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Volunteer Trips

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Welcome to our new website! To find what it means for us as a charity, and you as a supporter please read more about it here.

We need your help! There are many options for volunteers with a wide range of experience. Join one of our teams and be the difference in animal welfare, where it really counts.

From qualified vets, vet nurses and vet students to volunteers with no previous veterinary experience - we can use your skills. From dogs and cats to chimps to cheetahs, we offer a range of volunteering options where you can work with a variety of species. We welcome volunteers to join our teams and bring their energy and strength to our cause.

We also offer specific training projects for vet students and newly graduated vets, who are looking to gain practical experience in the field, as harnessing the idealism that fires them to become vets, empowers what we do and strengthens our recruitment options for the future!

Volunteer Veterinary Trips

Spay and Neuter Clinic Sofia Bulgaria

Vets, Vet Nurses

This is an amazing opportunity to take a short trip to the stunning capital city of Bulgaria to help and assist the charity Animal Rescue Sofia.The clinic will require you to be a capable vet or vet nurse with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in general practice.

La Senda Verde - Full Time Vet Vacancy

La Senda Verde is a sanctuary for wildlife rescued from the trafficking trade in Bolivia.

La Senda Verde are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate and adaptable Veterinary Surgeon to come and join their full time team of Bolivian and International professionals and volunteers.

Long Term Volunteer Position - Gambia Horse & Donkey Trust

GHDT are currently seeking a new long term volunteer to be based in The Gambia. They always have two long term volunteers based in The Gambia, which means that once roughly every six months they are looking to recruit someone new to join our team. This is a very busy and challenging role which will offer the successful candidate fantastic experience and opportunity!

Gambia Horse & Donkey Trust

Vets, Vet Nurses

WVS are pleased to be able to support GHDT in offering veterinary professionals the opportunity to join this charity on placements during the year.

Minimum placement of 2 weeks, you will be based at each of the centres for a week offering veterinary support and teaching local students and staff along the way. No previously teaching experience required.

La Senda Verde

Supporters, Vets, Vet Nurses, Vet Students, Non-Vets

WVS are delighted to have formed a partnership with La Senda Verde Animal Refuge Inc. A charity who have recently registered with WVS based near La Paz in Bolivia, who are dedicated to improving the lives of rescued Native Bolivian Wildlife, providing them with medical care, food and housing. WVS hopes to be able to support LSV with excellent volunteers so anyone thinking of a trip to South America why not drop in and volunteer at LSV.

Siyafunda Endangered Species Project

Vet Students, Non-Vets

WVS are delighted to be supporting The Siyafunda Endangered Species Project will allow you to participate with on the ground, hands on monitoring of some of Africa’s endangered species: Rhino, Cheetah and Southern Ground Hornbill.

It is ideal if you want to truly experience the “wild” side of Africa. Their camp is based in a Limpopo game reserve which is home to the 'Big 5'. This means you will get to encounter, and live with, elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo while working with us.

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