Volunteers needed at a vegan animal sanctuary to help take care of our animals in Galicia, Spain



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    Help needed at an animal sanctuary for horses and donkeys and help with other general building & maintenance jobs in Galicia, Northern Spain

    Animal sanctuary for donkeys, horses & chickens.
    Help needed around the sanctuary with mucking out, donkey brushing, feeding, caring for the chickens, garden work, general building work & maintenance of existing buildings.
    My place is a farm sanctuary for 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 cats, dogs, geese & turkeys at another nearby location where I live. The location for workaway’s has donkeys, horses, an elderly cat & chickens.

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Land clearance

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care, cleaning out & feeding
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.


    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.


    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. 4 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.

    Thank you

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

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

  • Aide


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

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I’m eager to learn any new language but can be a slow learner but will try

  • Hébergement


    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.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

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

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4 hours per day

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N° de référence hôte : 369654812512