Namibia

Responsible Volunteering – 7 Ways to Choose an Ethical Volunteer Programme

With so many volunteer programmes offering a multitude of amazing opportunities, how do you pick through the maze, and identify a responsible and ethical project? In the 1970s and 80s, volunteer opportunities were limited to humanitarian aid projects run by churches and NGOs, and international government aid projects such as the Peace Corps. Today, there …

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Volunteer reviews of our Elephant Conservation & Community Programme in Namibia

Volunteers, Stefan, Luca and Megan, share their experiences in Namibia, working hard to conserve desert elephants and support rural farming communities. The goal of the Desert Elephant Conservation Programme is to overcome and minimise situations whereby humans and elephants come into conflict. The desert-adapted elephant lives in areas also home to rural farming communities, and …

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Volunteering myths busted: myth #1 – volunteering is just for youngsters

Volunteering is definitely not just for gap year students and teenagers. We firmly believe that older volunteers bring an amazing dynamic to volunteer groups, and bring unique sets of skills and experience to a team.   The myth that volunteering is just for kids, stems from the early days of volunteering, when it was mainly the realm of …

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Volunteering in Africa: the adventure you’ve been looking for! (Part 1)

Have you always wanted to visit Africa? Perhaps even get involved and make a difference, whilst exploring the rich depth of the country? This is the land of majestic wildlife and rich cultures. A place with vast deserts and wetlands – room to explore, reflect and contribute. Scrap the traditional safaris – get involved in …

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