Volunteering is a great way to obtain hands on experience and a better understanding of the many different career options open to those wishing to work with animals. Whether you are a school leaver seeking a career change, or are undecided about whether working in the animal care sector is for you, then voluntary work is a great way to find out.
If you are seeking a career change, volunteering can be an excellent way of landing your perfect job, as it is common for volunteers to be offered permanent positions. By signing up as a volunteer you will gain an invaluable understanding of the work involved.
There are many organisations in the UK and around the world, that work tirelessly to help animals in need. To achieve this, most rely on voluntary help. Some charities welcome volunteers who can only spare a few hours on weekends, other organisations prefer to have volunteers commit to a specific project with a set volunteer job description.
Through volunteering you will gain many new skills that will benefit you with applying for vacancies or course placements. It is advisable for anyone wanting to work with animals, from would-be veterinary surgeons to animal care assistant, to first embark on some sort of voluntary work with animals before beginning their career.