Volunteer Kathmandu, Nepal: Street Dog Care Center Program

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Program Description

Nearly 25000 dogs are wandering in streets of populated Kathmandu. Many of these dogs are living in very poor condition suffering from starvation, disease and maltreatment. At the same time more 200 people dies every year due to rabies and contact with street dogs so to the animal center had been operating for more than 10 years, rescuing and sheltering the stray dogs and trying to bring down this figure into Zero. Currently the center has 60 dogs under treatment. Animal center is main focus on treating street dogs and currently main objective is focus on three major programs:

1) Animal birth control (sterilization)
2) Rabies vaccination
3) Public Awareness Program

This program could be suitable for anyone who is very animal loving and who wants to build career as a veterinary doctor. You can either volunteer as a PreVet student or post vet (non technical or technical). Interns can help in providing care, examination, field trip, treatment and assistance to the vet Dr during the surgery. On the other hand, the volunteer can participate in awareness campaign about the importance of care of animal and reporting the cruelty to the concern authority at school and local community and also taking care of the ground and painting.

No Prior experience is needed. Volunteer need to be very caring, patience and dedicated. Volunteers need to take anti- rabies vaccination and other required vaccine suggested by your GP in your home country.

Highlights

Included:
Accommodation & Food
Local host families/guesthouses have been handpicked by ABV local staff. Depending on the program 2, or 3 meals a day are provided. Housing for couples, and small groups can be arranged together.

Airport pick up & drop off
Our staff will be waiting in the arrivals area when you land in-country. At the end of the program you will be provided transportation back to the airport (or ferry/bus station)

In-country orientation with staff on arrival
Our staff will help you get acclimated when you arrive. They will escort you to your host family, help you exchange money, buy or rent a cell phone, get you acclimated to using local buses and taxi. And more...

Qualifications

Program Schedule
Program starts and ends in Kathmandu
Airport meet and greet in Kathmandu. Afternoon city tour and orientation
Monday to Friday volunteering. 30-40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:
Flights to Nepal. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Project Length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
Project dates: Year round. Choose any date to arrive.
Arrival airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Accommodation: Local host family / Host placement center
Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily
Airlines: Turkish Air, Qatar Air, Malaysian Airways, Air India, Jet Airways, Thai Air, Ethiad
Vaccinations: Typhoid and Hep A wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Locations

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Program Details

Provider:
A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Location
  • Nepal: Kathmandu
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
Languages:
English, Nepali
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
From US$745 for a week up to US$2980 for 12 weeks
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