Trust seeks volunteer to help working equines in Africa

Working equines in The Gambia need ongoing support.
Working equines in The Gambia need ongoing support.

A charity that helps working equines in The Gambia is seeking a long-term volunteer to help with its operations in the small West African nation.

The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust, established 11 years ago, says the role provides a great opportunity for those who have always wanted to help working equines abroad?

The trust is seeking a volunteer administrator to help with its operations in The Gambia for a year.

The trust works to reduce poverty in rural Gambia through improving the health, welfare and productivity of working equines who are heavily relied upon to carry out farming and transportation duties for their owners.

This is done through the provision of veterinary treatments and harnessing materials, and educational animal welfare and management programmes for children and farmers throughout The Gambia.

As a small charity, it relies heavily on long-term volunteers for successful implementation and administration of its activities within The Gambia.

For this reason, applicants are required to be educated to a minimum of degree level and ideally have experience of working with both people and equines.

“An ability to use your own initiative is absolutely essential, as is the ability to work both independently and as part of a team,” the trust said.

“Due to the remote, rural location of the centre, long-term volunteers are required to regularly work outside of ‘normal’ working hours and have an excellent ability to prioritise appropriately in difficult situations.”

Anyone interested in the role should contact for a full description of the position.

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