ANIMAL RESCUE AND CARE – DOGS & CATS RESCUE AND CARE – WORKING AT A VET CENTER
Animal rescue and care volunteering in Vietnam provides you an opportunity to contribute to the welfare of animal in Vietnam. Volunteers will work at an animal rescue centre which located 40 miles West-North outskirt of Ho Chi Minh city. The centre rescues wildlife animal that are confiscated from illegal animal trade. After the animal recovered and have been rehabilitated, they are returned back to the wild. There are normally over 300 rescued animals including rescued primates, bears, exotic birds reptiles and other small mammals. Volunteers will have an unique opportunity to work alongside some incredible wildlife and gain the satisfaction of helping to make a difference to their lives. The exact nature of the work will be varied all the time and there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ day. However there are certain everyday jobs that will be volunteer responsibility such as feeding the animals, providing water for the animals, assisting with cleaning the enclosures.
Other possible tasks include: construction of new cages and enclosures, working on enclosure enrichments, assisting with tours for visitors, keeping the centre’s grounds clean.
There will be also two more projects which is in the same flied: working to rescue & care dogs & cats & working at a vet center
Duration of the project and participation fee
MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM (what the fee is included)
- Pick up from Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh city) international airport
- Accommodation at Volunteer House (Peace House)
- Food (3 meals per day) & drinking water
- 1 to 3-days Orientation trainingo Presentation of aims and structure of VPV & its’s projects
o Short introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation o Practical information and arrangements
o Basic Vietnamese & local travel guide
o Visit to Host Placement(s)
- 1- day Mid-term Evaluation (for those who stay for 6 months and over)
- 1- day Final Evaluation
- On going support and supervision during the program (24/7 support)
- Local transportation to the project on working days
What is not include in the fee
- Air fare, visa and travel/medical insurance
- Personage expenses during program
- Meals/Accommodation out arranged by personage plan
THE ARRIVAL AIRPORT AND START DATES
The arrival airport
The arrival airport is Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam (or Ho Chi Minh city international airport – There is another name is Saigon international airport). There are direct connection/flights from this airport to most international airports in the world (North of America, Europe, Asia, Australia, etc).
The start dates
Our projects start officially on every Tuesday, except Tuesday 24 Jan 31 Jan 2017 (as it is holiday).
Office and volunteer house
Office and volunteer house (Peace House) is a 6-storey building on street No.23, Tan Qui ward, District 7, a residential area with many shops surrounding. District 7 is a part of city central and it is about 6km (4 miles) to District 1 (the most central), which is about 15 minutes driving.
There are 6 bedrooms over 3 top floors, with the capacity of hosting up to 40 persons at a time. The normal number is in between 10-25 volunteers. Volunteers will share the room with other volunteers from different countries in the same programme. The normal number will be 1-5 volunteers per room. In the busy season, the size can be either 7 to 9 per room.
By individual request, the private room or twin room can be arranged, either at volunteer house or at private accommodation near by.
The first floor is for office, meeting & dining room. The second floor is for common room & kitchen and thereis a terrace on top for chatting or viewing to city.
Address: No 63, street No 23, Tan Qui ward, District 7, Hochiminh city
In the house, there are TV, PC, free wifi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, hot water, provided meals as well as cooking equipment, common area & terrace. Bunk-beds, fans, sheets, pillows, mosquito-net & blankets are provided. Bathroom is inside every private bedroom with shower (cold & hot water using solar energy) and toilet; please bring your own towel.
There is a permanent cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced, fresh produced daily from Monday to Saturday morning. At the weekend, food will be beef noodle and served by local restaurant near by; apart from this , volunteer are freely to cook in the kitchen.
For some special cases, when volunteers work at projects in other places than Ho Chi Minh city , they will stay at the project site.