THE BURSARY IS NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR APPLICATIONS.
Calling all amazing vet nurses! Have you always wanted to volunteer with animals abroad? Then, do we have news for you!
We are delighted to announce that thanks to our generous sponsors - Centaur Services, that we are able to provide a bursary for vet nurses to volunteer their skills and time on an international WVS project. This means that for the successful applicants, that they will be able to experience a WVS volunteering trip without the worry of the cost.
The busary is available to veterinary nurses who are looking to go on a WVS volunteering trip. The following trips are currently available, but more will be added at a later date:
- Dog Shelter/Clinic at WVS Thailand
- Sterilisation/Clinic at Boon Lott in Thailand (dates TBC)
- Sterilisation campaign in Blantyre, Malawi
To apply, please undertake the following as well as providing us with a copy of your CV:
Please advise why you feel this bursary should be awarded to you.
Please give a synopsis of any charity work/fundraising that you have undertaken in the past - this can be a non-animal related charity, it can be through schemes organised within your practice, or by yourself or a group of friends.
Have you considered other ways of funding your WVS volunteering trip and if so please state the ways you have considered fundraising so that you could take part in this trip.
What difference you feel you could make on the trip and what do you feel you will gain from the experience of volunteering with WVS
Finally how do you think the impact of volunteering will reflect on your day to day work practise and what positive outcomes you feel will be gained from attending a WVS project.
Successful applicants will be required to write a daily blog of their experiences including photos of their trip. They will need to produce a report of their volunteering trip, elaborating on their experience and providing case studies of the animals they have helped treat. The report will provide the recipient to advise what they have contributed towards the overall veterinary project and what they feel they have achieved and how this will benefit their future work as a veterinary nurse.