Pre-vet Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Placement

Location: Zimbabwe: Bulawayo

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

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Phone: 0161 870 6212

Description

Volunteer in Zimbabwe, and develop theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of animal welfare. Gain an insight into all aspects of the sanctuary, from feeding to providing care for injured, sick or orphaned animals. The sanctuary director has authority for tranquilizing and moving animals around the reserve with his experienced local team. Volunteers should be able to observe a number of animal initiatives and treatments; perhaps even surgery, if it is necessary during the volunteering placement period.

Work on the reserve is varied from contraception interventions, predator monitoring to the relocation of animals. You will learn about different equipment and techniques essential for the welfare of the animals as you work across the 4 sanctuary areas. You will learn about safe capture methods, release techniques, as well as important information about the care and rehabilitation of a range of species. You will experience how educating the local community is an important aspect of the work to protect and preserve local wildlife and its habitats.

For those interested in carrying out research for their academic work, this can be incorporated in the programme. This placement is highly recommended for volunteers who are interested or already studying animal sciences as well as those who are qualified veterinarians.

Highlights

Zambezi White Water Rafting

Acclaimed as the wildest one-day whitewater run in the World, the Zambezi River is also recognized by rafting and kayaking enthusiasts as one of the top ten paddling rivers on the planet!

Languages
  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

• Accommodation: Shared room in a Volunteer Hut on-site
• Food: 3 meals a day
• Airport pick up and drop off from Bulawayo Airport
• Training: Pre-departure information pack and onsite orientation provided
• Support: 24 hour support
• Excursion Planning: Staff help organise additional activities. (Activity price may be extra) Trips include; Matapos National Park and Bulawayo Natural History Museum

Credit Available

no

Experience Required

yes

Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Veterinary Science
  • Conservation
Age Range
18+
This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European, American Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Year Founded

2008

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