2020 at Veterinary Volunteering
à partir de 827€
- Be part of a team that takes care of rescued wildlife, some of which are on the brink of extinction. Level of experience and knowledge demonstrated will determine how hands on your externship will be.
- Around 300 animals across 59 different species means a varied case load, externs will have the opportunity to see how different procedures are performed on different species.
- We only accept two (2) veterinary volunteers at any one time, allowing our volunteers the best opportunity to learn and gain experience.
- Experience high standards of veterinary care in a wildlife rescue center with a well educated team.
- Our volunteer bungalows, replete with hammocks, are perfect for relaxing after a hard day's work. Waking up to the gibbons singing never gets old on our grounds.
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À propos du programme
Are you veterinarian, vet nurse/technician, or veterinary student looking to gain more experience in wildlife medicine? Join our team and gain vital, unique experience!
Lao Conservation Trust for Wildlife (LCTW) is a non-profit wildlife rescue, conservation and education center. Our mission is to spread awareness of the illegal wildlife trade crisis in Laos and stimulate conservation action within Laos. When possible, our rescues are rehabilitated and released ...
It is important to remember that working with wildlife can keep you on your toes. Our routine is subject to change at a moments notice and we appreciate our volunteers understanding with these abrupt changes in our daily schedule!
At any time we can receive a large confiscation of wildlife from the ...
Activités de loisirs
Close to the Center, there is a hotel pool which volunteers can use for approximately $1.50. Staff can drive you to/from the hotel.
In our village we have markets with food, basic clothing and amenities. Additionally, within a 30-40 min walk are a couple of larger music venues where live bands ...
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Informations sur l'arrivée
We pick up volunteers in Vientiane (the capital of Lao PDR), on Sunday mornings between 10:30am and 11:30am. If your flight does not arrive until the afternoon then we encourage volunteers to arrive on the Saturday before stay overnight in a hotel/hostel in Vientiane.
To make your accommodation as comfortable as possible for you, please state in your application if you would prefer to share a room with the same gender, or if you have no preference. Often, volunteers have their own private accommodation, but this is cannot be guaranteed as it depends on current number of volunteers.
We will arrange pickup from your hotel or the airport in Vientiane before taking you to LCTW. Before taking you to the Center, we can stop at a western style supermarket for you to pick up some snacks/treats that you won't find in our village.
We recommend that upon arrival in Laos, you get a SIM card for your phone. You will be added to a Whatsapp group chat so that you are apprised of what is going on and have ability to communicate with Staff and the team at any time. The two major carriers, Unitel and Lao Telecom are both sold at the airport. Data and SIM cards are very reasonably priced. As of 2023/2024, the cost is between $5 and $10 USD for SIM and 40GB of data.
We also recommend exchanging cash at the airport because where we are located is a small rural village. Stores accept cash and do not accept cards. The cash allows you to buy any souvenirs, ice creams, soda/soft drinks, beer, etc.
After we pick you up and arrive to the center, we will have an induction to our program which includes settling you into your bunglaow and facilities tour, a tour of our center, an introduction to our Rescue Team and the animals you may be working with. You are then free to spend your Sunday afternoon relaxing at the bungalow, visiting our village, or perhaps going back to see more of the animals.
In our village you will find a pharmacy, market for clothes/food and convenience stores. There are also ATMs in the nearby villages; one of our staff can drive you there if you need to withdraw cash. There is even a hotel pool nearby that volunteers can go to on their day off.
On Monday morning, you get started straight away in the clinic onboarding and becoming familiar with clinic operations! Our coordinator will meet you and explain the general schedule for the day and begin your training.
We will also drop you off at the airport or in the city of Vientiane after your stay with us. We are happy to give travel advice should you continue your adventure after your stay with us.
(The currency in Lao is the KIP, some hotels/stores will accept US dollars if the notes are in good condition, but it is better to use the local currency. Lao KIP is also a closed currency so you will not be able to get it until you enter the country)
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