Domestic Animal Care & Veterinary
Volunteer at a local animal shelter in South Africa working for the benefits of animals mostly in underprivileged areas. Our domestic animal volunteer projects range from education in the local community to veterinary and animal care placements with this worthy organisation. This placement is ideal for veterinary and vet nursing students.
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Animal Welfare Workshops
Encourage people in the township to have respect for and take responsibility for their animals and animals in the local community.
Volunteers run workshops and facilitate discussions; as well as further development of workshops.
Assist the staff at a local Animal Welfare Shelter with the basic care of the animals housed at the centre and in the local community. Help with the basic care of domestic animals including dipping and de-worming animals; dog walking; playing with the puppies and cat socialising.
Aimed at vet students (5th year and above) or qualified vets. Volunteers may be involved in basic small animal handling; injecting and wound cleaning; induction and intubation; anaesthetic monitoring; and vaccination and deworming (consult). Help to assist the veterinary surgeon at the welfare shelter and on mass spay-a-thons in the local township.
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, South Africa
Knysna is based in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa. Stunning views, impressive mountain passes, lush green forests and white sandy beaches.
Knysna itself is nestled on the shores of the Knysna estuary - or Knysna Lagoon, as it is more commonly know. It's the most biologically diverse estuary in South Africa and home to the Knysna Seahorse, the most threatened seahorse species in the world. Knysna is also an avenue to the Tsitsikamma Forest, which stretches from just west of George to the Tsitsikamma River near Humansdorp. This indigenous forest is home to numerous fauna and flora. The forest also houses the worlds's most southerly elephants. Sadly, with only a handful of elephants left, the forset elephants are rapidly becoming part of Knysna's history, rather that Knysna's nature.
|Sunday||Free Day||Free Day|
|Monday||Animal Care at Shelter / Vet Assistance||Animal Welfare Workshops|
|Tuesday||Animal Care Outreach||Veterinary Assistance|
|Wednesday||Animal Care at Shelter / Vet Assistance||Veterinary Assistance|
|Thursday||Animal Care Outreach||Animal Welfare Workshops|
|Friday||Animal Care at Shelter / Vet Assistance||Cultural Activity|
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Arrival dates» Volunteering with EDGE
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