NAMIBIA: Youth Volunteer Program

Namibia Youth Volunteer Program
Namibia Youth Volunteer Program

Go Volunteer Africa has supported our development partner to set up youth empowerment volunteer program in Namibia to provide education and support to a growing number of disadvantaged young people who have been excluded from government social services. We are focused on helping youth escape poverty through economic and social development.

Through our Namibia youth empowerment volunteer program, Go Volunteer Africa aims to improve the lives of youth through the provision of programs and services that foster social and economic development opportunities. We believe that offering stability to youth in this way is critical to maintaining healthy communities. We are currently looking at recruiting volunteers to join our Namibia youth empowerment volunteer program throughout the year.

PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Empower youth with vocational skills
  • Train youth in computer skills and ICT
  • Counseling and Guidance services
  • Practice conversational English with youth
  • Help with Games and Sports
  • Help with Arts and Crafts
  • Train business ethics and sustainable practices

If you are looking at making a positive impact in the lives of poor youth in Africa, a volunteer opportunity is available in Namibia to work as youth empowerment support staff.  Volunteer in Namibia and empower and mentor young people.

PROJECT LOCATION:

Our Namibia volunteer trip starts and ends in Windhoek the capital and largest city of Namibia. Projects are based across the country with major locations being Windhoek, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Rundu.

Windhoek: is the capital of Namibia, in the country’s central highlands. South of the city, the sprawling Heroes’ Acre war memorial commemorates Namibia’s 1990 independence. On a hilltop in the city center are the 1890s Alte Feste, a former military headquarters with historical exhibits, and Independence Memorial Museum. Colonial influences are visible in nearby buildings like the sandstone Lutheran Christus Church.

Swakopmund: is a coastal city in Namibia, west of the capital, Windhoek. Its sandy beaches face the Atlantic Ocean. Established by German colonists in 1892, the city’s colonial landmarks include the Swakopmund Lighthouse and the Mole, an old sea wall. Next to the lighthouse, the Swakopmund Museum documents Namibian history. Inland, the elegant Swakopmund Railway Station, now a hotel, also dates to the colonial era.

Walvis Bay: is a port town on the coast of Namibia. Sheltered by the Pelican Point sand spit, its tidal lagoon is home to abundant birdlife including flamingos, pelicans and Damara terns. The harbor is busy with fishing boats and ships. Dolphins, whales and Cape fur seals inhabit the Atlantic waters around the Pelican Point Lighthouse. East of the bay, coastal sand dunes like Dune 7 mark the start of the Namib Desert.

Rundu: is the capital of the Kavango-East Region, northern Namibia, on the border with Angola on the banks of the Kavango River about 1,000 metres above sea level.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Namibia will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Namibia has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION:

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site.

PROJECT DETAILS:

A high number of youth in Namibia have been affected by extreme poverty, HIV/AIDs, drug abuse, prostitution and lack of employment opportunities. Programs run and services offered by our development partner at the Go Volunteer Africa youth support program include vocational skills training, sustainable farming techniques, health outreach, HIV AIDS education, testing and care, sports and games, arts and crafts and so many other youth activities.

Youth support volunteers empower and equip youth with trade skills that enable them to find employment or create self-employment and become self-reliant. Our youth empowerment support program provide a safe haven for youth who escape the streets and return back to communities.

Youth are able to spend time here, connect with peers, talk to our counselors in an environment of acceptance and respect, and get connected to the support and services they need to improve their lives.

Youth support volunteers provide primary health and HIV/AIDS information services and outreach. The volunteers also run the mentorship program which is designed to provide support and opportunity for growth and development as youth approach adulthood, including life skills training and participation in games and arts clubs.

Empower the youth of Namibia through our youth volunteer program run by Go Volunteer Africa. Volunteer in Namibia bring your skills and enthusiasm and make a positive impact in the lives of deserving community members.

GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:

Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Namibia volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering program in Namibia. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION:

Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!

VISAS:

The Government of Namibia allows citizens of specific countries and territories to travel to Namibia for tourism, visiting friends and relatives as well as official purposes for three months with an ordinary, diplomatic and service passports without having to obtain a visa. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Holders of ordinary passports issued by the following jurisdictions can enter Namibia without a visa for a maximum stay of 3 months within one calendar year: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

INSURANCE:

You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Namibia has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

PROJECT FACTS:

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum two weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: ——————
Start Dates: 2nd or 16th of the month
Arrival dates: 1st or 15th of the month
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Host Family or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Namibia
Language: English

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

1 Week
$460
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off can be arranged on request
Apply Now
4 Weeks
$1360
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off can be arranged on request
Apply Now

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. Have an inquiry? Contact Us