Animal rescue and care program in Vietnam

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Ho Chi Minh City


The Animal rescue and care program provides you with an opportunity to contribute to the welfare of animals in Vietnam. Volunteers will work at an animal rescue centre which is located 40 miles north-west of Ho Chi Minh City. The centre rescues wildlife animals that are confiscated from illegal animal trade. After successful recovery and rehabilitation, the animals are returned back to the wild. There are usually over 300 rescued animals in the centre including primates, bears, exotic birds, reptiles and other small mammals.

Volunteers will have a unique opportunity to work alongside some incredible wildlife and get the satisfaction of helping to make a difference to their lives. The exact nature of the work will vary all the time and there is no such thing as a 'typical' day. However there are certain everyday tasks that will be volunteer’s responsibility such as: feeding the animals, providing water for them, assisting with cleaning the enclosures. Other possible tasks include: construction of new cages and enclosures, working on enclosure enrichment, assisting with tours for visitors, keeping the centre's grounds clean.

Arrival and orientation: The project starts on Tuesday, except on holidays. Volunteers arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday or Tuesday of every week. A one- to three-day orientation and training is provided at the beginning of the project. It covers topics such as aims and structure of the program, introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation, practical information and arrangements, basic Vietnamese and local travel guide and visits to host placement(s).

Short-term project: 1 - 3 weeks.

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Long-term project: 1 to 12 months.

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Give us a call: 646-657-2900; 310-882-7400; 617-841-0400

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