Do you live in Nepal and like to volunteer with us?
We need lots of help! You can help for as little as one hour per week by walking some of the dogs at the Chobar Animal Sanctuary. Please fill out the volunteer form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dog walking and grooming at Chobar Animal Sanctuary
Mobile education and treatment camps (fund raising, education)
Communication (membership management, newsletter design, training, etc)
Campaigning (for more information about our campaign, click here )
Are you interesting in volunteering with animals?
Animal Nepal welcomes volunteers who are able to carry out the following jobs for at least 2 months:
Grooming and Walking Dogs
Grooming and Feeding Donkeys
You are expected to pay for your flight, lodging and food. We provide you with lunch at our shelters on a daily basis. We also help you find a comfortable room @ Rs 1000-2000 ($ 10-20) per night. We pick you up from the airport and offer you orientation classes and sightseeing before you start the work.
You will qualify as a volunteer tourist. The Nepal government offers 5 months tourist visa in a year. You can apply at the Nepal Embassy or Consulate in your home country or buy one upon arrival at the airport. Bring US dollars or euros for this purpose.
We provide you with a briefing before you start and a coordinator is always available to answer your questions. Although we are a small, busy team, we try our best to make you feel comfortable.
You need to take anti-rabies and other required vaccinations in your home country.
Yes, you need to register with the Nepal Veterinary Council. Please bring your certificate and any official document that you have. You will be asked to pay US$ 100 to practice in Nepal.
Helping animals in a country that needs volunteers such as yourself can be a very rewarding experience! Our staff are a motivated lot and the dogs and equines we treat are generally wonderful creatures.
At the same time, working here can be difficult. Kathmandu is highly polluted and suffers from a lack of water, electricity and fast internet connection. Animal suffering is abundant in Nepal; you may feel overburdened by the scale of the problems.
The facilities and care provided to the animals will not be up to Western standards. You might become attached to the animals which are returned to the street after recovery. The staff will lack skills (some are illiterate) and at times there will be communication problems.
Things you can do to make your volunteer experience a happy and fruitful one: