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Hi and Hola, we are a non-profit animal welfare foundation operating in Barra de Potosi - Playa Blanca, Guerrero, Mexico.
We run regular mass spay and neuter clinics. We rescue abused and hurt animals, mostly dogs, cats , horses, place them in our fenced open-air sanctuary, while looking for permanent homes for them.
We also have a small BnB and need help there during the high season ( winter).
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreProjets artistiquesPratique d’une langueEnseignementBricolage et projets de constructionS’occuper des animauxAccueil / tourismeEntretien généralAide informatique / avec Internet
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
Sanctuary and BnB staff are Mexican born , speak Spanish only, you will practice your Spanish and experience their way of living here. You are surrounded by local people and can choose to integrate as much as you please.
FREE TIME : we are located by the most beautiful beach and surrounded by dry tropical jungle, with many lagoons, rustic walking and biking trails. Our volunteers during their free time can explore rural Mexico , practicing Spanish, socializing with locals, exploring neighboring towns, ruins, museums, learning the culture, traditions, as well as kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, exploring the jungle, wild life watching.
* Are you an animal lover ? You will deal with dogs , cats, and other animals , love them, hug them, care for them... accompany them to the vet, if you are squeamish of blood , don't like to get dirty or clean poop, this isn't for you.
* Are you a light sleeper ? Dogs can bark at night , if you are a light sleeper, you might be better off helping a different project or bring ear plugs.
* Have you lived or visited rural South America, Africa or Asia? Lack of amenities can be disappointing for some volunteers who have never travelled to this part of the world.
* Have you shared living spaces with room-mates or other volunteers and prepared for communal living and working with a team of like-minded people ?
Our ideal volunteer is a team player , has great common sense, good sense of humor, ability to work without supervision, open minded, very flexible, with good energy, happy smile on their face, willing to learn, help, listen and respect our rules. Mature. No Drama.
Hard Workers ONLY - volunteering at our animal sanctuary is amazing satisfactory, but its a hard work.
If you are "5 hours and I am out of here" type of person, you dont belong here.
Basic or Fluent Spanish is always a huge plus, but not mandatory.
we are looking for:
🐾 Animal Whisperers 🐾
term: preferably 1-3 months or more
hours : minimum 5 hours a day 5 days a week
accommodation: shared room
Daily tasks include feeding, picking up poop, cleaning the yard, giving out medicine and walking the dogs, after we ask you to spend some one on one time with the animals to create a bond and make them feel loved, we also do basic leash training and commands. Other tasks are assisting in taking photos, videos, working on social media, taking animals to the vets and airport, stray dog feeds, building improvements , fixing things around the property etc.
Our schedule is not always fixed, becuase the needs of the animals can come at any time of the day and always come first, so we ask flexibility from you, we also offer flexibility as when you need time off.
🐾 Head Volunteer 🐾
a person or a couple
term: preferably 3 months or more
hours : 8 hours a day 5 days a week
accommodation: shared or private room
compensation : $500 pesos a week per person, or more depending on hours and skills.
Head Volunteer(s) will manage the team, and organize the volunteers to take care of our social media, help plan events, database of dogs and cats for adoption, work with potential adopters, donors.
👋 Host - Hostess for our BnB👋
November - April
term: 6 month preferably
hours :6-8 hours a day 5 days a week
accommodation: shared room
compensation : $500 pesos a week , or more depending on hours and skills.
Responsibilities will include checking guests in, organizing tours, happy hours, you will chat with people, answer their questions about the property, sanctuary, village, activities, in the mean time you will take photos and post them to Instagram and Facebook , etc. You will also be asked to walk the dogs in the mornings or evenings if there are not enough volunteers.
During High Season Nov - April we also need volunteers with deep passion and skills in yoga , fitness , cooking , DIY , arts … if there is something you love doing painting or pottery , gardening, , tai chi or ballroom dancing or Zumba , fundraising and event organizing etc etc etc , pls let us know , we might have a great use of your skills . If there is something you are passionate and able to teach others, let us know !
Interested ? Please contact us!
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You will be living at the volunteer house , along with our rescue animals, who live like pets inside and outside in our backyard. Many volunteers sleep with dogs in their beds. If you are a couple you might have your own bedroom, if you are traveling solo , you will share a room with another 1 or 2 volunteers.
Volunteers must be prepared to live alongside other volunteers and our dogs and cats. To have complete privacy, you will need to go for a walk to the beach or the jungle.
Volunteer house is simple and rustic, has all the amenities you need, but basic. Please don’t expect any luxuries. We have two shared bathrooms ( indoor and outdoor ) , kitchen and a shaded roof area built by our volunteers for yoga, meditation and social gatherings.
We are located in the middle of nowhere, but still close to civilization. It is not a busy party town with nightlife, but we have a few local restaurants where you can eat Mexican food.
The sanctuary is a 5-minute walk from the beach Playa Blanca;
The sanctuary is 10 minutes bus ride from the village Barra de Potosi;
The sanctuary is 15 minutes by bus from the airport Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo;
The sanctuary is 45 minutes by bus from the Zihuatanejo centro.
Our BnB is located in the center of Barra de Potosi, Gro, Mexico
WE LOVE: Animals lovers and Team players, responsible, motivated people who can take initiative! We can’t always tell you exactly what to do, if you are done with your tasks - look around and go wherever you most needed! Our volunteers must be able to use their own initiative, we trust you to work together to make this place great!
You must be In decent physical condition.
Be prepared to : save lives, deal with abused and hurt animals , dogs barking at night, get dirty , hot and humid weather , mosquitoes, ticks, sand fleas , things break , power go off on occasion, slow internet.
You will enjoy the feeling of accomplishment of saving lives, great team , incredible sunsets, secluded beaches, cheap delicious food .
Be willing to : put always Animals first !
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads
Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.
Espace pour garer des vans
Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.
Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Plus de 2
Nombre d'heures attendues
5 hours/day, 5 days/week
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Exactitude du profil:
The shelter and work asked for match the expectations discussed when applying to volunteer here.
Lots of time for your personal leisure, amazing dogs and great people behind the organization.
I still think about the dogs and the people I met every day :)
Tamar flew in on a short notice when we were short of volunteers and despite hard word and hot humid weather, she is a joy to be around, very hardworking and super responsible person. Highly recommend! Thank you Tamar, for all your hard work and help !
If you love dogs and visiting beautiful beaches and are looking for a place to relax, I would highly recommend this workaway.
Most of the work is walking the dogs. Volunteers have to walk all the dogs in the morning (around 1.5 to 2.5 hours) and some dogs in the evening (around 30 to 45 minutes). They also have
The work mainly involved walking the dogs twice a day, cleaning, watering and feeding them. The humidity can make these tasks harder on some days, but the sunrise and sunset views makes it fun rather than work. As does seeing all the happy faces of
He stayed with us for over a month and we consider ourselves super lucky we had Eden helping us
The people here are so lovely and I felt like I was welcomed into the family from my very first day.
In terms of other volunteers, you are living with around 3-7 other people, which I really enjoyed and loved getting to know and work with.
I won't lie, things here are often raw and sometimes hard.
But beware: The work can be hard, especially because of the the high temperature and humidity, and a volunteer has to be ready to live in a house with 10 dogs, so it's not always
Stasya the founder is a wonderful person with the biggest heart on the right side.
Living next to a wonderful large beach with a beautiful sunset view. I miss the dogs and cats who got rescued from the streets already.
It is a great
The place is great too. It's very safe, you get the beach all to yourself and the
The shelter is situated in Playa Blanca, close to Zihuatanejo (you need to take
There are about 40 dogs and 40 cats.
Work starts at 7 am with walking dogs. Then the pens are cleaned. Then food and water is replaced. Some miscellaneous tasks as well, but all for the animals.
The people running the organization are as fantastic as the mission. Volunteers are great as well in part to the vetting process
A unique place with amazing people from all around the world
If you are looking for giving and receive love from pets, it's the best place to go.
Have a chance to meet local family and in the same time discover an empty beautiful beach
This is the ultimate way to live Mexico
Gris, Carlos and Adriana are so good and generous people. I
We are very thankful to Stasya and Gris for giving us this opportunity and teaching us so much :)
Work consists mostly of walking dogs, feeding them and cleaning, sometimes taking them to the vet and feeding stray dogs. Some food is
He stayed with us for over a month and we consider ourselves super lucky we had Elia helping us out . He is welcome back here any time and truly will be missed by everyone and people and
I stayed in the Stasya's team for only two weeks but I enjoyed every single second with the dogs and cats there. Daniela, a small puppy stole my heart and I spent so much time with her that I was very hard left her.
They worked super hard , helped us save many lives in the heat and tropical conditions and never complained.
They can do everything from teaching languages to training dogs or building fences ,
The time with the dogs was incredible and we could not be sadder to leave them.
We felt very happy to have a chance to help so much, train the dogs and give them the love they needed.