Help give animals the healthcare that they deserve.
This project provides healthcare to animals belonging to
people who are too overwhelmed with poverty to pay for their
animal`s care.
from EUR 1100
Duration: Min 2 weeks
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Project Summary
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Agent Information: ANIMAL CHARITY

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    The project has a clinic where complicated surgery,sterilisations and vaccinations are done, and mobile-clinic vans that go out to the townships. The community is informed that the mobile-clinic van will be in their township on a particular day, and then anyone with an animal needing
    medical attention will queue up to be seen by the para-veterinary workers in the mobile clinic. Volunteers can get involved with everything, even assisting with surgery preparations after a bit of training. Volunteers at this project will be contributing both to the lives of animals and `their`
    people. This is a welfare veterinary service provider to the owners of animal who are not able to afford private veterinary services.Volunteer for Animals in Africa!
    Our work is structured in the following ways: a hospital that attends to animals whose owners are able to bring in to the hospital; a clinic that is
    an area that is too busy to be attended to by mobile units,and three mobile units that travel to townships to attend to the needs of animals. Without these services hundreds of animals would not receive any veterinary care. A big part of the services offered is sterilising female dogs and cats to prevent more unwanted puppies and kittens from being born and neglected. Our work ranges from primary veterinary healthcare provision to performing complicated orthopaedic surgery. Furthermore, our work can no longer only be viewed in terms of veterinary care but is also a public health issue – we play an important role in ensuring the transmission of diseases from animals to people is minimized. We play an important role in promoting the vaccination of animals .
    Your role:
    Helping animals get proper healthcare and aiding them in there recovery.
    As a welfare service provider, we see a vast range of cases that provides good work experience for veterinarians/vet nurses. They volunteers receive
    exposure that they would not normally receive in private practice.
    - Assist animal welfare officers in clinics at the hospital
    - Assist Vets at the clinic in prepping animals for surgery
    - Assist animal welfare officers on mobile units (males only)
    - Caring for animals in recovery and ensuring their environment is hygienic
    - Marketing, fundraising and public relations assistance
    - Website development and electronic newsletters
    - Helping with day to day running of the clinic/hospital
    - General maintenance, such as gardening, building andpainting
    Please take note that volunteers may not perform any surgical procedures or diagnose animals.
    Is the work dangerous?
    Is there a potential risk?
    - Rabies injection is advised
    - Worm tablets to be taken before arrival.
    *Generally, HIV/AIDS is extremely prevalent in the South Africa so it is your personal responsibility to take care withregards to health and safety, as well as sexual relationships.
    Arrivals every:Thursday for FREE 3 day Cape Town Orientation.
    Projects starts every Monday

    Min 2 weeks
    Additional per week:
    Helping animals get proper healthcare and aiding them in there recovery.
    As a welfare service provider, we see a vast range of cases that provides good work experience for veterinarians/vet nurses. They volunteers receive exposure that they would not normally receive in private practice.
    Minimum age:
    Police clearance:
    Special skills required:
    Volunteers will only work with trained animal welfare officer or veterinary staff, who will ensure that the volunteer can cope with any machinery used. We would welcome volunteers with the following experience:
    - ANYONE who loves animals
    - Veterinary qualification
    - Marketing and public relations
    - Website development and electronic newsletters
    - Building, painting and project management
    Language requirement:
    Intermediate - you need to be able to communication with members of staff and animal owners, as this is not just about the animals but equally about the people.
    What's included:
    Airport Transfers
    - CAPE TOWN ORIENTATION: 3 nights accommodation, orientation that covers everything the volunteers need to know about staying in South Africa (from social skills to transport and safety), two meals per day, bus trip into town, lunch (on the Friday), walking tour of the city, a train ride back to there accommodation and day trip (on the Saturday).
    - All paperwork, placement and liasing with Volunteer Program
    - Appointed Supervisor for duration of program
    - Accommodation
    - Two meals a day - Breakfast and Dinner
    - Donation per month to the Volunteer Project, to assist in their funding.
    - A South African sim card that works on a pay-as-you-go top up system
    - Monthly socials for volunteers to get together and meet other volunteers (cost depends on social)
    - Certificate & Report on Volunteer`s Program should this be required for studies or other purposes
    *Please note that the accommodation and food can be basic. If you have special dietary needs you should provide this for yourself.
    FREE 2 Hour Surf Lesson
    What's excluded:
    The cost of a visa in the case of your volunteer staybeing longer than 90 days
    - Medical Insurance which must include work, emergency evacuation. Please make sure you understand how your medical insurance works in South Africa as You2Africa will be unable to pay for any doctors accounts or the like in lieu of being refunded by the medical scheme
    - Weekend excursions
    - Local Transport for social activities
    - Lunches (not provided by host family)
    - Use of Phone: Landline or Mobile costs
    - Towels and Toiletries
    - Accommodation if you arrive before start date or after project end
    - Transport to accommodation if you arrive before start date or leave after project end
    Closest town:
    Cape Town
    Surrounding area:
    FREE Transport to/from Project Monday - Friday
    - Volunteer House - shared rooms between 3 - 4 volunteers
    - Communal Lounge and Kitchen
    - South African Host Family in local community - own room or shared with another volunteer
    Good wholesome fresh meals cooked daily by our You2Africa chef who provides a great cereal breakfast and tasty delicious dinners with weekly menus to suit all culinary tastes.

    Lunches are for the volunteers own account and should be taken and eaten at the volunteer project.
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