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Welcome to our animal shelter and rescue service! We are a registered NGO on a beautiful tropical island.
Our shelter is a rescue home and service accomodating dogs and cats. We have between 50-100 animals at any one time. This fluctuates due to community support, adoptions, and sometimes we do unfortunately experience death. Mostly our days consist of feeding animals, medicating them, and giving them LOVE! We’d love your help with this.
Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizajeProyectos artísticosEnseñanzaJardineríaProyectos de construcción y bricolajeCuidado de animalesAyuda domésticaMantenimiento generalAyuda con ordenadores/Internet
Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
Our shelter is in an incredible location. It is in the north of the island, right in the heart of a very local village. The south has been more influenced by tourism so you don’t see the native way of living there, yet in our village you really get to be a part of it! We have incredible local friends who will show you around, take you places, teach you the local language, take you to local fiestas, barbecues and island hopping if you’d like. If you want to be a part of community like never before, our shelter is an amazing place for that, and you get to come home to the love of 50+ animals each day 🐾❤️
We are happy to teach you about animal welfare and heath care, local language and culture, and make you feel right at home. We hope we can get a hand from you in exchange and look forward to anything you have to teach to us in exchange!
Make sure to get Smart or TNT SIM card as only there work in the shelter!
Being an animal shelter, we need a lot of help with day to day care. Our staff are competent but sometimes they have too many tasks. Having volunteers means you can help us identify sick animals among our shelter and community, and help us medicate them each day.
We would also love if you are able to document your stay - posting videos and photos etc. If you are interested in helping with us in this way, please send me your email upon arrival and I will log you into our Meta Businness Suite. Thank you! General tasks to help with are cleaning, feeding, bathing animals, medications, health checks, home repairs for the shelter, and any new ideas for improvements we can make!
We currently have 1x bunk bed (two singles) and 1x double bed. Our staff stay in most of the time as well. We just bought a fridge (yay!) so you’re welcome to use this. We have a gas stove and gas for cooking. We have a toilet that you flush with a bucket of water - much like all toilets in the Philippines. Our shower is unfortunately only a cold bucket shower, but when it’s 30 degrees outside this is all you need! Unfortunately we don’t provide any food etc, as we are a charity always struggling to get enough donations to keep feeding the animals. But we try to make up for this with exceptional love and care from our staff!
Also! We do not have fly screens or mosquito nets. There are no mosquito viruses in the area, but a chance of a mosquito bite every now and then. I am from Australia myself and am prone to bites, but with the fans turned on, I don’t get bitten here. If you are not comfortable with this you are welcome to bring mosquito nets, but most people have not been bothered. We recently had one person who was afraid of mosquitos so I’m adding this in now. I do apologise but we can’t afford mosquito nets, but you are most welcome to bring one if you’d like to.
To get to Malapascua you go from Cebu > North bus terminal > bus to Maya port (minivan is 350p, big bus 350p) > boat to Malapascua (200p). The last boat to Malapascua is at 4.30pm. There is a hotel at Maya port if you miss the last boat, or if you are happy to pay the boat fare of 1,500p we can get you picked up. Otherwise, message us when you arrive on the island and we will pick you up at the port. Alternatively, you can get a motorbike for 50p from the south to the north of the island. To explore the island, it is only 50p for a motorbike, or a 30m walk to the south.
The island is surrounded by Thresher sharks so it’s a divers heaven!!! It’s world famous as a dive spot.
Snorkeling is also great fun. Our friends at People And The Sea have created a protected reef where they have been restoring the coral and let the reef sharks breed. We’ll happily take you snorkeling to see them 🦈
There are fun local discos and our big supporter at the resort Hippocampus would love to take you for a fun night at her bar with live music. She also has 40+ rescues!
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Puede acoger a nómadas digitales
Make sure you get TNT or Smart and you will have good signal in our house. We have brownouts sometimes but these are becoming less frequent (now only 1 day a month or so)
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
Más de dos
5 days a week, 3hrs a day