Animal Health & Welfare in Fiji

Company : Volunteer.Travel
Activities: Family Volunteer Projects / Career Break / NGO / Animal Volunteer Projects / Medical, Health, Medicine / Veterinary Internships
Country: Fiji
Location : Suva
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months
Approx Costs: 1000 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Enhance your skills as you gain valuable experience working in an animal shelter, and soak up the true Fijian lifestyle in a friendly and laidback community.

The Fijian archipelago lies scattered lazily in the achingly blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, bathed in the radiant antipodean sunlight. Its towns and villages are veritable melting pots of cultural influences – see multicoloured Hindu temples perched next to relics of the traditional indigenous spirit houses with their lingering sense of an ancient magic.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

You will work closely with a local animal welfare charity and will be substantially involved in the day to day running of a large urban animal welfare centre. You may cover activities ranging from cleaning animal cages, caring for stray and abandoned cats and dogs, helping to re-home pets or educating local communities about the importance of animal welfare. Your level of involvement will of course depend on your skills, practical work experience and academic qualifications.

You will be encouraged to bring your own initiative and enthusiasm to the project , whilst also constantly learning from professionals working alongside you. Those with Veterinary experience may be able to involve themselves in minor procedures, whilst those with less experience will be able to take part in the general care of animals and maintenance of the shelter. You will have the choice of either concentrating on a particular aspect of the animal welfare centre you are interested in or work across many different elements. Wherever your goals lie, whether purely in a career in veterinary sciences or just as a personal interest to protect vulnerable animals, this project has something for you. As well as all this, you will discover more about this exotic destination and its people through your work and involvement in the project.

Start Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

First and Third Monday of the month.

Alternative dates available on request.

Costs / Benefits

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Before you go
- Pre-departure support
- Travel & medical advice & documentation
- Equipment advice

In-country
- Airport pick-up (subject to your project start date)
- Food (two meals per day)
- Basic accommodation (hostel upgrade available at extra cost)
- Local orientation
- Project briefing
- In-country emergency support
- 24-hour international HQ back-up
- Airport pickup subject to start date
- In-country transfers subject to start date

Booking / Enquiry

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