Animal Welfare Volunteer
The aim of the Animal Welfare project is to support the welfare of farm and domestic animals in Tanzania across a diverse range of environments. Volunteers work alongside a local veterinarian, mainly treating farm animals such as rabbits, chickens, cows, pigs and other livestock, and occasionally domestic animals such as dogs and cats. This is a mobile project, and volunteers travel with local vets to farms and homes around Arusha. This is a great opportunity to learn about various diseases and ailments common to animals in Tanzania.
Volunteers can also choose to get involved in weekend work with a local animal welfare organization in Arusha to offer assistance to more rural farmers and Maasai animals that do not have access to regular veterinary care. This involves an overnight stay at a Maasai village, helping to provide support in the treatment of sick animals and, if required, helping educate locals on basic animal care. These outreach trips are available at an additional cost of US$100 for two nights. This covers additional transport, meals, water and accommodation.
Volunteers are required to have some experience working with farm animals to qualify for this project, as well as a love of working with animals and passion for animal welfare.
Please note volunteers on the Animal Welfare project are also required to pay a one off placement fee of $80 regardless of your placement duration. This fee is to cover costs involved in supervision and transport and goes directly to the government clinic where you are placed. It is payable directly to Arusha Volunteer Experience local team in Tanzania.