VWB/VSF is actively working to mitigate the risks associated with AMR. Our primary focus is on training Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs).
Vets Without Borders has an open graphic designer volunteer position (remote) for our Northern Animal Health Initiative, our project based in Northern Canada.
Job Title: Graphic designer, Volunteer
Location: Remote, access to a computer and internet is required.
Partner Organization: Veterinarians Without Borders
Duration: 6 months
Start Date: As soon as possible
Training: VWB/VSF will provide training orientation.
Eligibility Requirements: Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only.
Language Requirements: English (essential)
Academic Requirements: Post-secondary education, preferably in a related field.
Fundraising: VWB/VSF encourages each volunteer to raise funds towards the organization’s operations.
Overall Goal: Create graphic design content for the Northern Animal Health Initiative.
- Create visually appealing and impactful marketing and communication materials, including brochures, posters, infographics, and social media graphics.
- Support the creation of multimedia presentations and reports for donors and stakeholders.
- Work closely with the northern teams to ensure consistent and effective visual communication
- Proficiency in graphic design software, including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.).
- Ability to share strong portfolio demonstrating creative and visually appealing design work.
- Excellent attention to detail and a keen eye for branding.
- Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
- Passion for the mission and values of Veterinarians Without Borders.
- Previous experience with non-profit organizations is a plus but not required.
- Graphic design certifications
About The Northern Animal Health Initiative
Canada’s vast, sparsely populated northern regions are defining elements of our nation, where dogs are integral to the culture, and iconic for these regions. Unfortunately, there are wide gaps in access to veterinary services in northern Canadian communities, resulting in animal health and welfare concerns as well as human health and safety issues.
There are only a handful of full-time veterinary clinics operating in the three Canadian territories; in addition, long distances, physical isolation of communities, and high travel expenses reduce access to veterinary services across the north. In 2017, a VWB report documented over 50 communities of 100 or more people who were without access to full-time veterinary care. Many of these communities have never had temporary veterinary clinics and have requested the resources to offer basic animal health care, as well as assistance in providing programs to address One Health issues, such as rabies transmission.
We have operationalized our Northern Animal Health Initiative with the vision of being strategic and focused on the sustainability of the intervention. There is enhanced emphasis on implementation of a community animal health worker framework and training to expand services across the targeted Territories and on engaging Territorial governments and Indigenous leadership for strengthened legislative environments. The provision of annual temporary veterinary clinics is part of this. This is done in a participatory manner to allow for supporting/strengthening of the partnerships.
About Veterinarians Without Borders
Veterinarians without Borders/Vétérinaires sans frontières (VWB/VSF) works for, and with, communities in need to foster the health of animals, people and the environments that sustain us. VWB/VSF works nationally and internationally to train animal health workers, increase food security, and improve animal & public health. VWB/VSF provides overseas volunteer placements for veterinarians and other animal & public health professionals.
Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires sans Frontière is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of our team.
We are committed to inclusive and equitable employment practices and strive to create a workplace that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. VWB/VSF Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure an equitable hiring process. Thank you for your interest in VWB/VSF Canada.