Joseph's Dream Equine Volunteer Program
Surround yourself with the healing and inspiring spirit of Joseph’s Dream Appaloosas in the silence of the African bush! Learn and sharpen your natural horsemanship skills, help raise foals, and assist with training and backing horses. Learn to truly live and train horses force free and with respect and experience the joy and freedom of this! Share this joy with the children of the community and create moments of healing and awareness.
You will be involved in the daily care of 40+ stud horses and their foals, our miniature horses, Alpacas and crias, and the rehabilitation of neglected equine rescues. Of course, you’ll have time to recharge, relax, get creative and just absorb the beauty of Namibia's stunning nature, free roaming wildlife and our gorgeous horse family.
During your stay with us, develop new skills, make new friends and work with a great team of people. The consistent core of our program comprises our friendly and talented horse workers from the ancient Namibian San tribe.
Learn with Horsemanship and different methods like Clicker Training, Liberty, Trust exercises, Bodywork and co to truly connect force free!
Our peaceful and modern shaped green village provides accomodation for you during your stay in one of our brand-new chalets with private toilet and bathroom. Our limited number of maximum ten Equine Volunteers at a time ensures that the desired family character of the program stays alive and provides the opportunity for personal shaped day programs according to your unique interests, talents and desires.
The minimum stay for the Joseph’s Dream Equine Volunteer Program is two weeks and the maximum length of stay three months.
Logistic and Prices
If you are interested in joining us here at Joseph's Dream and make your real hands on own African Experience please drop us an email with some info about your experience level in horsetraining or (/and) your motivation why Joseph’s Dream is the place for you to be at:
Helpful skills: Experience with horses / people skills / experience with children / team spirit / artistic skills / kind spirit & a good heart ❤
If you are green with horses and come to learn yourself then what you need to be to apply is: An animal lover!
Prices for 2022: 600 Euro per week for stays total length of stay under 3 weeks; 550 Euro per week for stays from 3 weeks to 3 months.
Prices for 2023: 700 Euro per week for stays total lengths of stay 2 weeks; 650 Euro per week for stays from 3 weeks to 3 months.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Water, Juice, Tea, Coffee
Accommodation in one of our brand new Chalets, with private bathroom & Mini Pool / cleaning service
Training by our experienced Horse Trainer on side
Airport Shuttle every FRIDAY
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
What's not included:
Private Airport Shuttle on other days than FRIDAY
Working/Activity hours: Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, from 08:00 - 10:00 & 15:00-17:00 / Training from 10:00-13:00
Surround yourself with the healing and inspiring spirit of Joseph’s Dream Appaloosas, start your own African journey here and make a difference!
Please note our safety and behaviour rules that apply during your stay at Joseph's Dream. Thank you.
Artistic / Community Volunteer
We are giving the opportunity for a limited number of young, talented artists to stay at Joseph's Dream charged according to our Volunteer Rate.
You can spend as much time as you like in our inspiring setup to practise and sharpen your art skills inspired by our horses, the local wildlife and stunning nature and silence of the African bush.
All that is required from you is giving back to the children of Namibia and giving a limited amount of hours of art lessons to the kids from the local Hostel in the nearby community.
If you want to apply for being one of our Art / Community Volunteers please email us under email@example.com with a letter of motivation.
Surround yourself with the healing and inspiring spirit of Joseph’s Dream Appaloosas, start your own African art journey here, reach out and make a difference in the life of others!