Help with animal welfare and explore the unique Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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Ecuador

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  • Description

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    Hi Animal-Lovers

    You allways wanted to visit the unique Galapagos Islands and at the same time do something good?
    You love all animals and you love that taking care of animals is called work?
    Then you are at the right place with us.
    Be part and help us from the very beginning to build bit by bit our PRIVATE ANIMAL SANCTUARY.

    My Husband and I are a young couple WITH OUR TWO YEAR OLD DAUGHTER living on the beautiful Galapagos Island Santa Cruz where we have a little farm and we made it our mision to rescue domestic animals like dogs cats pigs and other animals here on Galapagos.
    We rescued misstreated, starved, forgotten and unwanted animals and give them a place where they get a lot of love and time to recover from whatever they went through. We take all of them to the vet to help them with whatever they need, and also sterelize and vaccinate them before they ever go in adoption. Because after they are completely recoverd we try to find the perfect forever homes. Many of the dogs stay for ever.
    All this and much more is a a lot of work for us two and thats why we need you!!!
    You can help us from the very beginning change the future for many furfriends here on GPS.

    My Husband (30) is a local galapagueño from Galapagos, I (33) was born in Switzerland and we live at our little farm in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island 20 minutes by bicycle from the big town Puerto Ayora (10min by car). My Husbands speaks spanish and english and i speak spanish english and german. We have about 7000 m2 with a lot of Coffee plants Bananapalms and other fruits and vegetables and a bunch of animals running in between all that.

    At the moment we count - 45 Dogs, 4 Cats and 2 Pigs and 3 Goats - sharing our space.

    Our dream is to help animals in need. Unfortunately there is nothing like a shelter for dogs so far here and thats we are only a 100% private sanctuary but we want to make a change.
    In the future we dream about having a nice shelter structure with all what is necessary like kennels pool vetstation etc. but step by step
    We want our project to be also good for the enviorment and thats why we try to use as much as we can recycled (bottles, tires, wooden palletts) or natural materials (bamboo, porotiio, wood) to build. Creative technical minds are always very welcome here!

    Works for Volunteers for the animals now at the beginning can be

    - cooking for the animals and feeding them (morning and evening)
    - clean after animals and cleand their space
    - build dog houses
    - reforce fence that dogs can't escape
    - build cat tree
    - brush the pigs
    - brush and wash the dogs
    - fruitpicking (depending season)
    - coffee beans picking (depending season)
    - gardening
    - build a bungalow
    - build an outside kitchen
    - Cuddle with the animals and spend time with them
    - WE NEED ALSO SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT AND FUNDRAISING HELP VERY URGENTLY


    OR we also look now for 1 Volunteer to stay in our House guestroom to specially give me a hand and help me with

    - Childcare for my daughter like playing and entertaining her
    - houskeeping like cleaning and whiping
    - Cooking lunch
    - clean the entrance area from the mainhouse
    - feed Cats inside house



    If all this sounds interesting to you and you would like to help us please send me a Mail.

    We offer a little rustic wooden bungalow to share till 4 Volunteers with 2 bunkbeds
    Shared separate kitchen for volunteers
    a shared bathroom with hot shower, and an outside bathroom with openair shower
    2 bicycle available for volunteers ($50 DOLAR deposit per bike).
    Some Fruits Veggies and herbs from the garden can be consumed any time for free. For example Bananas
    Obviously whenever we have

    Apart of your help you have many things to explore like beautiful beaches, las grietas, the giant tortoises in the highlands and unbelievable many things more.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    THE DOGS RUN FREE AROUND IN OUR PROPERTY. IF YOU DONT LIKE DOGS JUMPING ON YOU OR BEING AROUND YOU ALL DAY ITS NOT A GOOD PLACE FOR YOU!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    apart of your help you can explore Galapagos which is one of the most unique places on earth where wild animals in high quantity are living in harmony with humans. Its a wonderfull place for all animal and nature lovers. Unique landscapes where Cactus crow next to palm trees and animals all around. Galapagos has 50% of his magic under water and 50% on land. so A paradise for all divers and hobby snorklers too.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Possible works for volunteers

    - cooking for the animals and feeding them (morning and evening)
    - clean after animals (poo in the garden)
    - build dog houses (with recycling materials)
    - reforce fence that dogs cant escape (with natural porotio plant) not always necessary
    - build cat tree
    - brush the pigs
    - fruitpicking (depending season)
    - coffee beans picking (depending season)
    - gardening
    - build a bungalow
    - build an outside kitchen
    - Cuddle with the animals and spend time with them

    OR

    - Houskeeping
    - childcare and creative playing with my daughter
    - Cat care
    - Cooking
    - Cleaning

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Rustic wooden bungalow
    shared bathroom with hot water shower.
    private fridge for volunteers and kitchen in separate bungalow. Some fruits and Vegetables from the garden are free to consume.

    or for the second option

    Guestroom in the house
    with the shared bathroom all volunteers can use

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is close but still far. the next shop (with variety) is 15 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes by bicycle

    VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!
    The Airport to Fly in and arrive on the correct Island is BALTRA GALAPAGOS. Please take that in note otherwise you'll have to take a Boat from one island to the other for two hours and 30$
    But it is also recommended to fly in olto baltra and out from san Cristóbal so you see more islands without traveling back and forth.


    Also please Check before your write us if Galapagos realy fits in your budget
    because we have so many people first writing us and than canceling due their budget

    ALSO PLEASE ONLY SERIOUS VOLUNTEERS. ITS A VERY HARD WORK HERE AND NOT ONLY CUDDLING
    THE WELFARE OF OUR ANIMALS DEPENDS ON IT

    PLEASE ALSO NOTE
    CURRENTLY WE HAVE A MASSIVE E-MAIL PROBLEM AND ALL WORKAWAY MAILS END UP IN THE SPAM AND ARE BLOCKED NOW. I WAIT THAT SOMEONE HELPS ME TO FIX THAT BUT FOR THE MOMENT I CAN ONLY WRITE BACK THROUGH WORKAWAY AND I CAN LOG IN 1 FROM 10 ATTEMPTS SO SORRY IF I CANT ANSWER SOMETIMES.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day 5days/ week

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