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Desert Elephants Volunteer Project, Namibia

2 - 12 weeks from

minimum age

  • Become directly involved in spearhead elephant conservation work
  • Get back in touch with nature and learn camp craft and survival skills in the desert
  • Track and learn about the famous desert adapted elephants in the stunning Damaraland
  • Give back to the local community by taking part in community building projects

Red lizard in Namibia

Project Costs

The cost to join for a 2-week project is 915 GBP (945 GBP for 2020), 4 weeks is 1580 (1630 for 2020) GBP, 6 weeks is 2145 (2215 for 2020) GBP, 8 weeks is 2565 (2655 for 2020) GBP, 10 weeks is 2985 (3095 for 2020) GBP and 12 weeks is 3395 (3525 for 2020) GBP.

The family volunteering costs start at £1840 for one parent and child up to £3680 for 2 parents and 2 children – please email us for more details and an itinerary.

Your payment covers all your food, transportation and accommodation during the project.  In addition, it goes towards the project cost such as building materials, fuel, vehicle cost, as well as WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support.

The airfare to Namibia, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses (weekend in Swakopmund are not included within this price.  It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.

Elephant crossing sign in NamibiaPayment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £195 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However for those who are accepted, you will be required to pay the remaining balance 1 month before arrival.   Once your place is confirmed, you will receive a pre-departure package with all detailed information on your project, the region, suggested items to bring etc.

Project Dates

Elephant ear with red sunset glow in NamibiaWe have opportunities to join for 2 weeks up to 12 weeks.  

All projects run from the Monday morning on the starting date, to the Friday afternoon on the finish date. Participants can book a minimum of a two-week slot, or multiple slots, up to three months (six slots) maximum. It is advisable to arrive before the departure date, and give yourself enough time to reach the airport for your flight out.  All accommodation before and after project dates is at your own cost, as is the optional weekend at the end of every 2-week slot.

Please email Victoria.McNeil@workingabroad.com for any questions on dates or if you are interested in our Family Volunteering Dates for 2020.

Start End Availability
February 3rd 2020 February 14th 2020
February 17th 2020 February 28th 2020
March 2nd 2020 March 13th 2020
March 16th 2020 March 27th 2020
March 30th 2020 April 10th 2020
April 6th 2020 April 15th 2020 Family Volunteering dates - places still available
April 13th 2020 April 24th 2020
April 27th 2020 May 8th 2020
May 11th 2020 May 22nd 2020
May 25th 2020 June 5th 2020
June 8th 2020 June 19th 2020
June 22nd 2020 July 3rd 2020
July 6th 2020 July 17th 2020
July 20th 2020 July 31st 2020
July 27th 2020 August 5th 2020 Family Volunteering dates - places still available
August 3rd 2020 August 14th 2020
August 10th 2020 August 19th 2020 Family Volunteering dates - places still available
August 17th 2020 August 28th 2020
August 31st 2020 September 11th 2020
September 14th 2020 September 25th 2020
September 28th 2020 October 9th 2020
October 12th 2020 October 23rd 2020
October 26th 2020 November 6th 2020
November 9th 2020 November 20th 2020
November 23rd 2020 December 4th 2020
December 7th 2020 December 18th 2020
July 26th 2021 August 5th 2021 Family Volunteering dates - places still available
August 9th 2021 August 18th 2021 Family Volunteering dates - places still available
Desert Elephants Volunteer Project, Namibia

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