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Young Volunteers Program

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 Ghana, Kenya, Cambodia 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

Please review the following placement descriptions


Communication and Social Media Specialist

Animal Health Specialist

Animal Nutrition Specialist

Communication Specialist


Dairy Advisor

Dairy Processing Technologist

Gender Specialist


Biosecurity Support Officer(s) (2 positions available)


Risk Analysis and One Health Training Assistant


The application deadline has been extended. If you are interested in applying please submit your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 30, 2021

Please include YVP 2022 and the job title of your preferred position in the subject line.

Download the YVP Application here

If you have any questions regarding the program or the application please contact us through 

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Uganda Young Volunteer Nikki Sheedy engages in a friendly milking competition with colleague Wilbur Begumya.

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