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Namibia, in southern africa, combines everything you imagine when you dream about "Africa". Breathtaking desert landscapes like the Kalahari or the Namib Desert with its dunes up to 300 meters high, impressive rock formations, the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino) in the wild during safaris in various national parks such as Etosha NP, the oldest in the country.
In the capital Windhoek you will find the deep rooted African culture in all corners and alleys and the hospitality of its inhabitants. European influences from the former colonial era can also be found in the architecture. The landmark of the city is the Christ Church, built at the beginning of the 20th century.
Our RGV projects focus on supporting the needs of people and animals and providing help where it is needed. For example, help out in a soup kitchen or teach children in a preschool or after-school program.The wildlife projects are mainly dedicated to the protection of elephants and big cats.
- Volunteer in Namibia, the fascinating beauty of Africa and get involved in various projects in animal & wildlife protection to work e.g. with monkeys and elephants or in medical and social work projects especially with children
- Get individual advice and help with the organization of your entire stay
- Accommodation and part of the meals are included
- Receive a T-shirt from the project and an internship certificate for your resume
- Combine 2 or more projects if you want to try different things and book an optional language course or additional excursions
Help injured wild animals in the Wildlife Project in Namibia's desert! In this project you will care for endangered species and contribute to the protection of nature and wildlife. For example, you will help with feeding, assist in research or work in animal care. Depending on your interests and previous knowledge, you can get deeply involved in this wildlife project and learn a lot for your future.
Volunteer for desert elephants in Namibia! The unique desert elephants are on the verge of extinction. That's why you are involved in various measures for the preservation of the species. For example, you explore alternative watering places for the elephants, observe them and document the behavior and movement of the herds.
Do social work with children in Namibia! Working as a volunteer in a kindergarten can be challenging because there is a great shortage of staff. Here you can be actively involved in various areas - from knowledge transfer to hygiene education. Especially creative ideas cause great enthusiasm among the children.
The Soup Kitchen is located in a socially deprived suburb of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Up to 500 small children as well as older school children receive a warm meal there and are cared for in a safe environment - an enormously important contact point in the often hard everyday life.
Volunteer at a Children Center in Windhoek! In Namibia, a striking number of young people are affected by extreme poverty. As a volunteer in this project, you can help to care for those affected and offer them a place of refuge. The project also shows them perspectives and ways out of poverty.