Volunteer in Namibia

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Namibia’s natural beauty is one of the most underrated in Africa. From gorgeous seascapes to rugged mountains, from serene deserts to splendid wildlife, Namibia goes beyond your expectations. Unfortunately, with over half of its population in poverty, Namibia is one of the poorest nations in not only Africa, but the world over. There is a tremendous need for volunteers in the nation to work on a variety of projects.

Environment

Namibia is very well known for its beautiful environment. However, there is much environment related work that needs to be done in the nation and volunteers are definitely needed. As a volunteer, you will work on trail building, environmental education, and park maintenance.

Wildlife

Namibia has magnificent wildlife, but unfortunately, many species are at the risk of becoming endangered. Thus, there are numerous reserves for wildlife. As a wildlife, you will have numerous, diverse tasks that are sure to keep you interested and busy. They include conducting leopard and cheetah monitoring, participating in the rescue and release of leopards and cheetahs, and finally, Bushman walks, where you get to interact and learn skills from local tribes.

Volunteering Tips

Volunteer Support: If you volunteer in Namibia through an organization, they should have a support system in place where you can turn into for help and support. Your home country’s embassy or consulate can be reached in Windhoek for information and support as well.

NGOs/Nonprofits: Namibia has many volunteer organizations. Here’s a complete list of NGO's in Namibia.

Know Before You Go: English is in fact the official language of Namibia, but it is important to know that German is extensively spoken among the white population, and Afrikaans is the most popular language among the native black population. Try to learn a bit of both languages before you leave for your trip.

Health and Safety of Volunteers in Namibia

As a volunteer in Namibia, you are highly recommended to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and Rabies. For more information, visit MD Travel Health.

Tourists are often the crime of petty crime like pickpocketing in Namibia, so it is important to stay vigilant. Always try to accompany someone with you and do not carry along valuables.

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Namibia
Eko Tracks
Volunteer with Eko Tracks in Africa! Help wildlife in need and contribute to conservation at a wildlife care & rehabilitation...
Namibia
Pod Volunteer
Join an award winning elephant conservation team to help protect and research the desert elephants. Construct walls to protec...
Zimbabwe
Frontier
Join projects working to protect the African wilderness and work within a team of volunteers to make a positive impact in the...
Namibia
WorldTeach
For over 20 years, WorldTeach has partnered with the Namibian Ministry of Education to provide English, science, math and tec...
Namibia
Frontier
Deep in the Namibian bush, you will be awed and inspired by its rugged beauty. A country to explore, Namibia offers a unique...
South Africa
WorldTeach
WorldTeach Summer programs are perfect for immersing one’s self in teaching and learning in international contexts between sc...
Botswana
Natucate
In many parts of our world certain species face serious threats due to a variety of reasons. NATUCATE takes you to fascinatin...
Namibia
The Great Projects
It is estimated that Namibia is home to one-third of the world’s entire population of cheetahs, and this means that it is at...
Namibia
Oyster Worldwide
Become part of an inspiring elephant conservation project in the depths of the Namibian desert. Live far off the beaten track...
Namibia
Natucate
As a volunteer in this unique elephant conservation project you will dedicate yourself to protecting Namibia's desert elephan...
Namibia
The Great Projects
This Project exists solely to conserve the desert elephants and ensure safety and security for the communities who live with...
Namibia
The Great Projects
Believe it or not, the vastness of the Namibian desert is actually home to an abundance of incredible wildlife, and on this p...
Namibia
The Great Projects
The Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect animal volunteering project for those who want to get hands-on when helping and...
Namibia
Conservation Travel Africa
Conservation Travel Africa offers incredible wildlife volunteer programmes in Namibia. Namibia is a place of contrasts charac...
Namibia
Conservation Travel Africa
Contribute to the medical welfare of the remote San community in Namibia and experience unspoilt African wilderness. Assist t...