We are an animal sanctuary and clinic based in Sangkhlaburi, North Western Thailand, close to the border with Myanmar.
We are looking for Sanctuary Volunteers to help our small team with the day-to-day running of the sanctuary and to care for our resident dogs and cats. This includes walking dogs, cleaning pens, socialising our animals as well as helping the resident Vet at our on-site clinic.
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Volunteering here is a unique and rewarding experience, as we work with limited resources in a relatively isolated area. Volunteers are expected to be resourceful and take initiative, and will learn vital skills in animal husbandry. Those who are interested in the veterinary side of things will get the opportunity to observe and assist our resident Vet with unusual cases in our clinic.
Surrounded by lakes and jungle, there are many beautiful sites to see on your days off such as the famous Mon Bridge, the local nature reserve, waterfalls, temples, hot springs and more.
Each day is different, as we always have new patients coming into the clinic and some require more care than others!
8am - 12pm
2pm - 5pm
Sanctuary Volunteers generally work 5 days per week, with two days off.
Everyday roles for Sanctuary Volunteers include:
- walking resident dogs
- feeding resident dogs
- cleaning resident dog pens
- cleaning pens in clinic
- helping resident vet with medical rounds
- feeding resident cats
- socialising with animals (including grooming, bathing, extra walks, playing)
- helping with general chores
We have a Volunteer House which includes a basic kitchen, cold water bathroom with shower and Western-style toilet and can house up to 12 volunteers. Rooms are single or shared depending on availability, and there is free Wifi at both the house and the sanctuary/clinic.
The fee for the volunteer house is 100 Thai baht per night.
Meals NOT included (*during term time, free vegetarian meals are provided in the school next to the sanctuary Monday to Friday)
Alternative accommodation is available in town (with hot water and air conditioning), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and help with bookings.
For further information on transport, accommodation or any other questions please feel free to contact us
**Please make sure to double check your dates before booking, and let us know in advance if you will not be able to join us or your plans change. This is very important! We are a small team and rely on our Sanctuary Volunteers, so unexpected cancellations and no-shows affect the day-to-day running of the sanctuary.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
7 hour work days, 6 days per week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
We will strictly not allow listings posted by agents, “middle men” or projects who we feel are looking to profit from a volunteers stay.