Our project relies heavily on team work. You must be willing to perform tasks that may not be part of your everyday work, such as carrying animals, cleaning, packing, organizing, taking inventory, etc.
This will be a working trip, not a vacation. Our days are usually ten hours long, including the 45-minute one-way trip to and from the Exclusion Zone, with few breaks. You will have time off to relax. Any vacation time in the area must be taken before or after the dates you have committed to volunteer.
This project involves work mostly with large dogs (over 20 kilos/44 pounds). There are few cats in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. We are treating the cats of Slavutych, the worker-city just outside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
At this time we are only able to accept self-funded volunteers. We plan our project schedule based on one or two-week shifts for a total of four weeks.
Please ensure you have the time and financing available prior to submitting your application.
You must provide us with valid passport information three months prior to the project start date.
We reserve the right to dismiss volunteers. You will be provided with a copy of our Code of Conduct and Protocols.