2017 Uganda Young Volunteer Nicole Sheedy (right) takes a blood sample with help from Vivian Namale.
Veterinarians without Borders/Vétérinaires sans frontières is looking for as many as 15 adventuresome young individuals for summer placements in 2018.
Through our Young Volunteers Program we are offering the next generation of animal health workers an international work opportunity designed to prepare them to address complex public health issues and work in cross-disciplinary settings. We are looking for veterinary/animal health-related students and new graduates who are motivated and suited to working in animal/public health positions with global dimensions (i.e. emerging diseases, poverty-reduction, sustainable livelihoods, etc). Young volunteers will be placed with a team and animal health supervisor in a development project overseas. We aim to provide our participants with a unique learning opportunity that will arm them with the knowledge and skills to contribute in a meaningful way to global public health issues upon graduation.
The 12 week placements over the summer of 2018 will take place in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. Successful candidates will be required to attend a 5 day pre-departure training workshop in Ottawa, and will also be expected to fundraise a portion of their travel expenses.
The application deadline for this program is November 5, 2017. For the application form and additional information click here.
To learn more about the Young Volunteer experience, check out the blog entries from last year’s volunteers. https://blog.vetswithoutborders.ca.