Rural communities suffer from insufficient access to clean running water, sanitation, and basic healthcare. Nonetheless, they are motivated to improve their communities and aspire to thrive. RVWC volunteers help them achieve these goals through teaching programs and veterinary care.
When volunteering with us, you will encounter a new and wild world as you connect with nature in its most raw form. You will interact with communities living in the backyard of the iconic Kenyan natural parks.
Being a volunteer in Zanzibar brings a greater understanding of marine life and ecosystems. Not only will you live in an exotic paradise while snorkeling or diving around coral reefs and getting up close and personal with some of the most amazing marine animals on the planet, but you will also be mesmerized by new cuisines, new cultures, and new friends!
Volunteering in Malawi brings an appreciation for enthusiasm and creative efforts of communities with very limited infrastructure and largely subsistence economies. You will experience wildlife-domestic-human interactions and conflict first hand. You will also come to understand why Malawi is known as the warm heart of Africa.
Students' veterinary externship and/or your participation in a veterinary course, is part of your volunteering experience. However, RVWC is seeking volunteers throughout the year. Please contact.
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RVWC VETERINARY COURSE
RVWC offers an intensive multidisciplinary veterinary and wildlife conservation course. This course can be adapted to the needs of a specific group.
The course will cover areas such as: the Savannah ecosystem; meeting with local tribal groups; meeting with key people in the field of wildlife research and conservation in Kenya; comparative medicine of represented wildlife species; avian medicine; large animal practice in the Nilotic Tribes; and an introduction to the indigenous community and sustainability efforts. Participants will learn about preventative medicine and common diseases of various wildlife species.
Needless to say that in this course, students will enjoy recreational activities, culinary exploration, local guest speakers and an overall intimate exposure to Kenya’s wildlife, people, and its diverse culture.
The course will be coordinated by RVWC Executive Director, Dr. Shachar Malka.
In addition to gaining clinical experience at the clinic, the course will also include clinical experience with sea turtles and an introduction to marine biology and conservation. Day and night dives and/or snorkeling are offered.
The course will be coordinated by RVWC Executive Director Dr. Shachar Malka.