Help at the animal shelter in Nabeul, Tunisia



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    I am a veterinarian and I created this animal welfare society 10 years ago; it was my dream and it is a miracle that it is still existing; it is hard to rely on employees especially in Tunisia where, in the popular culture, animals are not very much liked!
    We are not based in the capital city of Tunis, so people tend to find it hard to pay visits to the shelter and help. They prefer to come when we organize fundraising social event (at a restaurant or at the shelter).
    I live with my husband and two young twin sons who have been raised living daily with animals and they are very fond of them. It is for them an unusual childhood compared to other Tunisian children, but they have learnt empathy, love of animals and enjoy their life!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will get to discover Tunisian food and might get to learn some Tunisian Arabic; they will get to meet visitors to the shelter and friends of the society during social events; and will discover the life and activities of the neaby town of Nabeul very close to the shelter.

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    Our place is an animal welfare society based 5 km from Nabeul, Tunisia. Its shelter includes spaces for dogs and separate spaces for cats. The daily routine for which we need help is dry petfood distribution, cleaning the cat's space and changing litter, cleaning the outer spaces of the dogs; taking a dog one at a time for a walk; and (rarely) helping with the maintenance of the doors and fences between the spaces for dogs (securing, reparing). Helping and sharing in the monthly fundraising events we organize.

    We really are in need of volunteers although there is one employee; but the spirit of volunteering is really something that would help a lot, of course, if volunteers are really fond of dogs/cats and familiar with them!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    For the months to come, volunteers will be staying at my home, where I live with my husband and my twin sons (same location as the shelter and my veterinary clinic); they will have their own bedroom; the preference will go to female volunteers; we plan to later arrange another independant part of the building to host volunteers of both sexes; but it is not ready for the moment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nabeul is 5 km from the shelter; it is a seashore touristic city very lively even in Winter; the volunteers could during they free time visit downtown Nabeul; there are other places nearby like Hammamet to visit. There are collective taxis easy to catch and very cheap to travel back and fro betxween the shelter and the town. just as there are collective taxis to go from one town to the other along the coast.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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