Come and help around our Horse Rescue Shelter in Töreki, Hungary



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  • Description


    We are a non-profit, charity organization run by volunteers. Our farm is located just 5 km from the beautiful lake Balaton. We rescue animals that have been abused, neglected, abandoned, bound for slaughter, injured or unwanted in any way and give them safety, rehabilitation and comfort in our open air lifetime sanctuary ranch. We take care of 15 horses, 4 calves, 1 donkey, 2 cats, 8 sheep, 40 goats, 1 dog. They live free and peacefully on our 40 acre sanctuary.

    The life of our shelter is based on our volunteers' work. We have no boss, no one to tell you what to do but we except you to be responsible and enthusiastic to take care about our animals and the land where we live. We are all here for the animals. We show you our daily routine and you can be a part of the experience.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • 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

    Our Workawayers will be able to experience the rural Hungary, a really unique and peaceful place. They will work with horses, goats, calves, sheep; these beautiful creatures who can teach so much to us:
    Confidence - to be able to manage an animal of that size and ability.
    Responsibility - to come out and care for the animals day in and day out and when you are sick or lazy, you cant just decide not to come in. They depend on you.
    The value of hard work.
    Our Workawayers will take care of 40 crazy goats, which means that they will learn how to milk them, how to herd them and how to give them medicine when they need.

  • Help


    There are various tasks at the farm, like building fences, shelters or drinking-through for the horses. We are looking for volunteers who are motivated to work with rescued horses, help them to socialize with people. Our volunteers also need to take care of the goats: milk them every morning, give them water and keep an eye on them.

    The minimum stay is 2 weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Swedish, Hungarian, Russian

  • Accommodation


    We have a big family house where our volunteers can live in shared bedrooms (depends on the number of volunteers we have at the time) with a full-equipped kitchen and bathroom with hot water. Our volunteers can make their dish or meal in the big kitchen of the house and we buy the groceries.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lake Balaton is located only 5 km from our ranch which is the largest lake in Central Europe, and one of the region's foremost tourist destinations. By cars it takes around 10 minutes to get to the Lake Balaton from our farm.
    Usually we have 2-4 workawayers at the same time. At the evenings our volunteers can enjoy time together next to the fire or in the cozy living room.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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