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Outstanding 4.9rating (11)

Basic Farm Work Assistant

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343€ per week  ·  4 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

  Verified by Volunteer World
  Moderate response rate

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

About the program

Volunteers will be involved in day-to-day tasks and activities on the farm.

Everything we do on the farm contributes to the conservation of endangered species. At the end of the day, every little bit of help and support received from volunteers directly helps with the conservation and saving of some of the most endangered species in Africa.

You will be working alongside our ...

About the program

Everything we do on the farm contributes to the conservation of endangered species. At the end of the day, every little bit of help and support received from volunteers directly helps with the conservation and saving of some of the most endangered species in Africa.

You will be working alongside our permanent staff, for example, a para-vet, conservationists, rangers and agricultural specialists.

Volunteers are expected to assist in day-to-day tasks to help the team reach their goals more efficiently.   We will be there to mentor and assist you where needed and get to know you better.  No special equipment is needed to bring along.

Basic Farm Work

  • Development projects: rehabilitation camps, building water sources for new camps and other needed structures, accommodations etc. Visual patrols on foot: looking for objects that can injure the wildlife, like looking for wires, tracks, etc.
  • Rehabilitation of old farmland:  breaking down of old fences, disposing of rubbish, wires and snares, vegetation control, setting up needed developments,
  • Dam and water management
  • Rain gauges: Good record keeping and management of the amount of fallen rain.
  • Firebreaks: Help maintain firebreaks.
  • Farm maintenance: Leaking water troughs, setting new pipelines for new water sources, dam management, and solar panel maintenance.
  • Fence maintenance: Fences need to be patrolled and fixed where broken by animals

Beneficial to Wildlife

  • Construct a (little) pond. Birds, lizards, spiders, dragonflies, chameleons, and frogs will be attracted.  
  • They eat insects, which harm the crops.  
  • Create a system for them.  
  • Provide habitat by making little houses for them.  
  • Construct birdhouses.  Water features.

Basic Mechanics

  • Basic mechanic work on farm implements, cars etc
  • Upkeep of records
  • Stocktaking of tools etc


Typical day

A normal workday is on average 8 hrs with a 2 hr lunch break.  Starting at 07:00 and ends at +-17:00 depending on what is happening the day.  Work ranges from light to heavy physical work, helping with feeding of animals, cleaning of water & feeding bowls, fencing, helping with baling of lucerne, ...

Typical day

A normal workday is on average 8 hrs with a 2 hr lunch break.  Starting at 07:00 and ends at +-17:00 depending on what is happening the day.  Work ranges from light to heavy physical work, helping with feeding of animals, cleaning of water & feeding bowls, fencing, helping with baling of lucerne, gardening, vegetation mapping, animal observations, all day to day tasks on a working farm.


Free-time activities

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Etosha National Park is considered one of the best game-viewing locations in the world. "Etosha" means in Oshivambo "Great White Place", obviously derived from the vast salt pan that constitutes a large portion of the Park's surface area.

The Etosha National Park is one of ...

Free-time activities

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK

Etosha National Park is considered one of the best game-viewing locations in the world. "Etosha" means in Oshivambo "Great White Place", obviously derived from the vast salt pan that constitutes a large portion of the Park's surface area.

The Etosha National Park is one of Namibia's favourite natural attractions. The park is located around Etosha Pan, a low-lying area of approximately 6,000 square kilometres, which, in times of heavy rainfall, may form a shallow lake which draws vast numbers of waterfowl. In other times, the lake as such dries out, but trees, grassland and pools remain, drawing a rich collection of game and birds, one of the best game viewing areas in Africa from the largest to the smallest. 

At the east end of the pan is Fort Namutoni, which the Germans built, then attacked, taken and destroyed by the Ovambos. After retaking the fort, the Germans rebuilt it, and today it is perfectly preserved, looking like a Foreign Legion fort lifted straight from the Sahara.

Other camps in the Park are Halali and Okaukeujo, and the latest additions are Dolomite Resort and Olifantsrus Campsite.

Around the Park, there are a number of the best accommodation establishments in Namibia. These are extremely popular amongst visitors as they are located close to the different entry points to the Park.

VINGEKLIP - THE ROCK FINGER

The Vingerklip, 95 km West of Outjo, is the geological leftover of a Ugab Terrace. Its geological history can be read like an open book when looking at the layers of the conglomerate. The Rock Finger stand on a hilltop and has a height of 929 m above sea level. The rock itself is 35 metres high. Visitors can climb the hill to view the rock formation, but it is prohibited to climb the Vingerklip.

Travelling westwards en route to Khorixas is the Ugab Vingerklip (finger of rock) situated amongst the rugged Ugab Terraces. If you stay on the tarred road, you will miss this. About 35 m high, this distinctive monolith has been moulded into its curious shape by erosion.

The Ugab River cut down the highland until the Canyons became only some stone pillars, comparable to the Monument Valley in America. The best known is the Vingerklip. Vinger=Finger, because it is so thin and high.

