We need help to run our non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, close to Dublin, Ireland



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    We are a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter. We are a Registered Charity. We rescue abandoned, neglected and abused animals and rehabilitate and rehome them when possible. We specialise in rescuing ex-commercial hens, and rehoming them all over Ireland. We also offer a home for life to some animals which suffer from complex medical or behavioural problems.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Charity work

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Opportunity to speak English daily, and to experience life in Ireland, both rural and urban. Weekly free time in the cosmopolitan city of Dublin, and also the chance to relax in the beautiful Irish countryside, while making a difference to the lives of animals.
    Due to Irish immigration laws, only helpers from the European Union can be accepted. Please check out visa requirements for volunteers if you are from outside the EU.

  • Help


    Help needed looking after rescued dogs, cats, horses, hens, pigs, goats, sheep etc. Mostly feeding hens, dogs, cats, cleaning animal housing, providing fresh water, exercising dogs, general maintenance of property. We need volunteers who can stay for at least one month, or preferably longer, to reduce stress for our animals. The work is often quite physically demanding, as we have so many animals to take care of every day.
    True animal lovers only need apply.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English - French - Irish

  • Accommodation


    Mobile home with two bedrooms, living room, kitchen with cooking facilities, bathroom, hot water, shower, TV, Wifi. Laundry service provided. We provide as much vegetarian food as you want, for you to prepare the way you like it. New recipes provided if necessary, and unlimited fresh, cruelty free eggs from our rescued ex-commercial hen flock. The home is beside the family home, but is completely separate.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located just an hour's drive from Dublin city, with its, shops, bars, theatres and restaurants. We are in a picturesque rural location, just 4 kilometres from the nearest village, which has shops, restaurants and bars. Ample opportunity to visit other parts of Ireland on days off. We can provide a bicycle for volunteers to explore the locality, and often bring volunteers to the local pub for a night of entertainment.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5-6 hours a day, 5.5 days a week

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