Volunteers can choose to work on the animal welfare campaign, or in the animal shelter – or do both! The need of more adequate animal care and education of the population in and around the Arusha area is huge. The shelter cares for a large number of puppies and fully grown dogs, and some cats. The animal welfare program works on education and awareness programs in the Meru region to protect animals from cruelty by promoting, improving, and developing matters concerning the welfare and understanding of animals. They are fighting for a different perception of animals within their culture and society and the five freedoms of animals: freedom from hunger and thirst, freedom from discomfort, freedom from pain, injury and disease, freedom from fear and distress and freedom to express normal behavior. The program works on a variety of initiatives to increase understanding and to make real change to the lives of animals. Volunteers on this program will gain great experience on a variety of initiatives and know that they are truly helping animals in need.
Goals of this Project:
- Provide essential care and support to vulnerable animals in Tanzania
- Increase awareness of the plight of animals in Tanzania and educate people on animal rights
- Create a safer society for animals to live
- Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike.
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to give their time and energy to help protect and conserve the domesticated animals of Tanzania. This project is best suited to those who are either pursuing a career in animal conservation/zoological studies, or who simply wish to explore an interest in this field. However, the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by one of local project leaders. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact