Help at our animal shelter in Crete, Greece

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  • Última actividad: 24 jun 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 3 semanas



  • Descripción



    We are an animal rescue shelter in Crete, Greece, we have more than 250 dogs that need our care. Our beautiful dogs have been given a second chance at life and we offer them a safe, caring home. They have been rescued from troubled environments and off our streets where they were constantly starving and abused. I am one man that has dedicated my life to rescuing these dogs and improving their welfare. We are a donation ‘'not for profit organization only'’ and we are totally supported by donations from all over the world.

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  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    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

    Ideas and skills are very much encouraged. Skills can be in construction, gardening, growing vegetables, picking olives, animal welfare, playing, walking and spending time with the dogs, any social media skills, building work, building fences and kennels.

  • Ayuda


    We need help to manage the day to day tasks around the shelter, take care of our dogs, perform general maintenance on the property and enclosures, assisting with general housekeeping activities and cleaning the shelter. We are also looking to improve the shelters’ infrastructure and make our shelter run as smoothly as possible. We ask for your every day help in exchange for accommodation and basic food to cook your daily meals . We do not provide your meals, you must cook yourself! (we offer everything you will need for basic meals, for any further special requests on meals, you can provide them yourself).

    We would like you to keep in mind that there is no regular schedule. Caring for our dogs is time-consuming and unpredictable. Daily tasks will depend on the weather as well as the needs of the dogs. Keep in mind that they need to be fed at least once a day ,watered twice a day, and their living areas must also be cleaned at least every 24-hours (cleaning up after dogs involves removing dog poop from their living area but this can be rewarding as much as the dogs won't let you go).

    As far as it concerns the general maintenance, it includes tasks such as mending fences, maintaining dog enclosures and building new dogs houses. Sometimes the dogs will destroy their enclosures in an attempt to escape so we have to regularly ensure that they are safe and not able to escape or injure themselves on damaged materials. (This is something that may happen at any time during the day/night, mostly early in the morning) It will be good if you stay alert and help with that! Also managing the stock level of food required, some of our dogs have special requirements, that is special diets to control their health, keeping an eye on the stock we carry is very important.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Greek: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido

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  • Alojamiento


    We have a small house set up which accommodates up to four people, it has a kitchen and bathroom. You will be sleeping in a shared room with 4 beds . Power at the moment is through a solar panels. With time the shelters infrastructure will improve. Currently we are building a second volunteer accommodation which already has a toilet and a some furniture and occasionally used by volunteers when our numbers overlap. we will expect the accommodation to be cleaned regularly, maintaining a clean and healthy indoor environment.
    We do also have a caravan with room for two to sleep… when our main container is occupied you will either stay in our caravan or second container.

    *Minimum stay 3-4 weeks.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Around you is nature and tranquility. Kalo Chorio (Taverne, Cafe) is 1 km away. It's near Gouves (3.5km away from the shelter) . Keep in mind that without a car, it is not much easy to move around! You can always ask to get a ride to Gouves, and we will try our best to arrange it.

    To get to the shelter you can take the bus to Gouves from the main bus station in Heraklion(approximately 30' minutes ride), from Gouves to the shelter the transfer can be arranged from us!

    The shelter is on the countryside so keep in mind that there will be rats and wasps around. But the rats leave the people and their stuff and food alone and the wasps are mostly there in high summer.

    A solar charger or a power bank for charging your mobile phone is helpful, although the phone can also be charged in the volunteer house.
    Contact us for accurate information.

  • 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

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Depends on everyday tasks, weather and the number of people, mostly about 25 hours per week. You can take a day off whenever you need it, please just communicate that before, so that someone else takes over your tasks.

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 798957627257

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