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Working and volunteering


Namibia has a good track record for grass-roots projects and community-based tourism. However, it’s seldom possible to find any volunteering work in-country due to visa restrictions and restricted budgets. Any organisations that do offer volunteer positions will need to be approached well in advance of your departure date. Many conservation outfits look for volunteers with specific skills that might be useful in the field.

The most well-known organisations offering volunteer positions are Save the Rhino Trust (www.savetherhino.org), the Afri-Cat Foundation (www.africat.org) and the Cheetah Conservation Fund (www.cheetah.org). Projects like the Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (www.irdnc.org.na) may also offer the occasional post.

Other international organisations which offer volunteering in Namibia include Project Trust (www.projecttrust.org.uk) in the UK and World Teach (www.worldteach.org) in the US.

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