Animal Care Volunteer Programs in the Caribbean

Company : V2 Volunteer & Vacation
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months
Approx Costs: 1500 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Volunteer as an animal care assistant in Jamaica and Tobago.  You will provide hands on-help to some of the islands' most effective yet underfunded animal shelters. 

In areas afflicted with high poverty rates, the cost of food and time to care for pets can become too much with dogs and cats suffering the most.  Playing with animals is a simple pleasure, helping to protect vulnerable ones is something of a calling for every dog or cat lover.


The Position Involves:

  • Working with shelter staff to rescue abandoned animals
  • Reuniting lost pets with their owners
  • Rehabilitating injured, sick or neglected animals
  • Assisting with outreach programmes that promote animal welfare to owners in the local area


As an Animal Care Volunteer, you will:

  • Undertake basic care animal training
  • Support staff working on presentations, demonstrations and talks within the local community as part of their education and outreach remit
  • Feed, exercise and play with animals sorely in need of attention
  • Take part in animal rescue missions, both for stray and domestic animals
  • If you have previous experience working with animals or in veterinary care, you will be able to undertake health checks on the animals


Most suitable for:

Animal lovers and those interested in pursing a career in animal care or veterinary mecidine. 


You will:

  • Make your experience count – we guarantee you placements in areas of need, with local organisations running sustainable projects. All our projects are devised to assist in practical ways in alliance with partners who tell us their needs.
  • Skill development through total immersion - you will gain practical skills, strengthen your existing skill base, develop adaptability and learn frameworks to function in underfunded environments. Your time is not wasted.
  • A Lifelong Experience – not only will you serve in an underfunded area of need in Animal Welfare, you'll make a lifelong alliance with colleagues, fellow volunteers and V2. Animal lovers are some of the most dedicated and loyal people. This will be an experience to promote and share!
  • Work & Play – we compliment your active volunteer adventures with dedicated time to relax and explore the island. All our projects are based in scenic settings: coastal, tranquil countryside or near bustling, lively towns. Get to know your environment, connect with people and take adventures. We will show you a side to these beautiful islands that mass tourism overlooks!
  • Support: before and during – to get the most out of your experience, you need to hit the ground running. We provide essential support before you leave home. Once here, we pick you up from the airport, arrange a day of orientation, followed by on-site support and a dedicated supervisor at your place of volunteering. We've got your back – leaving you to focus on maximising your time.
  • Legacy building – when you leave, you join the V2 Volunteer Alumni whose positive impact continues at home. Be an advocate in any way you can. From using your social media channels to promote your volunteer charity to your network, to getting physical with fund raising activities like a Fun Run or collecting old pet care equipment like collars, toys and leads. The good doesn't stop once the plane lands home – we keep that door open with news, developments and suggestions.

Start Dates

April l July l August l October


Previous animal handling experience is a plus, but it is the desire to lend a hand, motivation and enjoyment of animals which count the most.

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