Help at the animal shelter (cats and dogs) in Weligama, Sri Lanka

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  • Last activity: 14 Apr 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Rigjt now we urgently volunteers to stay from 23th until 29th (or longer:) with our 8 dogs at the house in Nilaveli, while bring the cats to Weligama and set up the fence there!

    I am going to move to Weligama with the volunteerhouse and 10 dogs and 20 cats at 1th of April 24! I will post here new pictures and text as soon as possible...

    Our animals shelter for dogs and cats is located in Nilaveli /Trincomalee, at the east coast of Sri Lanka. We are running a cats and dogs shelter, street feeding program, castration program and a sponsor ship program for poor people. My house where volunteers llive together with me , is very closed by the beach. In 20 minutes on Scooter you are at at the big shelter. At my house there are living about 10 dogs and 14 cats. Sometimes I am not there for a few days, then the voluteers manage the animal care at my house by themselves. But of course, my team is readdy to support them.
    We offer 2 free meals a day the 3. meal is 2,00€, but if we cook by ourself, there is no fee. If you like to use the aircondition at your room, its 5,00€ per week.
    I am German and my team are locals. We need help with the animal work, social media work and sometimes aswell strong guys to build up something.

    The situation now (May 2023) in Sri Lanka is fine! Unfortunately the new are pushing the bad news about Sri Lanka. You can travel, you will get all what you need and the locals are very happy about every Tourist. If you are unsure about the situation here, you can talked to one of my volunteers so they can share their experience with you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In my team of locals you can get many ideas about the culture here. They will show you their way of living and there are possibilities to visit tempels, go snorkeling, enjoy the beach, go to the local market...
    While working with us you will have daily adventures!

  • Help


    Feeding, medical treatment, cleaning, go for a walk, spending time playing with cats and dogs, give them shower
    Taking videos and pictures, help with social media work, help to take great pics and videos

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Indonesian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We can offer single or double room-depend on the number of volunteers. 2 rooms are with AC as weather can be very hot here. AC is 5,00€ per week. Volunteers are living together with me (founder) an there are about 10 dogs and 14 cats at my house too. The place is quiet, has a garden and is closed to the beach. Some shops are nearby.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you really love animals, you are not depending on luxery life stile and you are ready for adventure, then this is the right place for you.

  • 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

    We have a very good wifi at my house. If there are no powercuts, then you can work 24h online.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

  • ...

    This host charges a fee

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    2€ per day towards food costs
Host ref number: 646983347412

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