So much more than just a volunteer experience! It is a chance to provide change!

Turn your holiday into a true adventure! Get your hands dirty and dive into an exciting volunteering programme where your day starts with the roar of a lion and ends with new found friends sitting around an open fire.

There is nowhere as unique as N/a’an ku sê; a conservation gem where you will make a positive impact every day, surrounded by a team of passionate, like-minded individuals, striving to make a difference for conversation in Namibia.

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Volunteering opportunities

With the help of our dedicated volunteers and staff, the N/a’an ku sê Foundation works tirelessly to protect Namibia’s ancient cultures, majestic landscapes and its incredible wildlife. To do this, we undertake projects in five different sites around the country.

These projects include:

  • Rehabilitation and dedicated captive animal care, as well as crucial research at the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary;
  • Carnivore conservation research at Neuras and Kanaan in the south west of Namibia;
  • Wild dog and elephant conservation research at Mangetti in Northern Namibia;
  • Free primary healthcare to the San Community at our Lifeline Medical Clinic in the east of Namibia; and,
  • Educating San children at our Clever Cubs School based at the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary.

All funds from our volunteer programmes are ploughed back into our various projects, enabling the N/a’an ku sê Foundation to grow and become even more successful in achieving its vision.

  • Wildlife Conservation Volunteering:
    • At the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary near Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek, volunteers will focus on caring for animals in rehabilitation or permanent captivity. Our Clever Cubs School is also based here, so volunteers can also get involved in the education of San children.
    • At Kanaan Desert Retreat and Neuras Wine & Wildlife Estate, volunteers will focus on researching free-roaming populations of carnivores to support our important role in mitigating human-wildlife conflict.
    • At Mangetti Cattle Ranch, volunteers will assist in documenting the movements and activities of elephant and wild dog populations so that we can better understand the levels and causes of conflict between these two animal species and the local population.
  • Medical Volunteering: At the Lifeline Clinic in Epukiro volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in providing free healthcare and much-needed support to the local San population, both in the clinic and at nearby farms and villages.

So click on the below and discover the life-changing opportunities waiting for you…

Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Embark with N/a’an ku sê on a conservation adventure!

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Medical / Health Voluntering

Being a N/a’an ku sê Medical Volunteer is so much more than just being a medic.

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Questions and Answers

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Volunteer’s testimonials

  • “I knew coming to N/a’an Ku se would be life changing, but I couldn’t have guessed all the things I would learn about the wildlife, the people, the land and about myself. If you are the sort of person who wants to help in a practical way, and enjoys being part of a team and a wider community, then you will love your time here. There is so much to learn and you will not regret it! Just bring an open mind and an open heart.”
    Kim G., UK, November 2017
  • “It is very difficult to scribble a quick review on how fantastic the N/a’an ku sê Foundation is. To me, N/a’an kusê is like my second home that I wish to permanently live in. The continuous positive atmosphere and drive between staff and volunteers to conserve and protect the unique Namibian wildlife, environment and the local people is second to none. Aside from the conservation efforts, the fun, friendship, memories and skills that you gain are unforgettable. Whether you wish to visit for a gap year, gain experience or whatever your reason may be, I can guarantee you will not be disappointed. The money received from volunteers and donations is so dearly valued and put to great use. This is clearly seen once you have endured the N/a’an ku sê experience. I cannot wait to come back home next year for the 3rd time, I have severe baboon withdrawal symptoms!
    Julieanne Q., Ireland, April 2017
  • “If you want to go on a trip that is worth remembering this is the place to go, the people, the animals, and the landscape make you smile 24/7, and it is all for a great cause.”
    Wesley G., USA, November 2016
  • There are many good conservation programs that do good for animals in Africa and THEN there is N/a’an ku sê which is simply GREAT. N/a’an ku sê, its staff, and volunteers are purely dedicated to preserving and protecting the animals of Namibia and beyond! N/a’an ku sê does far more than animal care and conservation. Through working with people, they aim to improve human v. animal conflict so that the beautiful and majestic animals of Africa can remain where they belong, wild and free in the veldt. As a volunteer at N/a’an ku sê, I truly gained a detailed working knowledge of the animals that we cared for and a love for conserving them for future generations.”
    Adam R., USA, December 2015
  • “Come to N/a’an ku sê and Neuras and Kanaan to volunteer and I guarantee you will never want to go on a conventional holiday again. Ideal for the single traveler wanting to meet new friends and do something completely different.”
    Chris C., UK, November 2015