WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE IS OIPA CAMEROON IS LOOKING FOR

OIPA Cameroon is looking for like-minded people who would like to create a world where animals and their environment are respected and protected. By volunteering with OIPA Cameroon you will make a major contribution to the welfare of both domestic and wild animals that live in the country. You will have the unique opportunity to work with some fascinating animals and gain the satisfaction that comes from making a positive impact on their lives. Furthermore, you will be in close contact with the local communities and the inspiring people who run OIPA.

Volunteers are welcome all year round. The only thing you need is enthusiasm and your best will, no previous experience is required. Of course, you will have a strong interest in the conservation of wildlife, animal welfare and environment protection.

YOUR DUTIES AS A VOLUNTEER AND WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

As a volunteer, you will spend a minimum of 5 hours per day (minimum two days) working with stray, owned, domestic and wild animals. Therefore, you should be physically fit, able to tolerate high temperatures and willing to work and stay in remote areas. You will also have the opportunity to visit the local communities in Cameroon and meet people in remote areas with different culture and traditions. We expect you to work well within a team and be adaptable to living and working in a group.

Your first day with OIPA will consist of an orientation session and full details of the locations there you are going to work. The orientation will cover both logistical information regarding how the organization in 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. Volunteer activities may include the following:

Preparing and distributing food to stray animals
Catching 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

WORKING HOURS

Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with lunch break at 1.00 pm.

Saturdays and Sundays are free days for you to relax and explore. You will have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful places in Cameroon, a country that is blessed with many species of wild animals.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

You must understand and speak English.

OIPA only provides free accommodation, it is not responsible for any extra expenses.

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED BY OIPA

Your stay should be unforgettable and will be arranged in a way that suites you. Accommodation will be in volunteer’s homes and you will be able to enjoy a variety of exciting meals.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OIPA CAMEROON

The staff works round the clock to ensure the welfare of animals through many activities. OIPA Cameroon is a registered and authorized 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. It is the only organization in the country that brings animal welfare education to rural community and provide free treatment and vaccines to animals in the poorest communities of Cameroon.

CONTACTS

If you need more information about the project, please contact Che Gilbert Ayunwi at cameroon@oipa.org. To apply as a volunteer and to find out more on how you can help OIPA Cameroon, click on this link: GivingWay – OIPA Cameroon

 

You can also make a donation to support OIPA Cameroon’s activities, just remember to write “OIPA Cameroon” in the purpose!