WHY CHINGOLA IN NORTHERN ZAMBIA?
The charity KAWS who are based in Kitwe regularly visit Chingola where they witness numerous dogs scavenging for food on the main highway, narrowly being hit by vehicles, having stones thrown at them, severely malnutritioned, and sadly witness far too many killed on the side of the road. KAWS rescue as many as they can but unfortunately it is far too little for a community of this size, plus with the local Chingola SPCA forced to close down last year it has left a massive issue for the dogs and cats in this community.
There are only a few veterinarians in this region and they need as much help on the ground as possible.
"This mission to KAWS has been an amazing experience! Doctor Geloo is so kind-hearted and an incredible veterinarian. His place runs like a well- oiled machine. I was also fortunate enough to visit one of the board member's magnificent home. All in all, this has been a wonderful experience and I will have great memories.
Please recommend to future volunteers to stay at the Jedidiah Guest House. The accommodations are very comfortable and the hospitality is wonderful. Please also tell future volunteers to remember that the clinic is small, but they will have an amazing experience there." - Kathy Synder
2 weeks minimum
£50 Admin Fee
2 weeks minimum
£50 Admin Fee
Dates available from August 2020 onwards.
ALL VETS AND NURSES MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS POST GRADUATION EXPERIENCE
Professional veterinarians will have independence to carry out surgical procedures, vaccinations and medical treatment. You will have a team of vet assistants and vet students under your leadership and guidance, working alongside the local veterinarians. You must be confident perofrming sterilisation surgeries unassisted and other routine operations,
QUALIFIED VETERINARY NURSES
Veterinary nurses will work alongside local and international veterinarians, attending to the healthcare and medical needs of the animals treated during the campaign.
Lunch, snacks & drinks during work your working days
Accommodation and evening meals
Visa. Vaccinations if needed & Travel Insurance
Volunteers should take practical / comfortable clothes to work in e.g (scrubs). If you would like to purchase a WVS scrub top please contact the office or visit our online shop.
The project may be extremely short on certain supplies and would likely be very grateful for donations. Please get in touch with us to find out if there is anything in particular that would be helpful to bring with you. If you have any spare room in your bag on the outbound flight, it would be highly appreciated if you are able to bring some spare supplies to use during your trip. This is at your discretion and entirely optional.
It is essential that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance for this project which also covers you for veterinary work. We recommend Go Walkabout who offer tailor made travel insurance policies for WVS volunteers. Please note that fully paid members of WVS also receive a 10% discount on Go Walkabout policies.
This information should be used as a guide only. For up to date information on immunisations please consult your doctor. You will need to allow plenty of time before travelling for your immunisations to be effective. DO NOT LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. As you will be working with animals the Rabies and Tetanus vaccines are essential. We have provided links below to websites with useful information on immunisations and travel advice which we highly recommend that you visit.
UK passport holders are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Please visit the Foreign Commonwealth Office website for further details: www.fco.gov.uk. All WVS volunteers are required to organise their own visas.