Join our Animal Sanctuary in Danang, Vietnam

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! Read all about our animal outreach program.

    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 are looking for people to fill the role as our shelter manager with a minimum commitment of four weeks with a preference of six weeks for the benefit of our animals since trust takes sometime 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 the lovely shelter where you will need to feed and love on our cats and dogs, as well as keep the shelter tidy.

    We have a minimum stay time of 4 weeks and prefer a commitment of at least 6 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 for transportation in exchange for 15 hours of work a week. You will be guaranteed two consecutive days off each week.


    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️IMPORTANT*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️
    "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 Skype interviews with all potential volunteers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    "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!

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteer Title: Shelter Manager

    Working 5 days a week / 3 hours a day

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Feed the dogs and cats every morning and evening ( 1 hour process)
    -- 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 get a bath from time to time. Dogs or cats with mange get a bath everyday.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Keeping the shelter clean and tidy, this includes - cleaning up poo, cleaning the litter box, 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 a dozen 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

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Bonus Round*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️
    We do more than just care for and love on animals. We also do outreach programs: teaching kids English, helping at orphanages, hosting fundraisers, participating at farmers' markets, applying for grants, farming a garden etc etc!

    It would be PURRRfect if you had experience in one or all:

    +grant writing
    +organizing fundraisers
    +gardening - we have a big, organic veg garden on site
    +teaching - classroom on site!
    +social media
    +advertising

    ++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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A humble place to rest your soul is what you will find here.

    --We have a spare bedroom at the shelter, a place of your very own! Right outside are wagging tails to greet you every morning!
    --A queen sized bed and a few shelves for your things.
    --AC is of utmost important 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.

    --A fully function kitchen: including a stove, kettle, rice cooker, blender, plus the nicks and snacks 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.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Couples can apply but aforementioned benefits stay for one

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Danang is a wonderful, thriving city. Just a ten-minute walk to 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;)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week (no food)

The private room provided at the Dog center with a private bathroom and AC (pups are optional!)
Private bathroom attached to bedroom
Courtyard where the pups hang out and enjoy the sun
Kitchen you can use to cook your own meals from the market a 5 minute walk away
Clinic used for emergency cases and quarantine at the dog center
A peak into the cat center where our 15 plus cats live
Panda one of our longest residents has been paralyzed since she was a few weeks old but that hasn't slowed her down
This is Blossom one of our many handicapped cats that need help with daily therapy and bathing
3 of our newest dogs that were recently hurt but with daily therapy there chances of walking again greatly increases. Panda quickly showed them how exciting a wheelchair can be.
Inside the classroom
Animal education is fundamental
making a difference in Animal Activism
Welcome; where puppy kisses are abundant!




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