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Escape the Ordinary: Book Your Adventure in Namibia's Wildlife Sanctuary for a Conservation Journey Off-the-Grid!
Volunteer in Namibia

Volunteer in Namibia

Go off the beaten trail on International Volunteer HQ’s unique Namibia volunteer abroad program in Southern Africa. Volunteers are based at a wildlife sanctuary surrounded by nature in the beautiful central highlands of Namibia. Help care for and protect injured, orphaned and conflict African wildlife, including lions, leopards, antelope, baboons, birds, and more! With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 140,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Namibia.

  • Wildlife Conservation project available year-round
  • Program Fees from CA$1730 for 2 weeks
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Stay in semi-permanent tents with other volunteers at the wildlife sanctuary

  • Volunteer with a world-famous conservation organization and help protect iconic African animals

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from CA$1730
Volunteer from 2 - 24 weeks
Ages 18+ and 12+ accompanied
Based at a wildlife sanctuary
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Get up close with African animals

Volunteer opportunities in Namibia

Protects animals

6-7 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$1730

  • Duration: 2 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based at a wildlife sanctuary
  • Volunteers aged 18+, and 12+ accompanied

Volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary in Namibia's central highlands. Help care for and rehabilitate orphaned, injured or conflict wildlife, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, caracals, warthogs, antelope, baboons, birds, and more!

What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

Jake Friedmann
21 Jun 2024

IVHQ helped me through the process from applying to the day I left. I would recommend IVHQ to everyone who's looking to volunteer overseas who made the booking process smooth and calm.

The local team helped me whenever I needed help and responded within minutes. Rooms had enough space for all of my luggage and belongings and beds were comfortable. There were different meals served every day and there was food for vegetarians and people with allergies or dietary requirements.

My journey as a volunteer changed me as a person and showed me how people are able to use different methods to protect wildlife and nature around them. I changed as a person and saw what my work and assistance went towards which made me happy.

Athina Breuer
24 May 2024

I would advice someone who is new to volunteering abroad to embrace all the experiences with an open mind and to take it as it comes. It is also pretty important to open yourself up to meeting a lot of new people. It does help as well, if you are a newbie to travelling and volunteering abroad, to plan everything as well as you can. Often going through an organization like IVHQ can help you a lot with that and will make you feel a lot safer and more comfortable. That is how you make the best memories.

John Amanat
05 Mar 2024

I gained a tremendous amount of respect for those who work on a daily basis to protect and care for endangered and conflicted animals. I also made good friends with other volunteers from around the world. My advice would be to approach volunteering with an open mind and an attitude of learning and amazingly wonderful things will happen. As an example, I was able to see a baby white rhinoceros that was born on the same day as my birthday. Who could ask for anything more!

Svetlana Vikhnevich
21 Feb 2024

I gained unforgettable memories and many new friends from different countries. The Namibia program provides many volunteer opportunities, but I wish I had more than two weeks to be able to make a bigger impact.

Maggie Duvall
21 Feb 2024

Go to Namibia! It's a beautiful country and with lovely people. There is a great variety of things to do, you will not regret it.

Sue Margolis
26 Jan 2024

The sanctuary is an amazing place. If you want to work with all kinds of wild animals, this is the program for you. The variety of tasks keeps you busy and allows you to see all of the safari animals up close and work with the vet.


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