Veterinary Services Trainer
Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA)
Auckland, New Zealand
The Tonga Animal Welfare Society (TAWS) is a grassroots organisation that was established in 2020 by a group of residents who came together to become the voice for animal welfare in Tonga. The organisation is now a registered NGO, with each of the volunteer members giving their time to the operation and logistics of the organisation, and also to animal rescue and welfare. TAWS aims to unite, educate, and support the community in all areas of animal welfare.
This is an e-volunteer assignment with a time commitment of at least five hours per week. While the VSA volunteer will be working from home and can be based anywhere in New Zealand, they will be supporting counterparts based in Tonga.
TAWS are seeking a volunteer who is experienced in veterinary services to train staff and volunteers at TAWS to carry out essential animal welfare tasks. The training would include First Aid for animals, the steps to take when an animal is injured, and minor animal surgery and wound care. The volunteer will also support the TAWS volunteers in the creation of materials to be used in the launch of an animal welfare education programme for children in schools.
We are looking for a candidate with the following professional specifications:
- Veterinary qualifications to at least Veterinary Technician level
- Experience in Training and Mentoring
- Ability to provide technical advice remotely
- Dedication, compassion, and love for animals
Why You'll Love It
There are many things to love about this assignment: firstly, you'll be supporting a volunteer-run, grassroots organisation promote animal welfare in Tonga, secondly you'll have the chance to be inspired by a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers and thirdly, you'll have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with the animal welfare sector in Tonga. As an e-volunteer, you also have the flexibility to volunteer around the hours that suit you and your other commitments while being supported by the wider VSA team throughout your assignment.
To apply for this assignment, visit www.vsa.org.nz and apply online today.
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