Join our team to help our animal sanctuary in Guerrero, Mexico

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  2022 

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi and Hola, we are a non-profit animal welfare foundation operating in Barra de Potosi - Playa Blanca, Guerrero, Mexico.

    We run regular mass spay and neuter clinics. We rescue abused and hurt animals, mostly dogs, cats , horses, place them in our fenced open-air sanctuary, while looking for permanent homes for them.

    We also have a small BnB and need help there during the high season ( winter).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Sanctuary and BnB staff are Mexican born , speak Spanish only, you will practice your Spanish and experience their way of living here. You are surrounded by local people and can choose to integrate as much as you please.

    FREE TIME : we are located by the most beautiful beach and surrounded by dry tropical jungle, with many lagoons, rustic walking and biking trails. Our volunteers during their free time can explore rural Mexico , practicing Spanish, socializing with locals, exploring neighboring towns, ruins, museums, learning the culture, traditions, as well as kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, exploring the jungle, wild life watching.

  • Help

    Help

    * Are you an animal lover ? You will deal with dogs , cats, and other animals , love them, hug them, care for them... accompany them to the vet, if you are squeamish of blood , don't like to get dirty or clean poop, this isn't for you.

    * Are you a light sleeper ? Dogs can bark at night , if you are a light sleeper, you might be better off helping a different project or bring ear plugs.

    * Have you lived or visited rural South America, Africa or Asia? Lack of amenities can be disappointing for some volunteers who have never travelled to this part of the world.

    * Have you shared living spaces with room-mates or other volunteers and prepared for communal living and working with a team of like-minded people ?

    Our ideal volunteer is a team player , has great common sense, good sense of humor, ability to work without supervision, open minded, very flexible, with good energy, happy smile on their face, willing to learn, help, listen and respect our rules. Mature. No Drama.

    Hard Workers ONLY - volunteering at our animal sanctuary is amazing satisfactory, but its a hard work.
    If you are "5 hours and I am out of here" type of person, you dont belong here.

    Basic or Fluent Spanish is always a huge plus, but not mandatory.

    we are looking for:

    🐾 Animal Whisperers 🐾

    year around
    term: preferably 1-3 months or more
    hours : minimum 5 hours a day 5 days a week
    accommodation: shared room
    food : we will provide basic food supplies, like rice, pasta, lentils, beans, basic veggies.

    Daily tasks include feeding, picking up poop, cleaning the yard, giving out medicine and walking the dogs, after we ask you to spend some one on one time with the animals to create a bond and make them feel loved, we also do basic leash training and commands. Other tasks are assisting in taking photos, videos, working on social media, taking animals to the vets and airport, stray dog feeds, building improvements , fixing things around the property etc.

    Our schedule is not always fixed, becuase the needs of the animals can come at any time of the day and always come first, so we ask flexibility from you, we also offer flexibility as when you need time off.

    🐾 Head Volunteer 🐾

    a person or a couple
    year around
    term: preferably 3 months or more
    hours : 8 hours a day 5 days a week
    accommodation: shared or private room
    food : we will provide basic food supplies, like rice, pasta, lentils, beans, basic veggies.
    compensation : $500 pesos a week per person, or more depending on hours and skills.

    Head Volunteer(s) will manage the team, and organize the volunteers to take care of our social media, help plan events, database of dogs and cats for adoption, work with potential adopters, donors. 



    👋 Host - Hostess for our BnB👋

    November - April
    term: 1 month minimum, preferably a few months
    hours :6-8 hours a day 5 days a week
    accommodation: shared or private room
    food : breakfast or lunch at BnB, plus basic food supplies, like rice, pasta, lentils, beans, basic veggies at the sanctuary
    compensation : $500 pesos a week , or more depending on hours and skills.

    Responsibilities will include checking guests in, organizing tours, happy hours, you will chat with people, answer their questions about the property, sanctuary, village, activities, in the mean time you will take photos and post them to Instagram and Facebook , etc. You will also be asked to walk the dogs in the mornings or evenings if there are not enough volunteers.


    During High Season Nov - April we also need volunteers with deep passion and skills in yoga , fitness , cooking , DIY , arts … if there is something you love doing painting or pottery , gardening, , tai chi or ballroom dancing or Zumba , fundraising and event organizing etc etc etc , pls let us know , we might have a great use of your skills . If there is something you are passionate and able to teach others, let us know !



    Interested ? Please contact us!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    Ukrainian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be living at the volunteer house , along with our rescue animals, who live like pets inside and outside in our backyard. Many volunteers sleep with dogs in their beds. If you are a couple you might have your own bedroom, if you are traveling solo , you will share a room with another 1 or 2 volunteers.

    Volunteers must be prepared to live alongside other volunteers and our dogs and cats. To have complete privacy, you will need to go for a walk to the beach or the jungle.

    Volunteer house is simple and rustic, has all the amenities you need, but basic. Please don’t expect any luxuries. We have two shared bathrooms ( indoor and outdoor ) , kitchen and a shaded roof area built by our volunteers for yoga, meditation and social gatherings.

    We are located in the middle of nowhere, but still close to civilization. It is not a busy party town with nightlife, but we have a few local restaurants where you can eat Mexican food.

    Distance :

    The sanctuary is a 5-minute walk from the beach Playa Blanca;
    The sanctuary is 10 minutes bus ride from the village Barra de Potosi;
    The sanctuary is 15 minutes by bus from the airport Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo;
    The sanctuary is 45 minutes by bus from the Zihuatanejo centro.

    Our BnB is located in the center of Barra de Potosi, Gro, Mexico

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    WE LOVE: Animals lovers and Team players, responsible, motivated people who can take initiative! We can’t always tell you exactly what to do, if you are done with your tasks - look around and go wherever you most needed! Our volunteers must be able to use their own initiative, we trust you to work together to make this place great!

    You must be In decent physical condition.

    Be prepared to : save lives, deal with abused and hurt animals , dogs barking at night, get dirty , hot and humid weather , mosquitoes, ticks, sand fleas , things break , power go off on occasion, slow internet.

    You will enjoy the feeling of accomplishment of saving lives, great team , incredible sunsets, secluded beaches, cheap delicious food .

    Be willing to : put always Animals first !

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week

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