Volunteer role: Veterinary Advisor

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Volunteer role: Veterinary Advisor

Type of Role: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Location: Uganda
Application Closing Date: 29 Oct 2019
Interview Date: TBD
Start Date: TBD

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The overall purpose of the job is to support the further growth of livestock farmers by improving the economic viability of dairy farmers by appropriately increasing productivity of dairy cattle, improved fertility management and appropriate genetic improvement; animal breeding, feeding and extension service delivery models

Skills, qualifications and experience

Competencies and Behaviour

Veterinarian Degree
• Large Animal Practitioner
• Animal fertility work experience and familiar with Artificial Insemination

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.


As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.


VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO

Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.


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Cook Islands SPCA – Volunteering

Come and volunteer in paradise! Whether you’re on holiday or staying a bit longer we would love to have your help!


The dogs who reside at the SPCA Shelter are walked twice a day, you are welcome to grab a lead and assist the caretaker with walking duties and/or cleaning duties. If this sounds like something you would like to do you can contact Cameron on 73362 and he will let you know what time suits.


Our caretaker role generally rotates once every 6 months, so if you think you would like to do a stint in Raro living on site at the Shelter, and you have applicable previous animal handling and shelter experience we would love to hear from you so we can keep you in mind should a suitable role arise.


If you are living on the island and would like to help us out in the shop, great! Please contact the SPCA Secretary via our email address or Facebook page (listed on our ‘Contact Us‘ tab).

For more information please click here