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Kitwe Animal Welfare Society


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.

  • Accommodation
  • Location
  • Requirements
  • Notes


Accommodation Options:

  1. Jedidiah Guest House - they have a number of room options available from $30 (basic room) - $75 (for self -contained apartment), they will offer a discount for an extended stay on enquiry. It is in a gated community and close to a major shopping mall with a variety of restaurants, and supermarkets.
  2. Another options which is not self catering is Golden Park Lodge with rates from $45-50 per night.


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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, 


Veterinary nurses will work alongside local and international veterinarians, attending to the healthcare and medical needs of the animals treated during the campaign.

Important Notes


  • Lunch, snacks & drinks during work your working days

Not Included

  • Return flights
  • Accommodation and evening meals
  • Visa. Vaccinations if needed & Travel Insurance

What to pack

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.

  • Practical / comfortable clothes to work in (eg. scrubs)
  • Wet weather gear and warm clothing for the evenings
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Ear plugs and eye mask
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Prescriptions & over-the-counter medication (eg. Imodium, Paracetemol etc)

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.

Travel Insurance

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.

Health & Vaccinations

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: All WVS volunteers are required to organise their own visas.

Trip dates

There are trip dates available throughout the year. Please speak to a member of the team on +44 (0)1725 557225.

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Benefits of volunteering with WVS

By volunteering with WVS you are making a huge difference to the lives of animals and communities around the world.

Become a member and you will recieve Annual Travel Insurance for any WVS or Mission Rabies trips

  • Vet
  • Vet Nurse
Details 2 weeks minimum
Spaces available
Cost £50 Admin Fee
+ Flights, accommodation, meals, vaccinations & travel insurance
Details 2 weeks minimum
Spaces available
Cost £50 Admin Fee
+ Flights, accommodation, meals, vaccinations & travel insurance
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Questions? Call us now:

+44 (0)1725 557225

Download the Trip Pack for more information.

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