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Volunteer Trips

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Welcome to our new website! To find what it means for us as a charity, and you as a supporter please read more about it here.

We need your help! There are many options for volunteers with a wide range of experience. Join one of our teams and be the difference in animal welfare, where it really counts.

From qualified vets, vet nurses and vet students to volunteers with no previous veterinary experience - we can use your skills. From dogs and cats to chimps to cheetahs, we offer a range of volunteering options where you can work with a variety of species. We welcome volunteers to join our teams and bring their energy and strength to our cause.

We also offer specific training projects for vet students and newly graduated vets, who are looking to gain practical experience in the field, as harnessing the idealism that fires them to become vets, empowers what we do and strengthens our recruitment options for the future!

Volunteer Veterinary Trips

Pacific Animal Shelter and Hospital

Vets, Vet Nurses

The Pacific Animal Shelter and Hospital in Fiji are looking for experienced vets and nurses for a minimum of 2 weeks to volunteer in their busy animal hospital working with small animals performing routine surgeries and dealing with emergency cases as well as providing general treatments.

Uganda SPCA Need Vets & Nurses

Vets, Vet Nurses

The Uganda SPCA are looking for vets and nurses to volunteer throughout the year, with a minimum placement period of 2 weeks. The Uganda SPCA clinic is responsible for caring for the shelter’s 250 resident cats and dogs at any one time and they are in need of extra veterinary volunteers to help treating animals at the Kampala shelter, assisting with spay and neuter clinics and participating in community clinics.

Paid Vet Vacancy - Cape Town S.Africa


The SA.MAST Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa (SA's largest township) has virtually come to a standstill because they no longer have a vet. Their clinic has been conducting a focused and consistent mass sterilisation and primary treatment programme in SA (Over 19 000 spay / neuters to date) whilst also treating the sick and injured via their animal ambulances, clinic and hospital.

They are looking for a fixed-term contract (long or short term) sole charge Veterinary Surgeon, new graduates are welcome to apply. There is also the possibility of being offered a permanent position if or when it suits both parties.

Work visas for UK or Australian registered Veterinary Surgeons are easily obtainable because the qualification is listed as a critical skills shortage in South Africa.

Kitwe Animal Welfare Society

Vets, Vet Nurses

Kitwe Animal Welfare Society (KAWS) have been a supported charity of WVS since 2015. With very few veterinarians in the region, they are in desperate need of experienced vets and nurses (must have 3 years + post grad experience) to help in their busy clinic and dog shelter. Their goal is to protect animals against negligence, abuse and exploitation, and to promote responsible pet ownership.


Volunteers will be participating in sterilisations, other routine surgeries, health care checks, wound managment, vaccinations coupled with educating pet owners on responsible pet care and rabies prevention awareness. KAWS works tirelessly to help frightened, sick, abandoned and injured animals.

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