• VOLUNTOURISM
    VOLUNTOURISM

Voluntourism and Edu-Tours in Namibia

In the village, close to the lodge, we have schools with children who need an extensive help in English and Mathematics in order to be enrolled in universities across the globe. We also have a computer literacy program which is designed to teach local children and young adults relevant skills and trends in computers and technology. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to visit the Queen's Community Kindergarten and be there for the kids for company, lessons and donations. There are projects where volunteers will be coming to learn skills such as basket weaving, pottery making and the mahangu paper making projects.

Arrival Times: Flexible

Program Duration: 1 – 4 week

Available Programs:

1. Art & Design
Pottery making
Basket weaving
Paper making from mahangu (millet) stalks and recycled paper

2. Community Service 
Queen Mwadinomho’s Community Kindergarten
Homework corner for English & Mathematics
Computer Literacy


3. Youth and women empowerment
HIV/AIDS, cancer and gender issues awareness

Pack for a Purpose
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

Pack for a Purpose

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A VOLUNTEER ON THIS PROJECT

What to expect

A Brief Overview

You will be provided with three meals a day. Breakfast is on a help yourself basis consisting of cereals, oat porridge, yoghurt, fruit, toast, tea and coffee. Lunch and dinner will be will be cooked or prepared for you by one of our cooks at the volunteer site. On weekends you have the opportunity to take advantage of the food outlets in Ondangwa, you may cook your own meals at the campsite or you can order meals from the lodge restaurant way in advance for the kitchen to be prepared. Weekends are a great time for volunteers to partake in tourist activities and explore this magnificent town! Here is an example of a typical weekday on the project. This serves as a guideline only and we ask that you remain flexible as itineraries may change to best serve the community. Note: times may vary and working hours are at least six hours a day, five days a week.

7:30 am

Breakfast

Rise and shine! Eat breakfast of cereals, oats, toast, yoghurt, fruit, tea and coffee. Begin to get ready for your project.

8:30 am

Briefing

Get into a morning briefing. Collect necessary learning materials for the day from the volunteers’ office. Go to your work stations, either at the site or to a nearby school.

09:00 am

Community Project

Start work at your community project – you will be able to use lesson plans, resources and ideas created the previous week or previous day.

12:30 pm

Lunch

Put together your working materials back to the office. Pick-up from your school for lunch at the volunteer restaurant or have your packed lunch.

14:00 pm

Collect working materials

Collect working materials for the afternoon projects.

17:00 pm

Evaluate and wrap up

End of working day! You will be taken back to the volunteers’ house. Take back all the working materials back to the office making sure everything is there. Evaluate the day’s activities and discuss the schedule for the following day. New suggestions are always welcome!

19:00 pm

Dinner

Dinner at the volunteer restaurant. After dinner volunteers often relax and unwind around the area, watch movie or sit at the boma playing games.

Rates

The cost of the project varies depending on the length of your stay on the program you choose. Please fill out the enquiry form or email voluntourism@ongula.com
how long for you would like to be volunteering and we'll get back to you with the cost for your memorable experience.

NB In addition, volunteers staying for two weeks will get a discount of 5% and the ones who will choose to stay for four weeks will get a 10% discount.

Enquire to join our program

Highlights

  • Assist and conduct physical education lessons with disadvantaged children after school when it’s during school terms and during the day when it’s on school holidays.
  • Visiting the Queen’s Child Day Care and assist in all the help there can be with the orphans.
  • Assist in conducting HIV/AIDS and Breast awareness sessions to young women.
  • Coach and share ideas and skills with coordinators and help put together stimulating games, drills and lessons
  • Immerse yourself in the Owambo culture by exploring the Ondangwa town’s many restaurants, museums and open markets.
  • Make friends for life with other international volunteers!