Help with a family rescue center in Vidin, Bulgaria

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  • Last activity: 6 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    My husband and I help with rescue animals here in Bulgaria. We came to live here 13 years ago after working in the UK, I worked for the RSPCA whereas my husband, Barry, worked as a F.E Lecturer. Our lives evolve around animals.

    We currently have 16 dogs, numerous cats and a parrot who live with us in our home and 6 horses up at another house of ours in Orechets.

    We also run a shelter with 300 rescue dogs. We could always do with help around the shelter as we care for so many dogs.

    Our family is always growing as we also foster dogs all around the world.

    If you are interested please ask for our Facebook page link.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    Around where we live there is many places to visit to get to know the country. Nearby we have Belogradchik a town, which is famous for it’s spectacular rocks.

    Also in the centre of Vidin there is a castle, museums and a river with lots of nice walks.

    We are situated North West of Bulgaria in the Vidin area of Bulgaria on the edge of the Stara Planina Mountains. There is a castle, shops, post office, coffee bars, restaurants, lakes, caves, a lot of historic sites and museums, swimming pools, and a river with lots of nice walks.

    Luckily we have a taxi service in the village as well as a train station if you want to travel further. But you are always welcome to borrow the car if you have a license and the car is available.

  • Help


    We need both animal care workers and people with building experience.

    With the animal care we need help with general care for the dogs which includes walking, feeding, cleaning and training.
    We also regularly need help with rescue missions, trips to the vets and medical care.

    For builders we have a lot of home improvements needed on both the shelter and our house. As well as this we also could do with some help in the garden.

    The work hours are very flexible depending on what we have going on in the week.
    Please message me for more details on both roles.

    The summers here are very hot with little or no rain during the summer periods. And the winters very cold. Both Barry and myself have previously worked with volunteers and students. We do not expect you to do anything we would not do ourselves, just be happy and enjoy your stay with us. We are very down to earth people.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Bulgarian: Beginner

    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


    We have a guest room in our house sleeping two people. This room has 2 single beds, a TV, and WIFI. You would also have access to shared bathroom and kitchen facilities and full use of the main house.

    If you have your own accommodation (e.g. a caravan) there is room in front of our house for you to park on the road or there is plenty of space down at the shelter.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Flexible hours

Host ref number: 582288849789

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