Volunteering opportunities for Veterinarians
Volunteer projects for vets – Here is a list of some associations that offer volunteer projects for veterinarians or animal lovers. Volunteering with animals as a veterinary assistant and nurse.
Do you dream of travelling the world and helping animals, learning about different cultures and broadening your outlook?
Doing voluntary work with animals has many positive aspects such as:
- meeting many other animal lovers like you,
- learning new languages and cultures,
- coming into contact with exotic or wild animals,
- improving your skills as a veterinary nurse,
- connecting with nature,
- help animals that are suffering or needs protection,
- many more… (feel free to write in the comments why you chose to volunteer with animals. 🐾❤)
In this section, we will publish volunteer projects for vets or veterinarian assistants.
If you have volunteered with animals around the world and would like to share your experience feel free to contact us. We will be happy to share your experiences and advice.
There are a few things to know and consider before you go volunteer abroad at animals shelters or clinics.
- You must love animals.
- have an open mind and be fit
- you should not be afraid to get your hands dirty.
Vet Volunteer profile – Volunteering as a veterinary staff member or as an unqualified member
- Inform yourself carefully before contacting an organization. You need to know in advance what kind of experience you want to have.
- There are organisations that offer volunteer work with animals that are open to all people who want to help animals in need and are willing to do different types of work. It could be work in the field or in administration. You could even do both.
- Some organizations are strictly in need for veterinarians or veterinary nurses. So they require qualification.
Whether it is a specialised experience (e.g. as a vet nurse or vet surgeon) or not, make sure you know what the requirements are but also what your tasks will be.
Organizations often don’t cover (the costs of) Flight, visa and other transport. You should also think about health insurance.
Many organisations offer board and lodging. Remember that it is voluntary work, but it still “work”.
Whether or not you cover a position as a volunteer, a nurse or veterinary doctor, it is still worthwhile.
Also, consider that many organisations ask for an (annual) membership fee in order to be part of the association.
Volunteer projects for Vets
This section is new. If you would like to recommend other smaller associations, do not hesitate to write in the comments or contact us. If you are looking for veterinarian volunteers, feel free to add your listing!