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Volunteering in Namibia

Have you ever dreamed of visiting Namibia? Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people and animals? Consider volunteering abroad in Namibia with Global Crossroad Volunteers for a meaningful experience!

Namibia offers plenty of exciting sights and activities! From the stunning Namib Desert with its towering sand dunes to the diverse wildlife in places like Etosha National Park, there's a lot to explore.

You can also discover the different cultures of Namibia, such as the Himba and San communities, each with their own traditions. For some adventure, you can try activities like sandboarding or quad biking in Swakopmund.

Namibia faces challenges despite its natural and cultural beauty. Poverty is widespread, and many communities lack access to essential services like healthcare and education. Medical facilities are often insufficient, leaving people without proper treatment and care. Also, there's a shortage of qualified English teachers, limiting educational opportunities for children and their future job prospects. Moreover, Namibia's wildlife is threatened by habitat loss, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict.

Global Crossroad collaborates with local organizations to address the challenges faced by Namibia. Through a variety of volunteer programs, we strive to make a positive impact on these unfortunate circumstances. By joining our volunteer programs, you'll have the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of vulnerable Namibians who are enduring extreme poverty. Whether you choose to contribute to healthcare, teach English, or engage in wildlife conservation efforts, you'll serve as a catalyst for positive change, shaping a brighter future for both the people and wildlife of Namibia.

Take the first step towards volunteering in Namibia by requesting more information today!

Available Volunteer Projects in Namibia

No matter where your interests lie, Global Crossroad offers a diverse range of projects in Namibia that you're bound to find fulfilling. With numerous opportunities to make a positive impact, explore our array of projects and discover the perfect fit for you!

Apart from the thrilling programs mentioned above, Global Crossroad provides group programs tailored for high school and college students, family volunteering experiences, alternative spring breaks, and various other distinctive programs. Get in touch with us today to explore these opportunities further!

Volunteering in Namibia: Dates and Prices

Dates: Volunteer In Namibia

All volunteer programs in Namibia start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Please check the program page for the available dates.

Fees: Volunteer in Namibia

Global Crossroad has the most affordable and quality volunteer opportunities in Namibia. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Namibia application and registration fee cost US $299. In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

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Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years) »
Projects at Massai Land - $25 Transport Fee
How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the pro-gram to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the volun-teer abroad in Kenya program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses

Accommodations and Meals

Global Crossroad ensures that volunteers in Namibia have safe, clean, and comfortable accommodations, along with suitable meal options. Volunteers stay in basic tented house at the Wildlife Sanctuary, where single beds and beddings are provided. There are communal shower and toilet facilities powered by solar energy, and electrical sockets are available in communal areas. Accommodation usually consists of twin or triple share tents with linen and towels, and volunteers receive three meals a day, with most dietary needs taken into account. Laundry service, pool access, and gym sessions are available, along with a bar/shop offering snacks, drinks, and essential items. Free Wi-Fi and cell phone credit are also provided.

In Kanaan, volunteers stay in twin or quadruple share rooms with similar amenities, including three daily meals, laundry service, pool access, and a bar/shop. Limited cell phone reception and free Wi-Fi are available at specific times. At Harnas, volunteers stay in triple share cabins with provided linen and towels, three daily meals, laundry service, pool access, and a bar/shop. Electricity is solar-powered with limited availability for high-energy devices, and there is cell phone reception and Wi-Fi access.

Free Time

Global Crossroad ensures volunteers have plenty of free time during their trip to Namibia. With an average of 4-5 hours of work per day, Monday to Friday, volunteers have evenings and weekends free to explore and enjoy their African vacation. Although Global Crossroad doesn't organize activities during this time, local staff members are available to help volunteers plan their adventures. Whether it's socializing, sightseeing, or seeking adventure, volunteers can use their free time to discover Namibia's stunning beauty and create unforgettable memories.

Safety and In-country Support

At Global Crossroad, your safety is our top priority during your volunteering journey in Namibia. We take every precaution to ensure your well-being, offering pre-trip support, reliable travel insurance, airport pick-up, and ongoing guidance from experienced local staff. Our dedicated team is always available on the ground to assist you at every stage of your journey, providing the peace of mind you need to focus on making a positive impact while volunteering.

Volunteering in Namibia: FAQs

You'll arrive at Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport (WHK) to volunteer in Namibia. A representative from Global Crossroad will be there to pick you up. Please provide us with your correct flight details ahead of time to ensure a smooth pick-up process. If your flight is delayed or missed, please inform us as soon as possible so we can arrange an alternative pick-up schedule for you. Please note that Global Crossroad does not offer airport departure services once your project duration has ended.

To enter and volunteer in Namibia, you'll need to obtain a tourist visa unless you're from a visa-exempt country. The requirements and application process for a tourist visa can vary depending on your nationality. It's essential to verify the latest information regarding visa requirements and application procedures by contacting the nearest Namibian embassy or consulate. Typically, you'll be required to submit an application form along with a valid passport (with at least six months' validity), proof of adequate funds for your stay, a return ticket, and sometimes additional documents like a letter of invitation or proof of accommodation.

To work in our Namibia volunteering program, you will need some vaccination. The National Travel Health Network and Centre and WHO recommend the following vaccinations: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, rabies and tetanus.