How do I apply?
You may contact our main office to have an application mailed to you. You may also download an application.
Do you have to be a childcare professional to help?
No. We of course need these sorts of people but we also are always in need of maintenance and construction workers. Strong backs are always welcome!
How much does it cost?
The expense will depend on how long you plan to stay. Most volunteers can anticipate fundraising between $3000 – $4000 US. The biggest expense is the plane ticket which can range between $1600 – $2500 US, depending on the airline and time of year you travel.
Once in country the exchange rate is rather favorable and any extra spending you do will probably not burn a hole in your pocket.
Most volunteers raise funds through individual and team fundraisers.
Is Namibia safe?
While traveling always entails a certain degree of risk Namibia is certainly one of the safer destinations in Africa. Namibia is not suffering from the civil strife that consumes many parts of the continent. While one should always be careful with their personal belongings as petty theft can be a problem in the larger cities violent crime is rare against visitors.
What is the weather like?
Namibia has two seasons; the wet one and the dry one. The wet season begins in November and ends in about March. During this time there will be a rainstorm almost everyday. The dry season is from April until about October. In the middle part of this season the temperature tends to cool making the daytime very pleasant and the evenings chilly.
How do I get there?
Most volunteers fly from the United States to Johannesburg, South Africa either directly or through a European hub. From there they fly to Kasane, Botswana where they will be picked up for the 2 hour drive through a wildlife park into Namibia. Flying to the Namibian capital of Windhoek is not recommended as it is a long 12 hour drive to Katima Mulilo.
I still have more questions!
Contact us with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.