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Fees for Volunteering in Namibia

We require an initial deposit upon your confirmation into the program (paid in one lump-sum) and then the final balance payment is due 2 months prior to your arrival (also paid in a lump-sum). Payments can be made by the volunteer or someone else. Please ensure that any payments are made using the appropriate payment form so that we have details on who is making the payment and for which volunteer. If you are collecting donations from friends, family or grants/funding YOU are responsible for ensuring that payment is made to CCF in ONE LUMP SUM. Please include a spreadsheet / database (in Microsoft Word / Excel) indicating the payment types, list of donors, etc. with your payment form to help us keep track of payments. Thank you.

Type of Volunteer Fees (include a 1% processing charge)
Working Guest US$3,030.00 for 2 weeks US$5,050.00 for 4 weeks Deposit: US$1,140.00 due on approval of application (includes $130 visa fee). An additional room security deposit of US$75 is required for 4-week volunteers, reimbursable upon departure.
Student internships and Zookeepers US$2,020.00 per month Deposit: US$710.00 due on approval of application (includes US$130 visa fee and $75 room security deposit refundable upon departure)
Namibian/South African citizens Please email Namibia Volunteer Coordinator
Namibian working visa application fee An additional visa fee of US$130, due with the deposit, is required for all non-Namibian volunteers regardless of length of stay. Special paperwork and application forms need to be completed and submitted at least 6 weeks prior to your departure date.


CCF prefers payment by bank transfer to our Namibian bank account. In order to cover the processing fee our bank charges us, we are building in a fee of 1%. Please be advised that your bank will also charge you a fee for a foreign bank transfer. Please enquire about these charges in advance and please note that CCF does not have any influence on these charges. We can also accept payments by credit card (VISA and Mastercard) but a processing fee of 5% applies and additional bank charges on which CCF has no influence could be drawn from your account. It might be worth comparing transfer and credit card payment charges.