Volunteering with The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust
We welcome professional volunteers such as vets, equine dentists, farriers, physiotherapists throughout the year. Supporters and horse lovers are welcome to visit, but the only time they can be really useful to us is at the time of the annual show which is normally in December each year. The best times for professional volunteers to come are from November to April which is the tourist season as the weather is better and cheaper package flights can be found. You may come at any time of the year, but be warned it can be slightly more expensive and the weather can get quite hot. July to September is the rainy season.
Whilst working with us provides volunteers with valuable experience, we ask that in return, you share your knowledge and teach our staff and students from The College and University as well as our apprentices. Over the years our wonderful volunteers have made a real and lasting contribution to animal health and welfare through their training. We will meet you at the airport and provide food water and accommodation. Volunteers usually come for two weeks, sometimes longer and we split their stays between our two centres.
Costs – We provide food water and accommodation for £25 per day and we charge £15 for airport transfers, all other travel is provided by the charity.
If you would like to apply and for further information, please contact [email protected]