Volunteer Animal Care in Jamaica
- Placement locations: Montego Bay, St. James
- Role: To assist with the treatment and care of domestic animals
- Type of placement: Animal day clinic
- Requirements: Interns must be aged 18 years or older
- Accommodation: Host family
- Length of placement: From 2 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Projects Abroad’s Animal Care Project in Jamaica is a practical placement for anyone who wants to do meaningful work with animals. Whether you are a gap year student planning on studying veterinary medicine, an undergraduate, or simply a passionate animal lover, you can get involved and make a difference on our Animal Care Project in Jamaica.
At the Animal Care Project, you will work at an animal day clinic in Montego, St. James. This organization has been in operation for more than 100 years to protect animals from cruelty, neglect, injury, and and abandonment. They also work towards defending the rights of animals.
The educational aspect of the project involves raising awareness in schools to educate children about the importance of caring properly for animals and providing information on how to report cases of abuse, neglect, and cruelty. Teaching children from a young age about the value and responsibility of animal ownership is a vital part of improving the situation in the future.
To participate on this project, you should be at least 18 years old.
Interning on the Animal Care Project in Jamaica
At the Animal Care placement in Jamaica, the clinic you will work at focuses on preventing animal cruelty. There will be a qualified veterinarian on duty daily. You will assist with the following tasks:
- Administrative tasks
- Help run awareness campaigns against animal cruelty
If you are a professional veterinarian, you can undertake clinical work at the animal clinic.
First thing in the morning all of the animals needed feeding, kennels cleaned and repapered, water buckets filled and paddocks cleaned. Due to the vast majority of dogs in Jamaica not being spayed there were always puppies at the haven, which were extremely cute and all had amazing stories of recovery, so playing with the puppies was always fun! Read more...
The Animal Care Project in Jamaica is available for less than a month if you don't have time to join us for a month or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for shorter durations for both the host community and the intern. Although you will gain valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone participating for a longer period.