Volunteers are an integral part of TWS . We’re always looking for motivated individuals that are interested in making a difference in the lives of these rescued animals. The past of these rescue animals may have been difficult but their future does not have to be. That’s where you come in, and that’s why you are such a vital part of this organization.
These animals have seen the worst of times and have suffered both mental and physical trauma, but with time and care they can overcome these trials and can leave this behind them.
In order to volunteer, please ensure you meet the following criteria:
– Be at least 16 years of age
– If under 18, consent form should be signed by legal guardian
– Certify that you have had a tetanus shot in the last five years
– Be able to commit to at least one day per week or 8 hours per month. (OR – Volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours per month)
– Have your personal pets vaccinated
– Must be able to attend the orientation before being enrolled into the volunteer program
– Must submit a Waiver of Liability form
– Select at least one team to be actively a part of (Listed in application form)
Please consider these carefully before applying to be a volunteer at TWS.
At TWS we offer an internship programme that provides DVM students a unique opportunity to expand their practical experience in veterinary medicine. Our internship programme provides an excellent foundation for those students keen to gain hands on experience in an animal shelter environment.
It gives them the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into valuable practice by promoting the welfare of street animals and by treating sick, injured and abused street rescues. It gives an invaluable experience into the condition and sad plight of these street animals, and how to make a difference not just to their lives but to change society perceptions towards these animals.
Veterinary interns participate in various tasks and procedures under the -guidance and supervision of our resident vets. These include:
– Maintaining heath of shelter animals
– Assisting in injury and wound care
– Ensuring wellbeing of all quarantine animals receiving treatment
– Observing and assisting in surgeries
– Working closely with the resident vets on all aspects of shelter medicine