Help at an animal rescue shelter in Cebu, Philippines



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    We are an animal shelter dedicated to taking care of the lovely and less fortunate strays of Cebu.
    We currently have 80+ cats and 30 dogs. Some have been with us for a long time, and others have stayed a short while and found new forever homes. We are always in need of help from volunteers - we have a few permanent staff, but it's never enough help for so many animals. In return, you'll receive boundless amounts of love and cuddles from the animals.
    We have two beds to offer in a private room, we are a small shelter but very active.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are located in a small picturesque nature area on the edge of Cebu. You'll have to pass through the city to get here, and there's lots of great local places to eat and visit very nearby.
    There's many families staying nearby us on the mountain, every interaction you'll have with the locals is quite pleasant :)
    We also have workers and volunteers from all over the world, and from the Philippines. We also receive visitors specially at weekends who all love animals, so it's a great place for a good chat!

  • Help


    Experience with animals / kennels / shelters is useful, but not necessary.
    But in general - we need help feeding the animals, cooking and walking them, cleaning up, grooming, giving them baths and lots of love!

    There are odd jobs that need to be done as well - maintenance of the property, cleaning up cobwebs, painting and repairs and anything else that can be spotted that needs doing.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Guestroom with two single beds (bunk). The room has to be used as storage partially also, but there is enough room to sleep and store your personal belongings. It got two windows with a view of the surrounding nature. No immediate neighbors.
    The room is quite basic, and the dogs can be barking at night, hopefully this is okay with you!
    The toilet is outside of the room and is a standard bathroom with bucket shower and cold water only.

    Our helpers usually prepare lunch and maybe dinner. They eat meat but prepare vegetables for me as I'm vegetarian. You're welcome to the supplies of food and whatever is in the kitchen, just sometimes you'll have to prepare the food for yourself to eat. There is a kitchen with cooker, toaster, blender, fridge, drinking water, snacks tea and coffee

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The GPS location on facebook and google map is not exact for a reason, it will take you to the big Guadalupe church nearby and the end of the jeepney lines. From there it's a 5 minutes 10 Piso mototaxi ride. We will send you a way description in time.
    The mototaxi's are a great way to get around elsewhere, just make sure to barter with them for a good price!
    Otherwise there are Jeepneys which will take you anywhere iin Cebu City to sightseeing points and to shopping opportunities within a few minutes. A jeepney from the church will cost 8 Pisos.

    We are happy to answer your questions and inquiries.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Minimum half day (bed and food provided)

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Host ref number: 286322693564