Are you sick and tired of the hustle and bustle of the city life or the repetition of your daily routined lifestyle? Do you want to take a drastic break and embark on an adventure that could also leave behind meaningful footprints?
Then you might fit in very well with our project! :)
We are working on an upliftment project in the Richtersveld, a remote area in South Africa, which is generally underrated in the volunteering community and therefore never receives the attention it needs.
The current focus is on agriculture, employment and property renovation part of the project, but in 2019 we will also add a tourism component.
We could offer you free accommodation and meals, if you help us with one or more of the following:
social media marketing
knowledge of raising funds for social upliftment
If you take some time off your schedule to help us, we will make an effort to make your stay a memorable one!
The area where we are situated in is beautiful in its own unique way. Not only does it offer tranquility, sunshine, plenty of natural habitat and interesting cultural aspects, it is also situated close to the Namibian border and next to the Orange River, which means that trips to view the wild oryx wandering around in Oranjemund could be organised, sports such as fishing, kayaking and hiking could be enjoyed, trips to the ocean and the nature park nearby could be arranged and we will also organise a few social events to make you feel at home.
We need helping hands from as early as January 2019, so if this sounds like something you would like to add to your 2019 bucket list, please inbox me for more details.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
In return for your help, we will offer accommodation, meals and an unforgettable experience exploring a road less traveled.
The Richtersveld is a lovely area. There is a lot of natural scenes to see with oryx groups grazing on the river bed. We go fishing on weekends and the peace and quiet of the area is unimaginable. We have recently opened a farm stall on the farm where groceries/necessities can be purchased, but lifts to nearby towns could also be arranged. If there is time, we will also show them around so that they could explore the natural beauty that the Richtersveld and its surroundings has to offer.
We are looking for someone with experience in the field of mechanical engineering to help us with repairing farm implements, water pumps, irrigation pivots and other mechanical systems.
We are also looking for people with experience in renovations to help us renovate the houses and buildings on the farm. This could entail anything from building to tiling to painting to repairing cupboards to removing old carpets - anything that will add value to the properties.
We will also need help with the tourism component which we will add from early 2019. Renovators, builders, practical people and gardeners will be of great help here, but we would also appreciate help with photography/videography, website design, social media marketing and anything else that you think could add value to an existing campsite with chalets which requires an urgent makeover.
English, Afrikaans, German
We have various rooms available in a furnished farm house where the volunteers could stay. We could accommodate couples and singles as there is sufficient living space on the farm.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week