Usakos Needy Children Support Organization UNCSO

Usakos Needy Children Support Organization (UNCSO) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization striving for a better environment for the children in the community of Usakos. The project takes place in the small town of Usakos, Erongo, Namibia. UNCSO cares for orphans and vulnerable children whose extended families do not have the means e.g. financially to take care of the children.
With great engagement UNCSO does everything improving the livelihood of the needy children for a better and prospective future. The project is supported by donations and the great support of volunteers.

  • General Info
  • Duties
  • Application Requirements
  • Costs
  • Contact Person at UNCSO
  • Links

General Info

As volunteer you will mainly assist in the social work of UNCSO.
Make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children by teaching them and taking care of them. You can give them more and new opportunities and help them to improve their skills. Assist them in learning and with activities and encourage their self-esteem.

You will interact with the children everyday in many ways. These children can battle with problems or emotions.

You will work in a team. This situation demands a good attitude to work and live together.


Prior to your stay:

  • valid passport
  • vaccinations

During the stay:

  • Distribution of warm meals
  • Assistance with homework
  • Teaching by self made tasks
  • Organizing free time activities together with the children
  • Cooperation with the local schools
  • House visits
  • Involving of parents
  • Cultural exchange with regard to the Namibian culture
  • Organizing hygiene days (showering, teeth brushing, washing the clothes)
  • Education of HIV prevention

Application Requirements

You can apply as a volunteer at UNCSO if you...

  • are between 18 and 30 years old
  • have a high level of English
  • have experience to work with children and young people
  • are willing to work for a minimum of three months (stays of 1,5 months are possible at times, speak to the coordinators at UNCSO for more info)

Send your application (cover letter, CV, letter of motivation, according certificates) to Marianne Izaaks, UNCSO via e-mail (plus a copy to Ingrid Pfannkuchen)


  • flight, transfer from airport (app. 45 EUR), visa, vaccination
  • accommodation in the house of Marianne Izaaks (you will share a three-bed room with other volunteers): 8 EUR/day
  • food
  • travel and entertainment
    Further costs: flights, visa, vaccinations, entertainment and travel.

Further costs: flights, visa, vaccinations, entertainment and travel.

Contact Person at UNCSO

Projektkoordinator UNCSO, Usakos: Projektkoordinator UNCSO, Usakos: Marianne Izaaks
Kontaktperson in Deutschland: Ingrid Pfannkuchen


Usakos Needy Children Support Organization UNCSO

Marianne Izaaks
P.O. Box 111 Usakos/Namibia
Kroonprinzen street 54

Ingrid Pfannkuchen
Narzissenstrasse 7
88046 Friedrichshafen