 major ethnic groups, who take pride in their traditions and strive to work together to build a peaceful coexistence.

ARRIVAL AND TRAINING

You will arrive at Hosea Kutako International Airport, the main international airport in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. You must book a flight that lands in the morning, before 2 pm. You will find a driver at the airport who will take you to the project.

BOARD AND LODGING

The Wildlife Conservation project volunteers stay in raised tents on the farm in N/a’an ku sê, near the capital Windhoek.

A TYPICAL DAY

Below is an outline of a typical day for a volunteer.

In Namibia at 5 am the rooster crows!

08:00 – 11:00 | Activities with the animals on the farm

13:00 – 14:30 | Lunch break shared with other volunteers

14:30 – 17:00 | Activities continue

18:00 | Dinner

REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE

Be at least 18 years old and have a good knowledge of English.

MINIMUM LENGTH OF STAY

The minimum stay is 2 weeks. Volunteers can leave throughout the year and freely decide how much time to dedicate to the volunteering experience.

DONATION

The donation varies depending on the number of weeks of stay and the project chosen.

Your donation includes: food, accommodation, transport costs (pick up-drop off from the airport and on-site transport for project-related activities), 24-hour staff support, financing of materials needed for activities. Transfer to/from the sanctuary is provided on Mondays and Thursdays, if you arrive on other days the transfer will be subject to a surcharge.

For more details about the donation please see the page DONATION.

FREE TIME

Namibia is the perfect place for those who do not yet know Africa.
The peoples who inhabit it are repositories of ancient and profound wisdom, and here you will find the world’s oldest desert, sand dunes sloping down to the sea, mountains with a German name, endless plains of golden grass, big cats, elephants, rhinos and wild animals in abundance.
Volunteers will also have the opportunity to visit the famous red sand dunes at Sossusvlei.

VOLUNTEER QUOTES

“You will wake up at dawn, ready for the meeting with the volunteer coordinators who will assign daily activities: you will be preparing food for the animals, cleaning cages, taking the baboons for their daily walk… You will also move to the research centres, where you will do different activities: you will be in smaller volunteer groups and will focus on research and documentation, learning a lot!”

Johanna

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3 STEPS TO BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

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