This is a registered animal welfare charity on the beautiful island of Antigua in the eastern Caribbean, located approximately 250 miles south east of Puerto Rico. The charity has been in existence since 1991. We operate a small-animal (dogs & cats) shelter, pet adoption programs, humane education, low-cost spay/neuter clinics, in addition to a donkey sanctuary where we offer a permanent home to approximately 150 donkeys.
We work hard but we love what we do. Caring for the animals, including the donkeys, is a very calming and happy experience for our volunteers and for the animals themselves! Our volunteers are able to offer the animals time and attention that we sometimes are too busy to provide them. Our volunteers always seem to enjoy themselves and want to return.
We need help with all aspects of animal care: cleaning corrals; fence repairs; cleaning and feeding the dogs and cats; socializing kittens and pups; walking dogs; introducing visitors to the donkeys; brushing donkeys; assisting with intake and release of spay/neuter patients.
We provide a pretty studio apartment with two single beds and a bathroom with a shower. There is a microwave, small fridge and a 2-burner cook-top. Other than coffee, tea and bottled drinking water we are unable to provide food but we are happy to take volunteers shopping whenever necessary.
There is free WiFi, an available computer and good internet access. The studio is located on the compound close to the donkey petting area.
We are located in a rural area and although there is a bus to town, it does not operate very frequently. We have an old but reliable Suzuki Carry van available for trips to the beach, store, etc. It is manual transmission and a valid driver's licence from your home country is necessary. Antigua has many wonderful beaches and activities such as swimming with sting rays, kayaking and zip-lining.
We pick up and deliver volunteers to and from the airport which is about half an hour away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week (no food provided)
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