CHERNOBYL DOGS PROJECT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION (2018)
This application is for individuals who are interested in volunteering for the Chernobyl Dogs Project. Our mission is to spay/neuter, vaccinate, and microchip the stray dog and cat population in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Please read the information below before completing the volunteer application. You will be volunteering in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone as guests of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the Exclusion Zone Management Agency. There is a strict code of conduct that must be followed and permission to enter the Exclusion Zone takes paperwork and planning. Only serious volunteers committed to our mission should apply.

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.

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Contact information (home phone, cell phone; will you have cellular service in Ukraine?)
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What position are you applying for? *
Were you referred to Dogs of Chernobyl?
Current employer and occupation
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Do you have any special needs that may affect your ability to work?
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Why are you interested in volunteering for the Chernobyl Dogs Project?
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Are you comfortable around unsocialized dogs and cats? If yes, do you have experience handling them?
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Are you comfortable assisting with veterinary medical procedures, e.g., handling blood, feces, and vomit?
What languages do you speak fluently?
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Please list special skills you have that will be valuable for the project. If you are a veterinarian or veterinary technician, please list your experience with HQHV (high-quality high-volume) spay neuter programs. (Additional information may be requested).
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This project requires ongoing physical labor by all participants, are you willing to assist?
Can you lift and carry 22 kilos/44 pounds unassisted?
This project requires a minimum commitment of 2 weeks. How long are you available to volunteer?
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