Muller Stud Volunteers

Veterinary Internship

Outjo, Namibia show on map
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founded in 2014
Jana
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Coordinator | Jana
Coordinator | Jana
Veterinary Internship, being involved in daily caring, handling & looking after wildlife & some domestic animals, game captures, working with sick or injured animals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups

VETERINARY - Veterinary / Animal Science / Wildlife Biology / Wildlife Management

  • Game capture: Help with game capture 
  • Injured animals: Help treat and look after the sick and wounded animals
  • Clinic and Laboratory: Help in the clinic & lab with the work that is being processed at that time, like DNA samples
  • Administration: Help with day to day administration
  • Clinic: Cleaning of the clinic, equipment
  • Game Count: Herbivores of all sizes are an integral part of African ecosystems. It is creatural to understand local ungulate population dynamics and migrations to ensure enough water supply.  At the same time, ungulate populations need to be assessed against the available vegetation to avoid damage to the ecosystem, for example from overgrazing. The volunteers will participate in regular game counts on either horseback, in the hide at the waterhole or by car to assist these monitoring efforts.  Muller Stud is home to large herds of Oryx (gemsbok), Kudu, Eland, Sable, Water Buck, Springbuck and many more, but also contains fewer known species such as the Dik-Dik, Klipspringer etc.  Ostrich populations will also be counted.
  • Camera Traps: This resource is also vital to the reserve and helps with identification as well as continuous monitoring of wildlife populations we also rely on motion-triggered camera traps.  Because the cameras record data 24/7 and every day of the year, they often capture information that humans might have missed. The cameras are non-selective and therefore capture data on all wildlife that pass in front of them, be they carnivores, herbivores, birds or others. This helps the researchers assess which species are present, and where they are most active, especially for animals that are usually very cryptic or entirely nocturnal such as the Hyena’s, Cheetahs and even the Bush babies. The cameras are non-invasive and sometimes record interesting behavioral data that we would otherwise have no access to. Volunteers will help set cameras in the field (for example at water points, cheetah marking trees, caves etc.), maintain them (refresh batteries and memory cards) but also go through the abundance of images to assess and structure the data recorded.

Typical day

We usually start at about 07:00 am and finish around 17:00 pm. But it all depends on what is happening on the day. 2hr lunch break 

Details on Arrival

Our program runs throughout the year.



Free-time activities

I your free time there is various things to do, on and of the farm. On the farm, go for a walk, bird watching, swimming.  Off the farm, go on safari/tour and explore the country, Etosha National Park is just around the corner 

Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Riding

Program Requirements

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Vetenirary Science/Field at University level
Required Documents
Criminal Background, Travel Visa, Medical Insurance and proof of education
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
The willingness to help where needed, be able to adapt to new situations and learn new things
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 17:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Muller Stud Volunteers (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Muller Stud Volunteers
  • Transfer to and from the town of Outjo on Thursdays to Muller Stud
  • Accommodation & bedding on Muller Stud Reserve
  • Full support and assistance from your program coordinator throughout your time at Muller Stud

Accommodation

  • The volunteer/intern accommodation consists of 12 rooms (sharing) and 1 x 2 bedroom chalet, housing 4 students/interns (sharing)
  • Bedding is provided.
  • Each room is equipped with 2 single beds and a cupboard for each person.
  • All rooms have their own bathroom with a hot shower and flush toilets.
  • Rooms are situated at the foot of a mountain, very good for early morning exercise! 
  • a cash deposit of US$ 75-00 will be charged as a breakage fee and will be refunded on checkout

Bungalow Bedroom (Double)
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. 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.
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.
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.
Costs: Prices in USD
12 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,872
14 weeks
$ 2,184
15 weeks
$ 2,340
17 weeks
$ 2,652
19 weeks
$ 2,964
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,744
Average fees
$ 156 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Outjo/Namibia between 12 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Muller Stud Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Namibia.
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 Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.
  Africa Southern Africa Namibia  Outjo, Outjo, Namibia

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