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Cat and dog lovers needed for a small animal rescue sanctuary in Ban Phe, Rayong, Thailand

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  • Última actividad: 15 jul 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    I'm an Australian expat and I've lived in Thailand permanently since 2008. I started helping homeless dogs and cats living on the streets in August 2015 and I now have a small sanctuary where 90+ cats and five dogs live. It's a lot of work taking care of so many animals so I need devoted and genuine volunteers who love both cats and dogs and who are prepared to do everything and anything to help keep my cats and dogs healthy, safe and happy.

    Please only apply to volunteer at my sanctuary if you absolutely love both cats and dogs with all your heart. I need people who can handle both cats and dogs and not be afraid of either of them.

    Since my sanctuary is small, I only need either one person or a couple to work with me only in the mornings. Where I live is like a retirement village and there is not really any nightlife, so the volunteer position is not really suited to people wanting to meet other travelers. I don't socialize myself much either. All animal lovers are welcome to apply but just be mindful that you may spend a lot of the time on your own.

    I do not provide my volunteers with food. There is a small kitchen in my apartment where you will stay that is equipped with everything you need to cook your own simple meals. There are mini supermarkets locally and giant supermarkets in the town of Ban Phe. There are many inexpensive restaurants, Thai kitchens and food carts in the area.

    My sanctuary is about two kilometers from my apartment so you will need to ride bicycle/s to the sanctuary or you can hire a motor bike locally.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Helping at my sanctuary you will have an opportunity to stay in a mostly Thai holiday destination where the are not so many international tourists. You can learn from my experience of living in the country. You will meet some local people and also other expats who live here. Thai language study materials, history and culture books can me made available if you would like to do some study about Thailand.

  • Ayuda


    The minimum and maximum time to volunteer is two weeks.

    Day One: Please aim to arrive around midday. I'll pick you up from the bus station in Ban Phe, take you to the apartment to drop your bags and show you how everything works, then on a short tour of the sanctuary and the local area. The rest of the day is free for you to settle in.

    Days Two to Thirteen: Work in the mornings from 9.30 to 12.30 for the first five days, take a break for one or two days and then work until departure day.

    Day Fourteen: Depart in the morning and I'll give you a ride to the bus station.

    The work you'll do includes:

    Cleaning the areas where the cats and dogs live to get rid of pathogens that can cause disease. This requires daily scrubbing of floors, furniture and other surfaces with diluted bleach, so you will need to wear old clothes, protective foot wear and gloves.

    Gardening and small maintenance jobs.

    Cleaning the cats' ears and brushing the cats.

    Spending time with the cats and dogs to pat, cuddle and play with them. The weather is usually hot in Thailand and you'll be mostly outdoors, so during all the hard work, breaks should be taken often to sit in the cool and the shade with the animals.

    A calm and relaxed approach to the work and taking time to enjoy being with my cats and dogs is the best way to volunteer at my sanctuary.

    If we are both comfortable with it, volunteers can take on some of my work, like feeding the cats and dogs and if you're interested, I can teach how to medicate and give other treatments to the animals.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    A single person or a couple stay in my studio apartment on the beach front. Volunteers do not share the apartment with anyone else. If you've been on the road for a while, staying in budget accommodation or shared accommodation, my apartment is a wonderful place for you to stay and relax. There is a large swimming pool, sauna and gym in the apartment building.

    There is a small kitchen in my apartment that is equipped with everything you need to cook your own simple meals. There are mini supermarkets locally and giant supermarkets in the town of Ban Phe. There are many inexpensive restaurants, Thai kitchens and food carts in the area.

    Internet is available.

    My apartment and animal sanctuary must be kept clean, tidy and with positive energy at all times.

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    How to get here:

    Ban Phe, Rayong is 200 kilometers east from Bangkok. Buses leave from Ekkamai bus station and take four hours to get to Ban Phe. It is recommended that you take a big bus because although there are more mini vans travelling to Ban Phe, these are uncomfortable for the long ride and not as safe as the big buses. I will pick you up when you arrive at the station. The Bolt taxi service is also available in the area, so another option is to get a bus to Rayong City bus station and then a Bolt taxi to the apartment where you'll stay and I'll meet you there.

    The area where the apartment is located:

    With the beach across the street from where you'll stay, you can swim in the ocean or sit in a deck chair in the sun or shade by the sea. There are restaurants and bars along the beach front, but not much nightlife. The local temple is a short push bike ride and has a market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. There are mini supermarkets, coffee shops, an Italian restaurant, an Indian restaurant, ATM machines and pharmacies locally and anything you need is easily available. The town of Ban Phe is six kilometers away and from there you can take a ferry to the tourist island of Kho Samet for a day trip. Local buses known as sawngtaos (like a pick-up truck) go to the big city of Rayong where there are many shopping malls, markets, coffee shops and international restaurants. The whole area is safe, convenient and comfortable and volunteers really enjoy their stay in Ban Phe, Rayong.

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    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

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    Horas esperadas

    Three to four hours a day for five or six days a week.

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 542513289161

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