Hello! Read all about our animal outreach program and shelter.
We are a non-profit Animal Rescue association in Danang, Vietnam.
We are looking for people with a passion for animals who want to help change lives and contribute to something special.
We are rescuing stray, abandoned, abused, or surrendered animals, helping them heal, vaccinating, and re-homing them. We also work with partner organisations to run various community projects such as spay and neuter events, animal welfare educational workshops, and animal welfare awareness campaigns.
We are looking for people to fill the role as our shelter manager with a minimum commitment of six weeks with a preference of 3 months for the benefit of our animals since trust takes some time with our rescues. Our founders work full time so you will be an integral member of our team keeping the animals fed, understanding, and addressing their needs.
Our volunteers must have experience with animals (preferably professional or other volunteer experience), self-motivated, and hard-working. As much fun as we have with our animals you must be willing to work hard while with us.
You will be working on your own as a Workaway volunteer but will have support from our founders and our team of local and foreign volunteers who all reside here in DaNang. As hard as we work we do have fun and often go out together for meals and activities!
We have a room at both the dog shelter and cat sanctuary where you will need to feed and love our dogs and cats, as well as keep the shelter tidy.
We have a minimum commitment of 6 weeks and prefer a commitment of at least 3 months weeks. Priority will be given to applicants with veterinary experience or extensive shelter experience.
For your stay, we will provide a cozy room and a bicycle and scooter for transportation in exchange for 15 hours (no allowance) or 30 hours (plus allowance) of work a week. You will be guaranteed two consecutive days off each week.
"I've never met an animal I didn't like, and I can't say the same about people," Doris Day.
If this quote doesn't describe you, then maybe this might not be the best fit. Our animals come first and they need LOTS of love. This commitment is a serious one and if we think that the animals are not getting 110% love and attention then we might have to ask you to leave. Please consider carefully before applying. We will be doing Virtual interviews with all potential volunteers.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
"When you look into the eyes of an animal that you've rescued you can't help but fall in love," Paul Shaffer.
We promise you'll fall in love over and over and over again! The shelter is a lovely space in which you will be able to bond and create beautiful relationships with grateful, loving furry ones! In addition to four-legged friends, the staff is a team of motivated, inspiring, and FUN folks. You'll be joining a close and caring family!
Volunteer Title: Animal attendant and assistant shelter manager
Working 5 days a week / 3 hours a day or 6 hours a day
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Feed the dogs and cats every morning and evening as well as cleaning. -- This includes making formula for puppies and kittens plus the unique and special challenge of making sure that no one gets bullied out of their food.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Making sure the animals have fresh water bowls all day long. Our furry friends get hot in the summer (geez so do we) so it's imperative they have clean water and occasionally a splash of water to cool them down.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Bath time! All the dogs and cats (handicapped) get a bath from time to time. Dogs or cats with mange get a bath every day. Our handicapped dogs and kitties need more baths than usual due to them getting a little dirtier than the others.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Keeping the shelter clean and tidy, this includes - cleaning up poop, cleaning the litter boxes, and keeping things looking orderly. Some washing of towels and crates will be necessary too.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Being a friendly face and assistant to the other volunteers. You won't be the only volunteer (woohoo), currently, we have more than 40 volunteers residing in Da Nang, but you will be the only one staying at the shelter. We hope you'll be a friendly face to all those who come in and out!
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Being a chameleon! Things here change and shift daily! We will need you to be able to absorb all the changes and be a super go-with-the-flow kind of animal.
*️️️️️️Some of our animals come to us in bad shape so you must be able to handle unhappy outcomes
* Follow strict instructions regarding the safety of our animals and volunteers. We have protocols for quarantine, sick and aggressive animals. You must be confident that you will be able to handle these steps.
We do more than just care for and love animals. We also do outreach programs: teaching kids English, helping at orphanages, hosting fundraisers, participating at farmers' markets, working at our previously loved goods store, applying for grants, etc.
It would be PURRRfect if you had experience in one or all:
+teaching - classroom on site, and going to language centers/schools
++If you think you can help us in any of these extra areas please respond with ideas and past experience! We don't generally have room for short-term work-aways but if you can show us how exactly you can help us we will happily make an exception! We get lots of requests to volunteer every day so please make sure to tell us about yourself in your application.
A humble place to rest your soul is what you will find here.
Dog house accommodation:
--We have a small loft apartment, right around the corner from the dog house, a place of your very own!
--A queen-sized bed and a few shelves for your things.
--AC is of utmost importance and don't worry you can escape the midday heat just fine in your room.
--The bathroom and the shower are just a few steps away.
- super-fast wifi
--2 bedrooms inside our cat mansion. One bedroom is ensuite, the other has a separate bathroom just outside.
--Kitty cuddles and kisses right outside your bedroom!
--A fully functioning kitchen: including a stove, kettle, rice cooker, plus the nicks and nacks that you'll need to cook and enjoy your food. (the local market is just around the corner).
--Transportation will be provided in the form of a bicycle and motorbike you can use during your stay. This will happily get you around town, to the market, restaurants, the beach, and bars. If you are not comfortable driving yourself, a ride service called grab car or grab bike is easily and cheaply available.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Couples can apply but the aforementioned benefits stay for one
Danang is a wonderful, thriving city. Just a ten-minute walk to the beach and a five-minute walk to the market, you will be in awe of its vibrance and enjoyability. An active expat community can keep you social and having fun throughout your stay, and if you're looking for an authentic experience you can find that, too, just around the corner. There are mountains, rice fields and waterfalls all within a 20-minute drive of the city. This is also the city for a traveler on a budget. Local food can be as cheap as a dollar or pennies, but with the luxuries of darn-good pizza available for a whopping $10, Danang truly has it all. We promise you won't want to leave;)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
A decent wifi connection is available at both cat and dog residence
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week (no allowance) Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (with allowance)