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What to expect on a WVS trip!

Wed 3rd Oct 2018

So, you’ve booked your place with us on one of our courses, projects or associated charity trips! Now what? Whether you’ve volunteered abroad before or not, you may be wondering what to expect as you get ready to embark on your next veterinary adventure!! 

All our courses and WVS projects are run by our own teams of expert vets who will be on hand to assist you and ensure you get the most out of your time with us! If you’ve chosen to take part in a project that’s run by one of our supported charities, the UK office team will still be available if you have any questions and you can be assured that the project has been authorised by WVS as a safe and worthwhile project!! We have close working relationships with all the supported charities that we supply with volunteers and are confident you will have a fantastic time, whichever one you choose! 

Make sure you check the flight, visa and travel details and pack suitable clothing for your trip! Not only will you be helping animals who have no one else, but you’ll be able to explore a new country, make friends for life and gain skills and experiences you’d never get at home! You will be making a real difference in a part of the world lacking veterinary care, or supporting an organisation striving to improve animal welfare and conservation for our endangered species. But it’s not all hard work – there will be plenty of time to catch up with other volunteers, learn more about the local culture and explore the surroundings! 

To find your perfect trip, take a look at our trips page, select your occupation (we have trips for vets, vet nurses, vet students and non-vets too!) and get started on your WVS journey!! Don't just take our word for how incredible our projects are, take a look at what some of our volunteers have to say!

Become a WVS member and you'll also be covered for travel insurance for all WVS and Mission Rabies trips, saving you money and the worry of organising your insurance. You'll also be safe in the knowledge that your membership is going where it's needed most, helping animals all over the world!