Volunteer Namibia

The number of volunteer work projects in Namibia is reflected in the size of its population, just 2m people, who live in one of the lowest population density countries on the planet with just 1.4 people for every square mile. That's hardly surprising when its remembered that, although three times the size of the United Kingdom, Namibia is mostly covered in desert with scarce water resources.

After a guerrilla war against South African that lasted from 1966 to 1990 Namibia today is considered a stable democracy being in 128th place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life

expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country. Despite this like so many other sub-Saharan countries Namibia has fallen victim to the deadly spread of the HIV/AIDS virus leaving one quarter of the entire population infected and 60,000 children orphaned (with 120,000 children orphaned in total.)

Trafficking is also a known problem in Namibia, but as with so many other African countries of no tradition of making or retaining birth certificates, who can prove who they are or what child "belongs" to what family allows this trade to flourish largely unchecked.

Volunteer work programs in Namibia inevitably focus on supporting AIDS orphans, rolling out preventative health care programs as well as conservation projects to maintain the country's ecosystem. If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Namibia let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Work Namibia

Volunteer Namibia

Volunteer Namibia

Volunteer Namibia

Volunteer Namibia


Dolam Children

Volunteer Work Namibia: Dolam Children

DCHT supports children who are in need of care and are affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in Namibia.
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Volunteer Work Namibia: Mammadu

Volunteer work across a range of projects with children in need in Namibia or in orphanage settings.
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Volunteer Work Namibia: EHRA

Volunteer in elephant conservation work sleeping wild under the stars in the Namibian desert!
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Volunteer Namibia

Volunteer Namibia

If you are considering undertaking a period of volunteer work in Namibia check out our Namibia profile pages to explore the country before you visit and learn how to make the most of your volunteer work in Namibia.

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