Stray Dog Rehabilitation Assistant

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founded in 1989
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Coordinator | Lauren
Coordinator | Lauren
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Much of Nepalese culture including many other Asian cultures unfortunately do not hold dogs with the same esteem as western cultures. You're helping educate and care for mistreated animals
A social experience, you'll be staying in large volunteer houses with many international travellers
Experience the real Nepal in the lively and incredible city of Kathmandu. The volunteer houses are very safe with dedicated staff who really care and want each volunteer to have wonderful experience
Make memories you will remember for the rest of your life. Meet new people and learn about the world and yourself.
This program aims to rescue injured and mistreated stray dogs for rehabilitation and safe housing in pet shelters so they can be put up for adoption of released. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singoli
Coppie
Famiglie
Gruppi
50+

Much of Nepalese culture including many other Asian cultures unfortunately do not hold dogs with the same esteem as western cultures.  It is very heartbreaking to see stray dogs everywhere in Nepal.  These dogs are often starving and suffer from various skin disorders, diseases, infected wounds, parasites and related conditions.  

Many pet owners do not accept responsibility for their pets which are often very poorly looked after and often kicked out of their homes once they’ve grown older.  These animals are then left to fend for themselves on the streets in horrific conditions and with very little love and attention.

This program aims to rescue injured and mistreated stray dogs for rehabilitation and safe housing in pet shelters so they can be put up for adoption of released.  

The project also operates the Animal Birth Control Program to educate pet owners of the importance of having dogs spayed and neutered.   Animals lovers of all kinds are encouraged to apply.  This may be a confronting placement but also very rewarding. 

Typical day

Role of Volunteers

Volunteers will aid in the rescue of stray dogs in need as well as assistance in getting the back to a health state so they may have the opportunity for adoption.  

Monday to Friday

You will spend your day here shadowing doctors and may be called upon to assist doctors and to also go out into the streets of Kathmandu to identify and rescue dogs that need treatment. Tasks vary depending upon the needs at the time. However, the main ones consist (but are not limited to):

  • Rescuing and treating injured street dogs
  • Sterilization of female dogs
  • Help in feeding stray dogs
  • Cleaning their enclosures
  • Walking the dogs, bathing, cleaning etc.

Additional Requirements

An anti-rabies vaccine is necessary for this project before you arrive into Nepal

Additional Equipment

  • Gloves.
  • Surgical masks.
  • Antiseptics.
  • Disinfectants.

Free-time activities

  • Visit Monkey temples
  • Buddhist monastery temples
  • Cooking classes
  • White water rafting on Trishuli river
  • Markets and cultural experiences
  • Loads of hiking and mountain climbing options!

Climbing
Hiking
Sports
Winter Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Requisiti

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì from 09:00 - 13:00

Servizi inclusi

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI
  • Arrival  airport transfer
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Daily ground transportation (to/from project)
  • Training & supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • Certificate of Completion 
Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

Programs begin every Monday, and volunteers are required to arrive the day prior, for orientation before the project. Your accommodation on the Sunday is included in the program fees.

A free airport pickup is included when arriving to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). You must arrive between the hours 06:00 to 24:00 on Sunday.

If arriving outside the pickup times on Sunday, you can book a private transfer for US$50.

If arriving during the week, or on Saturday, we charge US$50 for any extra night’s accommodation before your program, and another US$50 fee for a private transfer.

Alternatively, if arriving early you could wait at the arrival’s terminal for the pickup time, book accommodation at the airport and meet us during the pickup times or make your own way to the project (we will advise on how to do this).

From the airport to Kathmandu accommodation, it takes 45 minutes by taxi.

For Pokhara placements you will be picked up at KTM airport and spend the first night (Sunday) at the accommodation in Kathmandu. On Monday you will have an orientation day in Kathmandu (no orientation is offered in Pokhara). On Tuesday, you will be transferred to Pokhara, before starting your project on the Wednesday. If your first project is in Pokhara then the transfer is included. If first volunteering in Kathmandu, and then changing to a project in Pokhara, you will need to pay extra for the transfer. 

For Buddhist monastery placements please note that transfers between Kathmandu and monasteries are not included in the program fee. You will be picked up at KTM airport and spend the first night (Sunday) at the accommodation in Kathmandu. On Monday you will have an orientation day in Kathmandu. On Tuesday, you will transfer to the monastery. We highly recommend doing the cultural orientation week add-on project for monastery projects, so you have a full understanding of the local culture. 

Accommodation

Kathmandu accommodation includes;

  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays,  2 Meals p/day weekends (mostly vegetarian cuisine)
  • 4-6 persons p/room
  • Wifi in public areas (Quality is not the best though.  You may want to purchase a local SIM data plan)
  • T.V, DVD player, computer
  • Laundry facilities (at an additional fee)
  • Lockable rooms
  • Hot shower
  • Private bathrooms
  • Bed Linen (no towels)
  • Mosquito protection
  • Fans (no air-con)
For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available for an additional cost (approx US $150 p/room p/week).  This must be booked well in advance and is subject to availability. 

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Nepalese food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about once per week. You can chose to eat out at any of the local restaurants.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Nepal provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Project starts each Monday with Sunday arrivals receiving the complimentary airport pickup

Availability
gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$670
2 weeks
$785
3 weeks
$1.000
4 weeks
$1.220
8 weeks
$2.070
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2.970
Average fees
$459 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. Involvement Volunteers IVI vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Involvement Volunteers IVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Stray Dog Rehabilitation Assistant

This program aims to rescue injured and mistreated stray dogs for rehabilitation and safe housing in pet shelters so they can be put up for adoption of released.

$459/week

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