Elephant & Community Water Access Project in Namibia

Location: Namibia: Rural Areas

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

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Phone: 0161 870 6212

Description

Have the opportunity to see elephants in their natural habitat in this volunteer program abroad! The Elephant and Community Water Access Project in Namibia mostly involves helping surrounding communities in Damaraland come up with solutions to the existing elephant-human conflict. At the same time, you will develop bush and wildlife skills as well as undergo health and safety training.

There is an ongoing struggle between these majestic creatures and the people living in rural communities as water supply becomes scarcer due to erratic rainfalls and desertification. This project works to improve the lives of both the local people as well as the elephants by creating sustainable solutions so that they can live side by side. It also aims to monitor elephant behaviors so they can live harmoniously alongside communities.

Volunteers on this project must love the outdoors and have a passion for wildlife. You should be able to work as part of a team and have a spirit of adventure. Please note that being clean shouldn’t be a priority with no access to shower facilities from Tuesday to Friday. The placement is in a rural setting, so a reasonable level of fitness is essential.

Highlights

The project is situated inland far from the tourist track. You will have the opportunity to visit a small town at weekends where there is internet access if required. Before of after your project visit one of Namibia’s stunning beaches. There are also opportunities to go skydiving and white water rafting at the weekends.

Qualifications

Experience and passion for working in the community and interacting with the people are needed. Participants must also possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about the environment and the place's culture.

Languages
  • English

Cost in US$:

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Cost Include Description:

Accommodation: bed roll and mattress provided on tree platform or in tents
Food: 3 meals per day (volunteers will help prepare)
Training: pre-departure information pack, on-site orientation and project induction
Support: 24-hour support from on- site coordinator
Fundraising guide

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Conservation
  • Wildlife
  • Water Projects
Typical Volunteer
A Kaya volunteer shows enthusiasm, spirit and life to stimulate and bring something new to the residents; love, patience and a listening ear for the people; and a good motivator with a positive and optimistic attitude.
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Other

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Year Founded

2008

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