• Namibia
    • Windhoek
2 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Age Max
Short Term Year Round
Apartment Host Family Hostel
Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
The Basic package includes 2 Weeks of Volunteering. Every project can be extended and has different rates for extension weeks. You will find them at our homepage. Please note: prices may vary slightly due to exchange rate fluctuations!
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities Some Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Oct 24, 2022
May 18, 2022
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About Program

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.

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Program Highlights

  • 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

Popular Programs

Animal Welfare for African Wildlife

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.

Elephants in Namibia

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.

Kindergarten and Preshool in Namibia

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.

Volunteering at the Soup Kitchen in Namibia

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.

Volunteering at the Children Center in Namibia

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.

Volunteering at the after School Club

Support children in their learning and get involved in recreational activities in Namibia! You work in a non-profit project for children and young people from needy families. One of your tasks is the mental and physical support of the students - through learning assistance or sports activities. Depending on your previous knowledge, you can get actively involved and help out!

Medical Volunteering in Namibia

Volunteering in the medical field is only possible with a completed or current education as a nurse. You have the chance to work in hospitals, clinics or other health care facilities.

People with Special Needs in Namibia

Volunteer in an institution for people with handicap in Windhoek! You will work in a rehabilitation center for people with disabilities. Depending on your previous knowledge, you can help with teaching, supervise classes, help out in the physio area or assist the patients in their daily life. Also integration work can be a part of your volunteering.

Volunteering in an Art Workshop in Namibia

Women empowerment through the production of artistic goods made of fabric and glass!
You are committed to providing women with a secure education and job. The project involves making artful fabric and glass. But also painting, pottery or vegetable cultivation are part of your project work. Depending on your interests, you can actively help as a volunteer!

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Boomerang Kindergarten Project in Namibia

Namibia, Windhoek
In September my friend and I went to Namibia for 9 weeks. It was a really unforgettable time.
We were accommodated in the Student House in Windhoek-West, together with other volunteers and local students.
The number of volunteers varied between 7 and 17 people, so we were never alone. We also got in contact with the students very quickly, because most of them were very open and wanted to talk to everyone. Living together worked out great.
We were accommodated in a double room where we shared the shower and toilet with the room next to us. The kitchen and living room were perfectly fine and we sat there in the evening all together and ate, made music or relaxed…

At the Boomerang Kindergarten Project
My friend and I worked at the Boomerang Kindergarten in Goreangab, a neighborhood in Katutura.
In the beginning we were the only volunteers together with 3 other kindergarten teachers.
Our working times were always from 7-14 o'clock. We played with the children, did projects or learned to write their names with them. In our kindergarten, the children also ate lunch, which was cooked by a kindergarten teacher.
Working with the children was really fun! In addition, it really made you a bit proud when you saw that a child improved its English or became more extroverted thanks to us.

Free time and excursions
One was never really bored. In the evenings we cooked together and went out relatively often.
On weekends we often did excursions. I can only recommend this. We rented one or two cars, packed tents and food and went out - for example to Etosha Park, Swakopmund, Waterberg, Erindi and a farm in Gobabis.
All of the trips were really worth the money in their own way and wonderful experiences. Whether skydiving or the view on the Waterberg!
When we stayed at the Student House on weekends, we explored the city, went shopping or even to the Oktoberfest in Windhoek (there was only one beer tent, but it was super fun).
It is also highly recommended to go to church with the locals or to have dinner with the cab driver Matthew Kapana.

The 9 weeks in Namibia went by way too fast and I really would have loved to stay there even longer. I had a wonderful and unforgettable time. We met many great people who became good friends during this time. By living together with the locals, the teachers in the kindergarten and our cab driver Matthew, we also had the chance to get to know the Namibian culture very well.

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