Wildlife Rescue Station

Volunteering Program in Namibia

Discover the magic of preserving Namibia’s stunning natural beauty with us. Embark on an extraordinary wildlife and landscape conservation journey that takes you through the captivating environments of bush veld, desert, and coastline. Immerse yourself in the wonders of abundant wildlife and be part of an unforgettable conservation adventure!

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The rescue station is a haven for orphaned and injured wildlife, from lions and leopards to cheetahs, wild dogs, lynxes, baboons, and farm animals like sheep and goats. With vast terrain ensuring freedom of movement, volunteers play a vital role in animal care, station maintenance, and the construction of new enclosures.  Join us in creating a positive impact for these incredible creatures as we work together to provide a secure and nurturing environment.

Important Information:

  • Duration: 2 – 12 Weeks
  • Region: Windhoek, Namibia
  • Price per person: From 1529€
  • Included: Transfers, Accommodation, 3 Meals Daily, and Volunteer Activities. 
  • Physical Work 90% 90%
  • Research 40% 40%
  • Community Work 35% 35%
  • Maintenance 70% 70%

Role of the volunteer

Engage in a unique and thrilling volunteer opportunity where you can actively contribute to the conservation, rehabilitation, nursing, and research of African Wildlife. Our station serves as a home for orphaned, injured, or conflicted wildlife, including Lions, Wild dogs, Leopards, Cheetahs, Caracals, Antelopes, Warthogs, as well as smaller mammals and farm animals.

Volunteers play a pivotal role in caring for animals undergoing rehabilitation or residing in permanent captivity. Additionally, they significantly contribute to the sanctuary’s ongoing development. Please be aware that active involvement is a key aspect of volunteering, but the gratification of the experience is truly rewarding. Join us in making a lasting impact on wildlife conservation and sanctuary development.

Tasks of the volunteers:

Feeding of wild animals:

  • Embark on a unique adventure as a volunteer, riding alongside our coordinator to witness the fascinating moment when wildlife receives their nourishment in the form of raw meat.
  • This provides an incredible chance not only to gain insights into animal behavior but also to capture stunning pictures and videos of this captivating experience.

Working with baby animals:

  • Experience the joy of caring for baby monkeys and baboons during their stay at the sanctuary. As a volunteer, you’ll have the unique opportunity to engage in various aspects of their care, including bathing, feeding, and ensuring a comfortable sleep routine. These adorable creatures may even share your sleeping space, allowing for heartwarming cuddle sessions during the night.
  • It’s important to note that, while you can form special bonds with these animals, no influence is exerted on their natural mating behavior, respecting their instincts.
  • Your role as a caregiver significantly contributes to the sanctuary’s ability to provide a home for orphaned baboons and monkeys. Join us in making a meaningful impact on their lives and fostering a nurturing environment for these adorable creatures.
  • Plesase note: This activity is subject to the actual prescence of baby baboons or monkeys and interaction can not be guaranteed.

Baboon & lynx walks:

  • Certain animals, due to various reasons, cannot be reintroduced to the wild. It becomes crucial to provide attentive care and ensure they experience a semblance of freedom regularly. As a volunteer, you play a pivotal role in this process.
  • Witness the joy as these animals roam freely, climbing on structures and even on you, creating unforgettable moments during their outdoor adventures.
  • Your involvement ensures they receive the care they need and the opportunity to revel in the freedom they deserve. Foster an environment where these animals can thrive, explore, and enjoy their time outside.
  • Your contribution makes a significant impact on the well-being and happiness of the animals.

Digging of trenches:

  • Be part of the action as we constantly dig new trenches on the site, facilitating the laying of pipelines and ensuring enclosures receive a steady water supply. While the work may be demanding, the camaraderie with fellow volunteers transforms it into an enjoyable and fulfilling team effort.
  • Join us in this hands-on experience, where your collective efforts make a tangible difference. Together, we overcome challenges, achieving shared goals while building lasting connections.

Digging of waterholes & maintenance:

  • Undertaking the task of constantly digging new trenches is of utmost importance, as it is essential for maintaining a reliable water supply for the animals in the enclosures.
  • Your dedicated efforts in this critical activity directly contribute to ensuring the well-being and hydration of the sanctuary’s inhabitants.

Controlling of the fences:

  • This work is also very important because the electricity must always have the right strength and no holes etc. may be in the fences.
  • The animals could injure themselves, escape or something dangerous could get into the enclosure.

The working hours:

  • Breakfast is between 07:00 – 08:00
  • Lunch is between 13:00 – 14:00
  • Dinner at 18:00
  • Volunteers should expect to work a minimum of 8 hours per day, with enough time for breaks included.

Important information regarding the project:

  • How many volunteers can help at the project? 50 Volunteers can help at the sanctuary
  • Any medical recommendations to keep in mind? The sanctuary recommends tetanus and rabies vaccines.

Accommodation & Meals

When volunteering at the wildlife station, you have two accommodation options to choose from:

Volunteer Rooms:

  • Suitable for up to 3 individuals of the same same gender per room.
    Provides a comfortable and communal living space.

Large Tented Accommodation:

  • Designed for 2 individuals of the same sex or couples.
    Offers a unique, spacious tented experience in a natural setting.
  • Both accommodation options are subject to availability. When making your booking, please specify which accommodation type you prefer.

Summary of the accommodation:

  • Shared accommodation (Comfortable beds, bedding & pillows are provided)
  • Shared bathroom facilities with hot watered showers powered by solar energy
  • Electricity is available with sockets available in the common areas

Please be mindful that your stay involves living in the wilderness, and it’s essential to be adaptable to the circumstances you may encounter during your Namibian adventure. Embrace the unique challenges and experiences that come with living in a natural setting.

Meals:

3 Meals are provided daily:

  • Breakfast: Bread and cereals
  • Lunch: Pasta, wraps, burgers
  • Dinner: Fish, meat, vegetables with rice, potatoes, etc

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements (Vegan, vetetarian, allergies, etc.) when making your booking.

    Tented accommodation at a volunteering program, showcasing a cozy campsite with tents surrounded by nature, fostering a sense of community and adventure.

    What’s included

    • Placement at project
    • Volunteering handbook and personal itinerary
    • Airport transfers (Pick up and drop off)
    • Accommodation and three meals daily
    • All volunteer-related activities
    • Volunteer coordinator during your stay

    The Booking Process

    1. Complete our FREE application form

    Complete our free online application form indicating when you would like to start and how long you want to participate. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.

    2. We send you a invoice and contract

    Once we have confirmation of your placement, we will send a invoice and service agreement. You will have two weeks to accept the offer.

    3. Deposit payment to secure your booking

    Once you have paid the 500€ deposit, we will confirm your placement. The balance of your invoice is only payable two weeks prior to arrival. 

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