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ABOUT Volunteer at Kombo Veterinary Service

Volunteering is a different type of spending your vacation that allows you to be active, contribute to the local community while at the same time getting a deep insight in the local lifestyle, traditions and culture.
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Start of the experience

Arrive at the clinic

How will your day look like?

At Kombo Veterinary Services (KVS), you will be warmly welcomed by our dedicated team. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced veterinarians and veterinary nurses in a dynamic veterinary clinic, where you can make a significant impact in the local animal care community.

What to expect during your volunteering experience

During your time at KVS, you will engage in a wide range of activities related to animal healthcare. You may assist in animal examinations, participate in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, perform wound dressing, administer vaccinations, and even observe or assist in surgeries. Additionally, you will have the chance to contribute to the care of hospitalized animals, providing intensive care, feeding, and ensuring clean cages. Moreover, you will learn how to educate pet owners on nutrition, preventive healthcare, and general pet care.

KVS is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including two consultation rooms, a surgery room, digital X-ray and ultrasound machines, and offers services such as blood and fecal examinations, dental care, and grooming. As a volunteer, you will gain valuable hands-on experience in these services and have the opportunity to learn from our skilled professionals.

End of Experience

Upon completion of your volunteering experience at Kombo Veterinary Services, you will depart with newfound knowledge and skills, cherished memories, and a sense of fulfillment, knowing that you have made a significant difference in the lives of animals and their owners. Apply today and embark on a unique and fulfilling volunteering opportunity in the beautiful country of The Gambia.

RATES

Prices are per person and depend on the length of your stay. Please note inclusions and exclusions below and send us an inquiry for an exact quotation.

PRICES

3 week volunteering experience
250€
3 week volunteering package
650€

inclusions

What is included

3-week volunteering experience includes:

  • Application fee
  • Charity contribution towards the Kombo Vets
  • Support from an on-site coordinator
  • Preparatory online activities and consultation
  • Lunch (on-site)

 

3-week volunteering package includes:

  • Application fee
  • Charity contribution towards the Bijilo Clinic
  • Support from an on-site coordinator
  • Preparatory online activities and consultation
  • Accommodation in the volunteer home (shared room)
  • Transportation from and to the airport
  • Introductory walk in the surrounding area
  • On-site assistance
  • Assistance in planning free time activities
  • Lunch (on-site)

What is excluded

3-week volunteering experience does not include:

  • Daily transfers to and from the project
  • Airport pick up and drop off (can be arranged for an additional fee)
  • Food: breakfast and dinner are not provided
  • Accommodation (can be arranged for an additional fee)
  • International flights to and from The Gambia
  • Travel and Medical insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Free time activities (workshops, trips, tours)
  • Souvenirs

 

3-week volunteering package does not include:

  • Daily transfers to and from the project
  • Food: breakfast and dinner are not provided
  • International flights to and from The Gambia
  • Travel and Medical insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Free time activities (workshops, trips, tours)
  • Souvenirs

 

Can start any day
Depending on the availability, volunteer work can start any day of the week; we do recommend to start on Monday.
min. 7 days
Your volunteering experience should last at least 7 days, but you can stay with us as long as you like.
Customization Option
We can adjust your volunteering experience and combine it with work on other fields or prepare an all inclusive itinerary for you.
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FAQ

How long can I volunteer?

The optimal period is three weeks, but the volunteering experience should not go for less than one week. Long term volunteering (one month upwards) is also an option.

How demanding is the experience?

Depending on your tasks at hand, the difficulty of the work may vary. Generally, it is moderately demanding.

Travel as a volunteer to The Gambia

Travelling as a volunteer can definitely change your life. It can teach you a lot, and it can open your eyes for you. This is why we have been inviting volunteers to join our work since 2014. Not to only give but to learn. So if you are thinking of having a life-changing experience by travelling as a volunteer to the Gambia, think no more.
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OFFERED BY

Volunteer Trails

With the heritage of making a change in The Gambia for the past 12 years, Volunteer Trails is the creation of a new vision that will improve the quality of lives of Gambians in a sustainable and self-sufficient way.

We are the voice for responsible volunteering and eco-, rural- and community-based travel in The Gambia.
Everyone involved in our projects is fairly paid and encouraged. Hand in hand with communities, we create job opportunities as we don’t believe that (just) giving is beneficial to the people and their future. Our mission is to minimize or completely remove dependency on instant cash donations. Instead, we believe there must be an exchange of services and/or products for earnings.

Education, exchange, sharing, accepting and making an impact is our mission. And we invite like-minded people to join us.

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