2017 Uganda Young Volunteer Nicole Sheedy (right) takes a blood sample with help from Vivian Namale.
Veterinarians without Borders/Vétérinaires sans frontières has collected applications for the 2018 Young Volunteer Program from adventuresome, young individuals for summer placements May-August 2018.
Through our Young Volunteers Program we offer 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. The participants are 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). 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 will take place in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. The 2018 cohort will be featured soon. Check back for the official annoucment in mid-January!
To learn more about the Young Volunteer experience, check out the blog entries from last year’s volunteers. https://blog.vetswithoutborders.ca.