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Help needed at Donkey Sanctuary in Galicia, Spain

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  • Última actividad: 1 mar 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    At our animal sanctuary, we rely on the dedication and hard work of our volunteers to help give the animals in our care the best lives possible. That's why we have certain requirements for anyone interested in volunteering with us.

    Firstly, we ask that all volunteers be over the age of 21 This is because we want to ensure that our volunteers have the necessary life experience and maturity to handle the responsibilities of working with our animals.

    Additionally, we require that all volunteers have a love for animals. This is a must-have quality for anyone who wants to work with us, as our purpose is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for the animals that we care for.

    Finally, we look for volunteers who are dedicated, motivated, and committed to volunteering with us. Our animals depend on us, and we want volunteers who are willing to put in the time and effort necessary to ensure that they receive the best care possible.

    If you meet these qualifications and are interested in volunteering with us, please don't hesitate to reach out. We would be grateful for your help in making a difference in the lives of these wonderful creatures.

    Animal sanctuary for donkeys, horses, ponies & chickens.
    Help needed around the sanctuary with mucking out, feeding, caring for the chickens, & maintenance of existing buildings.
    My place is a farm sanctuary for seriously abused and unwanted animals, I’ve been running the sanctuary for over 8 years. I originally started in Denmark but recently relocated to Spain. I primarily care for donkeys & a small number of horses but have rescue a large number of rescue cats saved from the streets.

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care, cleaning out & feeding
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance


    I offer private rooms, 2 doubles & one single, and some storage for clothes, There’s a private indoor shower, toilet and washing machine. A shared indoor kitchen with hob and fridge. There’s an old range in the kitchen which provides a heat source when lit, & can be used as an oven. I provide bedding but not towels.

    What else ...
    Local town Approx 1 hour 30 minutes walk. There are taxis. A car or bicycle would be useful if you want to go to the town & don’t want to walk or get a taxi, or explore some of this beautiful region. A car is helpful to explore further afield such as the thermal springs although there are buses from the local town of Chantada & trains from Monforte de Lemos.

    Parking is available a few mins walk from the house.

    We have no WiFi (the local town has bars & cafes with WiFi) but you can get 3G/4G in some parts of the house. It does get muddy at the farm & at some times of year it can be wet & cold in Galicia. We do get great sunshine too though! You need to come equipped with waterproof clothes, warm clothes (for some times of year) & good wellingtons or waterproof boots for working at the farm. I provide work gloves if you need them.

    You need to be confident around equines. Workaways are shown what to do when they arrive & tasks are allocated daily/weekly.

    If there’s others staying then you’ll agree yourselves who’ll cook each day ( usually just the evening meal but it’s up to you how you work it out) & the house cleaning rota. I provide a hoover & all other cleaning equipment.

    Hours expected
    Minimum of 1 weeks stay. 5 hours a day split across the day depending on the animals needs. We start at 9am everyday. Tasks are allocated depending on how many workaways are staying. You have 1 day off a week. You can do more hours if you want to.

    You should bring some wet and cold weather clothing, a towel and some boots for working in mud in and around animals. We do not supply clothing or footwear for volunteers.

    At your first few days we will have a chat about how your handling the physical and mental aspects of the work here with the animals.

    Thank you

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    People will learn all aspects of animal care, how to clean out stables.

    People will learn all aspects of animal care, including feeding, maintaining & repairing fencing, how to clean out stables and do basic medical tasks. How to move a large herd of donkeys & horses around & care for several chickens.

  • Ayuda


    Animal Care help and garden tasks, dog walking, feeding of animals and some building crafts.

    Animal Care help, feeding of animals, cleaning out, maintenance of their shelters, moving hay bales. Sharing the preparation & cooking of meals for themselves & other workaways, cleaning the house & grounds and some land clearance. Ongoing maintenance of the land, animals housing, fencing & maintenance of the main house. General building jobs as required.

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    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    I’m eager to learn any new language but can be a slow learner but will try

  • Alojamiento


    I can offer a private room with double bed and some storage for clothes, there’s a private indoor shower and toilet too with washing machine. A shared indoor kitchen with over and fridge. And two more basic empty rooms downstairs with a possibility to stay with one double bed and a single.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Local town good 1 hour 30 minutes walk away, tough terrain through the mountains

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    5 hours per day, 5 days/week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 369654812512

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