International Organization For Animal Protection (OIPA) CAMEROON
What We Need
By volunteering with OIPA Cameroon , you will make a major contribution to the welfare of both domestic and wild animals and the environment in Cameroon . On a personal level, you will have the unique opportunity to work alongside some incredible animals and gain the satisfaction that comes from helping to make a positive impact on their lives (and yours!). Working with the local community and the inspiring people who run OIPA is an opportunity of a lifetime!
No previous experience is required but you will need to be willing and enthusiastic. A strong interest in conservation and wildlife, animal welfare and environment protection is recommended. You will need to be physically fit, able to tolerate high temperatures and humidity, work well within a team and be adaptable to living and working in a group.
What are Volunteer duties?
As a volunteer you will spend minimum of 5 hours daily working for animals both stray/owned, domestic/wild and environment protection. In addition, you will also enjoy the opportunity to visit local communities in Cameroon and meeting people in remote areas with different culture and traditions.
Your first day with OIPA will consist of an orientation session and full details of the locations where you are going to work. The orientation will cover both logistical information regarding how the organization is run and educational material detailing the fundamentals of animal welfare and environmental basics. You will be trained and supervised by the experienced animal keepers and vet technician in collaboration with the ministry of livestock fisheries and animal industries of Cameroon.
Each day is a little bit different at OIPA and Volunteer activities may include the following:
Preparing and distributing Food to stray animals
Catching and stray animals
Gardening / Plantation /Nursery Maintenance & Development
Teaching nursery, primary and secondary school on animal welfare, care and environment protection
Meeting with hunters and discussing on alternative means of income
Working with our mobile clinic to provide medical care to stray and some owned animals
Working as a secretary at the OIPA secretariat
Working with OIPA investigators to monitor and investigate cruelty and bust meat trafficking
Note: OIPA is not responsible for any expenses we only provide free accommodation.
Volunteer must be willing to work and stay in remote areas.
Must speak and understand English
What are the Working Hours?
Monday to Friday
09.00 Hrs to 17.00 Hrs
Lunch break : 1300 Hrs
Saturdays and Sundays are free days for you to relax and explore.
When & Who
What we Provide
including transportation from Airport to project located
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More Services we Offer
During you volunteering period, we will give you to opportunity to visit the most beautiful places in Cameroon. Cameroon is blessed with almost of specie of wild animals. You will have the unique opportunity to visit the Congo basin which is the second largest rain forest on earth with over 10000 wild species .
Other Ways to support us
We train volunteer on project management wildlife identification.
animal behavior, first aid treatment on animals .
Additional Info about Us
Our staff work round the clock to ensure the welfare of animals through many activities. We have a standby team that will ensure your volunteering period will be a success.
We are determined to guide our volunteers. We will provide the assistance required for you to obtain a visa. We issue invitation letter to our volunteers and assist the with all documents needed to easy visa application process. our team will revive you upon arrival.
We welcome volunteer year round.
OIPA Cameroon is a registered and authorised animal protection organization that works with communities , institutions , partners, cso's and the government of Cameroon to ensure the welfare of animals and the places they leave . we are the only organization in Cameroon that take animal welfare education to rural community and provide free treatment and vaccines to animals in the poorest communities of Cameroon .