Our programme runs throughout the year and inductions* take place on the first and third Mondays of every month. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods * between 2 and 12 weeks – though many wish never to leave! New volunteers are always being welcomed into the fold and become a close crew, bonded by their shared love of environmentalism and humanitarianism.
*Subject to meeting all volunteer requirements
*We recommend a volunteer period of a minimum two weeks
The tasks volunteers assist with are vital to the success of the game reserve and include, but are not limited to:
- Alien vegetation removal
- Soil erosion control
- Fence patrols
- Anti-poaching snare sweeps
- Waterhole digging, maintenance, and monitoring
- Game census
- Road maintenance
- Reserve clean-ups
Volunteers team up with students from Masuwe Primary School to assist the school and its Woodlands community.
Activities include fence patrol, soil erosion control and aiding the community with sustainability projects.
About 80% of the volunteers’ time (+/- 7 to 9 hours per week day) is spent on the reserve, and 20% in the local community.
Nakavango and all other facilities on the reserve are committed to green operations, and volunteers help out with:
– Vegetable garden upkeep
– Tending to the indigenous tree nursery
– Installation of solar pumps and waterholes