The hills of the Ugab Terrace, near the town, deserve special mention for their unusual shapes. A particularly interesting section can be found on the Setenghi property, where some of the formations have been likened to castles from the middle ages. These are made of conglomerate and stand on the edge of a plateau that stretches for more than 80km and eventually forms the northern boundary of the Ugab River Valley.

TOURS

There are various short tours available guided by local guides, for example, Desert Tour to go and see the Desert Elephants.  More information on request.


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.

Language Skills

You need to speak English (basic level)

Education Requirements

at level

Criminal Background Check

required

Required Documents

Criminal background, Visa and Medical Insurance

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

willingness to help were needed and learn new things!

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 07:00 - 17:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Muller Stud Namibia

OUR PRICES INCLUDE:

  • Transfer to and from the town Outjo to Muller Stud
  • Accommodation & bedding at Muller Stud Reserve
  • Full support and assistance from your program coordinator throughout your time at Muller Stud

Accommodation

The volunteer quarters consist of one chalet with two double rooms (sharing).

Bedding is provided. Please bring your own towel.

Each room has 2 single beds and a cupboard for each person.

All rooms have their own bathroom with a hot shower and flush toilets.

Open plan kitchen, a washing machine, solar electricity with a veranda and view of the veld.

Free Wi-Fi. 

A breakage fee of US$ 20-00 will be charged (cash) and refunded when you check out.




Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Airport Pickup at Hosea Kutako International Airport

An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.

Food & Beverages

Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in Windhoek. We assist you to find cheap flights to Namibia. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

Travel Insurance

Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Namibia provides security and is a plus to have. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Namibia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Namibia. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

All year,  Transfers from Outjo to the farm is early mornings, before 08:00 am.  It is advised that you stay in Outjo the night before, contact details for backpackers will be given. There is transfers on most days, but we prefer it on a Thursday.

Availability
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Program fees

4 weeks (min. stay) 1,372€
6 weeks 2,057€
8 weeks 2,743€
12 weeks (max. stay) 4,115€
Average fees 343€/week

Program fees

343€ per week 4 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

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NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Deposit (15%)

The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.


Final Payment (85%)

Your final payment will be agreed with Muller Stud Namibia during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.


Meet your host

Muller Stud Namibia

Outstanding 4.9 rating (11 reviews)

Agency - founded in 2014

Verified by Volunteer World

  Moderate response rate

Coordinated by

Amber-Lee

Spoken languages: English, Afrikaans

About the project

Come to experience Africa at its best, while your contribution will help with Namibia's Rhino conservation...

Meet your host

Muller Stud is a private game reserve, located close to the World-renowned Etosha National Park, Namibia, aiming to convert old cattle farmland to a game reserve, and thereby to conserve large game.  

One of our goals is to help with the conservation of Namibia's white rhino population, therefore Muller Stud support one of Namibia's largest white rhino breeding programs in Namibia.

We are looking for energetic, vibrant volunteers who want to learn more about conservation and make a difference.

Be part of this exciting wildlife development and join our team for an unforgettable adventure in beautiful Namibia.

By volunteering at Muller Stud you will help save and conserve our iconic white rhino species from extinction.

11 reviews · rating4.9

Clemence Durouchoux rating4

2018 at Basic Farm Work Assistant

At first, I just want to write, my experience at Muller Stud was just amazing and unique. I spent 3 months in this game farm and it was not enough. During my stay I took care of dogs and big animals like rhinos. And what I appreciated in this volunteering is, people are listenning to your remarks ...
Sylvia Gabel rating4.8

2018 at Basic Farm Work Assistant

We had an amazing time at this farm. Cher and Jaco welcomed us very friendly and invited us on our first day to have lunch at their house. Right in the evening of the day we arrived we also met the other guys (students, volunteers and workers) that were working at the farm at the same time. We got ...
Beautifull place, having the time of my life here. Very passionate and great people, fighting the good fight! The facilities are great, i expected to live in a tent or little hut before i arrived but nothing could be further from the truth, even though were in the middle of the bush i have all the ...
In August 2018, I came to visit my sister, Clemence, who had been volunteering at the Farm for some months. I was firstly amazed to discover the Farm environment and the so many animals living at the Farm. But soon after, what amazed me even more, was the passion in every member of the Farm. ..
Mariska Bijsterbosch rating5

2020 at Wildlife Conservation Research Internship

From being a kid I always wanted to go to Africa, and later on I decided that I want to become involved in conservation work. I got the chance to do a four month internship here, and I had an amazing time! I now work and live in Namibia, and I regularly come back to the farm. It's very nice to see ...
The summer of 2019 I spent at Muller Stud. When I arrived I was welcomed by a very kind and passionate group of people. The days were packed with awesome activities. Also, the days were packed with hard work. But at the end of the day, being a little tired felt really rewarding and there was a lot ...

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