Volunteer in Namibia
Language: English/ Afrikaans
Currency: Namibian Dollar / South African Rand
Time: UTC +2
Responsible volunteering in Namibia
Volunteer in Namibia – climb the highest sand dunes in the world or descend to the bottom of Africa’s deepest canyon. Explore the world’s driest desert and take time to appreciate the silence. Join one of our carefully selected wildlife volunteer projects in Namibia, or take part in a self-drive or off-the-beaten-track adventure!
Volunteers in Namibia have an experience like no other. It’s a country of breathtaking beauty and wild extremes, the perfect destination to combine conservation or community volunteering with a journey of exploration and discovery.
Namibia has so much to offer volunteers including: cheetah conservation, desert-adapted elephants, large carnivore research and small animal rehabilitation and release. In addition to the vital conservation and community work on our volunteer projects, Namibia is also home to the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei, the laid-back beach town of Swakopmund, and Etosha National Park – a completely unique safari experience.
Namibia is perfect for volunteers looking for unspoilt wilderness. With with 300 days a year of sunshine, a massive array of small and large animals, a stable infrastructure and good transport network, it’s the perfect place to get off the beaten track. The country is also largely malaria free, with only a small area in the far north affected.
We offer tours and excursions, both guided or independent, to Namibia’s main attractions – the sand dunes of Sossusvlei, the wildlife spectacle that is Etosha National Park, the ancient Bushmen paintings at Twyfelfontein and of course, Swakopmund – Namibia’s coastal playground. We can also include some less well-known destinations, giving you the opportunity to experience the country as, or with, a local.
Namibia is an incredible destination for family volunteers and travellers. Take a look at our blog post – 10 reasons to take your family to Namibia, to give you some ideas!
Volunteer projects in Namibia
Support the responsible conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores. Help mitigate the human-wildlife conflict in one of Namibia’s remote desert locations. Participate in the research, tracking, and monitoring of free-ranging leopard, cheetah, and hyena in a spectacular environment, and contribute to the long-term management of two of Namibia’s most successful wildlife estates. A hands-off conservation adventure!
Volunteer in Namibia, and participate in delivering solutions to the human-elephant conflict in remote villages. Monitor populations of the rare desert-adapted elephant, and work in rural communities to reduce and repair elephant damage. This is a hands-on and physical project where you will join community building projects to provide alternative water sources for elephants or repair elephant damage.
Support local staff in all aspects of daily animal care at this busy sanctuary in Namibia. Volunteers are responsible for daily food preparation and animal feeding, released animal monitoring and game counts. You will also work on rehabilitation strategies and enrichment activities for long term residents and those that cannot be released.
Namibia is a magical volunteer destination for families – spectacular, unique and safe. Explore the remote Damaraland region, track the rare desert-adapted elephant and work on building projects in rural communities. Camp under the vast Namibian skies, witness incredible night skies and experience dramatic desert landscapes.