Abandoned cats and kittens waiting for your love plus home and garden help in a large villa near Conil, Spain

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  • Last activity: 8 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We are now fully booked with helpers until the end of August. We will be needing help in September and October - minimum stay of four weeks so please only apply if you can commit to a four week stay or preferably longer. Preferernce will be given to volunteers of 25 years or over.

    The work will mainly be helping to look after the abandoned cats and kittens in our care (feeding and cleaning cages) and occasional help with caring for our grandson (9 months).

    Working hours are normally 09.00 - ca. 12.30 plus an 1 hour some evenings (18.00). We are looking for responsible helpers who love taking care of cats and kittens in need.

    Jackie and Richard are an English couple who have lived here, near Conil, for many years; Jackie founded and runs a registered charity which cares for abandoned cats and kittens in the area - you can see some of the work of the charity on our Facebook page - Street Cats Rescue or on Jackie's page . At the moment we are also working hard to sterilise many cats in the area. Currently we have 35 cats living freely on the property and 10 kittens or young cats waiting to be adopted. The cats and kittens waiting for adoption live in enclosed cat houses.

    The property is on half-hectare of land so we also grow quite a lot of vegetables and have several orange trees. Accommodation is in a cosy wooden casita with its own kitchen; the shower and toilet are adjacent. We provide use of bicycles, relaxing gardens and a lovely swimming pool. The beach is about ten minutes by car and twenty minutes by bike. All food or meals are provided and there is WiFi. Towels and bedding are provided.

    Please email in ENGLISH telling us why you`d like to help out; include a short CV (with a phone number so we can contact you via WhatsApp) and photographs if possible. Preference will be given to volunteers who are 26 or over. We will send more information on request. We look forward to hearing from you !!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Helping with rescuing and caring for abandoned kittens. You will get lots of cuddles from our precious furries.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    The help is mostly assisting Jackie with her cat charity Street Cats Rescue caring for abandoned cats plus some gardening, tending oranges and organic vegetables. Occasional help around the house inside & out and some cooking.

    Please make sure you have your profile filled in and photo added on this site before contacting us. :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Comfortable wooden cabin in the garden with its own kitchen, own bathroom with shower and toilet separate from the casita.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please be aware we have numerous cats on the property so better not to apply if you are allergic to animals.

    Buses run to Conil de la Frontera where we can meet you. Nearest airports are Jerez, Sevilla, Gibraltar and Malaga. To get a lift with someone to Conil check out the App blablacar

    A local bus can take you into Conil, or you can use one of the bikes we provide to get into the village or to one of the beaches nearby.

    From Conil there are regular (not necessarily frequent) buses to Cadiz, Sevilla, Tarifa, Jerez - some of the cities worth a visit on a day off.

    Activities in the area include surfing, kite-surfing, MTB, walking, climbing. There is a large swimming pool in Conil and a football pitch in El Colorado.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There were two medium sized campervans on the property during the 2020 Covid quarantine

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week - times are flexible

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