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The Young Volunteer Program is NOW accepting applications for the 2022 Program
Veterinarians without Borders/Vétérinaires sans frontières (VWB/VSF) is recruiting for Young Volunteer placements to support program activities and partners in Cambodia, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Vietnam.
Our Young Volunteers Program provides University students and recent graduates strongly supported international volunteer placements. These placements contribute towards the VETS program objectives, but offer additional support to volunteers through on-going technical training and guidance from experience supervisors.
We have found it is best to recruit a minimum of two Young Volunteers per partner so that they can support each other during their placements. We also identify one supervisor per county who has worked there before to provide additional advice and guidance. The supervisors will support in predeparture training, veterinary knowledge/skill preparation, country orientation as well travel with the Young Volunteer for their first week(s) to help launch their in-country work. The supervisor will also be available remotely to answer any questions throughout the placement.
Successful candidates will be deployed to work in-country with one of our partner organizations for an 8 - 12 week placement from May - August 2022. To ensure the safety of all our volunteers we regularly monitor the travel risks for each country, including COVID19, and will update travel plans if necessary.
Eligibility criteria for Young Volunteers:
- Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident
- Fully vaccinated against COVID 19 (i.e. minimum of 2 vaccinations/COVID vaccination certificate)
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Student and/or recent University graduate
- Within the last five years
- Expertise in any of the following:
- Animal health, nutrition, dairy management, food safety, health risk assessment, horticulture, monitoring and evaluation, disease management, veterinary medicine, gender equality, communication and/or environment specialists (this list will be updated based on identified partner needs)
If you have any questions regarding the program or the application please contact us through
Uganda Young Volunteer Nikki Sheedy engages in a friendly milking competition with colleague Wilbur Begumya.
Check out our Blog to learn about the experiences of previous volunteers.