Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

WECare Sri Lanka


Founded and lead by a team of international vets & nurses, WECare aims to practice the highest possible standard of international veterinary care in the field.

There are an estimated three million street dogs in Sri Lanka, lacking even the most basic veterinary care.

WECare focuses on three main areas – neutering and vaccinations, treatment of illness and injury, and educating the community about the welfare of roaming dogs.

Their small, dedicated team of full-time staff, needs hard-working volunteers to keep the hospital and everything behind the scenes running.

Volunteers are needed all year round, either at the ECC Hospital or for vaccination projects and CNVR programmes so please contact us if you’d like to help.

WECare Sri Lanka

Volunteering at WECare

WECare has three options for those wishing to volunteer
1. Volunteers, Hospital-based 
  • Experience: 3+ years
  • Sign-up: We require 2-3 months commitment for this
  • Dates: All year
  • Role: Our veterinary surgeons are responsible for working within the clinical team to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for street dogs and other animals that come into our care in Sri Lanka.
  • Tasks: Daily care of all inpatients, including prescribing and administering medications, managing wounds, drains, feeding tubes, catheters, dressings and fractures.
  • Surgery (both routine and specialist), diagnostic tests and consultations.
2. Volunteers, CNVR Large Scale events
  • Experience: 3+ years
  • Sign-up: We require project commitment (which is 2-5 weeks)
  • Dates: Run twice a year, May and November
  • Role: CNVR Outreach veterinary surgeon
  • Tasks: Daily neutering surgery (+ health checks, other clinical support during the event)
3. Volunteers, CNVR/Outreach daily projects
  • Experience: 3+ years
  • Sign-up: We require a minimum commitment of 2 weeks (4-5 working days)
  • Dates: Contact us for dates
  • Role: Outreach programmes for veterinary surgeons
  • Tasks: Includes microchipping & vaccinating and/or CNVR (neutering surgeries), community engagement

Volunteers receive:

  • Assistance with in-country veterinary registration
  • Assistance with visas
  • Transfers to/from places of project work including domestic flights to outer islands
  • Local orientation and hospitality
  • VBB t-shirt
  • Professional indemnity and public liability insurance
  • Accomodation (for volunteers staying one month +)

CNVR – Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release

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