Hi and Hola ! we are a non-profit Animal Welfare foundation operating in Guerrero, Mexico.
We are looking for young active fit people who want to do something extraordinary, special and worthwhile.
We rescue animals that have been abused, neglected, abandoned and give them safety, love and comfort in our fenced open air sanctuary, while looking for permanent homes.
We take care of dogs , cats, occasionally horses. We normally have between 20-120 animals in our care .
We organize free and low cost mass spay and neuter clinics, night teams set traps to catch and spay and neuter feral and street cats, we go to local schools with classes on animal welfare , summer camps for children, and education for adults.
Betreuung von Tieren
Hilfe mit Touristen
Hilfe bei Kunstprojekten
Hilfe mit Computer / Internet
You will be putting into practice your skills and learn from others: construction , veterinary, animal rehabilitation, training, grooming, teaching, marketing etc. And you will also have the opportunity to live in the authentic rural Mexican fishing village , socialize daily with local people , adults, seniors, children and Sanctuary Team , meet other volunteers, people of different nationalities, learn different cultures and mentalities. Widen your horizons , practice Spanish and English skills , learn mexican cooking and crafts .
There are various tasks at the Sanctuary :
*️️️️️ year around : caring for animals, especially dogs, like feeding, cleaning the space , picking up poop, socializing and training
*️️️️️ year around : building volunteers accommodations , fences, common areas, basic masonry and carpentry skills are required
*️️️️️ year around : social media marketing , take photos, post regular updates in english and spanish, improve our social media visibility and online presence, write and submit articles, start and write a blog. Create promo and marketing strategies.
*️️️️️ october - may : tour guides, yoga and meditation teachers, tai chi teachers, art classes, special skills classes.
ANY VOLUNTEER should be prepared to spend time with animals , grooming, bathing, playing , walking and hanging out.
IMPORTANT: animals always come first !!!
English, Spanish, Russian
The Volunteers House is located 20 minutes bike ride from the Sanctuary.
it is a two story brick and cement building, with patio and terrace with hammocks.
There is a shared kitchen, a large dining area , and 5 rooms.
3 rooms have 2 single beds. 2 rooms have double bed. All rooms have private bathroom , COLD water showers at this point ( it’s 85-90 outside always ) All rooms have fans.
Depends how many volunteers we have, you might be sharing a room with another volunteer or might be staying in a room by yourself .
we can accommodate up to 10 volunteers at the same time in 5 rooms.
The Volunteers House is located in the middle of a very small authentic mexican fishing village, steps to the stores, taxi, rustic local public transport, grocery stand, as well as steps to the beach and lagoon.
WE LOVE: Animals lovers! team players, motivated people who can take initiative! We can’t always tell you exactly what to do, if you are done with your tasks - play with the dogs !
with common sense and ability to work without supervision, open minded, flexible, hardworking, willing to learn, listen and respect our rules. Mature. No Drama .
Please, good physical condition, you will be either walking or biking to the Sanctuary.
At least basic Spanish.
be prepared for : ticks, mosquitoes and getting dirty, hot balmy weather, power goes off on occasion, slow internet.
be willing to : do whatever it takes to save lives, make a difference, chance the mentality and be a Hero !
FREE TIME : we are located a few minutes walk from the most beautiful beach and surrounded by dry tropical jungle, with many lagoons, rustic walking and biking trails. Our volunteers during their free time enjoy exploring rural Mexico , practicing spanish, learning mexican cooking, socializing with locals, exploring neighboring towns, learning the culture, traditions, as well as kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, exploring the jungle, wild life watching.
Help 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Your first and last days will be counted as days off.
The hours a day might be over split shifts, not a block.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
mehr als zwei
5 hours/day, 5 days/week