Volunteering in Namibia
Namibia was the first African country to incorporate the protection of the environment into its constitution, indicating the pride that Namibian people have for their country. Unfortunately, due to Namibia’s arid climate, the wildlife and communities often find themselves in competition for the little water the land offers. Animal lovers should volunteer in Namibia on our Elephant & Community Water Access Project, helping to enable elephants and local communities to live harmoniously.
The project is based in Damaraland where you can explore its unspoiled terrain and stunning scenery in your free time. Damaraland is a geographically fascinating region, home to the UNESCO world heritage site of Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes. Sample the ethnically diverse food of this country like the local favourites Potjie Kos and Kapana, or test your will with Mopane worms.
Over the centuries Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, has been influenced by a number of different cultures, evident through its diverse architecture. Windhoek is a great place to start a safari, to relax and sample the local cuisine, or to use as a starting point to travel to South Africa. Adventurous volunteers should consider a trip to Swakopmund, the adventure sports capital of Namibia, where you’ll be able to participate in sand dune racing or quad biking over the austere terrain. Take to the skies for a different view of the spectacular landscape on a hot air balloon ride or arrange a skydive with a local organisation.
Join us in Namibia where you’ll help to improve the lives of local people and animals and be able to make the most of this enchanting country.
Easy 3-step application process
APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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