Founded in 2006 the projects have two aims; to protect and conserve vulnerable African wildlife and to improve the lives of the marginalised San Bushman community. Now renowned among conservationists worldwide, the projects have received global awards and celebrity support. The projects vision is an Africa where humans and wildlife can live and thrive together.
Volunteers are highly valued as without their hard work and dedication the projects could not function. The funds raised through the volunteering programme goes directly back into the project providing employment, education and accommodation to the local Bushman community and ensuring the rescue, survival and rehabilitation of the animals.
By joining this project volunteers will have the opportunity to help to protect vulnerable wildlife or provide medical care to San Bushmen community. Volunteers can choose between four different projects during their stay in Namibia:
- Wildlife Sanctuary Project
- Carnivore Research Conservation Kanaan Desert
- Carnivore Research Conservation Neuras Mountains
- San Bushmen Medical Programme
Volunteers have the opportunity to combine projects - so for example, a San Bushmen Medical Volunteer may choose to spend 3 weeks at the Clinic and 1 week at the Sanctuary. Alternatively, a Wildlife Sanctuary volunteer may choose to spend half their time at the sanctuary and half their time at one of our research sites. Thus there are many possibilities for combining and rotating amongst the different projects on our programme.
Volunteers can join the project for 2 week to 3 month durations and we have places throughout the year available.
Please email Victoria.McNeil@workingabroad.com for specific information.