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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 137,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in Namibia.

  • Wildlife Conservation project available year-round
  • Program Fees from £993 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 £993
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 £993

  • 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

William Carruthers
03 Apr 2024

I had one of the greatest experiences of my life. I worked hard and became very attached to the country and to the people. I gained so much with this experience! It was an amazing way to discover another country and work hard with a team.

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.

Simone Yanez
16 Jan 2024

The guidance from IVHQ was very helpful! I was given all the information I needed in terms of what to bring and what to expect which was incredibly useful.

In Namibia, I gained a lot of confidence in terms of knowing that I am able to be independent as this was something I struggled with. I definitely pushed myself out of my comfort zone, but ultimately I met such a large range of people from across the world - all with incredibly interesting stories and I found a deeper love for helping to rehabilitate animals.

I am so glad I got to immerse myself into what working at an animal sanctuary is like. I felt that I was genuinely positively helping these animals through our jobs which ranged from feeding to cleaning to preparing the food for a variety of different species.


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