Care for rescued farm animals near Arriondas, Asturias, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    Important Notes about this WorkAway (as of 23-May-2022):
    • We are in need of additional volutneers for JULY.

    We are a project which aims to provide a quality home and life to donkeys, horses, and other rescued animals from all across Spain. Set up by Dutch national Marleen, our farm welcomes 4-5 volunteers at a time who stay between 1-3 months, as getting to know the animals and routine does take some time. We are currently home for over 15 donkeys, 3 horses, 2 ponies, several cats and a dog.

    We are looking for volunteers who are interested in animal care, gardening, and/or handiwork. These areas receive special attention, and a specific number of volunteers is tasked with each. Household chores, cooking for the group, and cleaning are seen as collective tasks and are not primary roles. We are able to provide a group breakfast and dinner, and lunch materials may be purchased from the supermarket individually or in groups. Housing is on-site and includes caravans (spring/summer only) and rooms in the house. Our property is 8 hectares made up of the main house, stables, cabin/cabaña, apple orchards, forests and meadow.

    We are looking to host those looking to continue giving our animals and farm a better life. We cannot accommodate those traveling with their own pets. Please note our farm is vegetarian (semi-vegan) and smoke-free. We do not have Wi-Fi, though 4G/LTE phone coverage is adequate if needed.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    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

    Volunteers will learn about animal care, gardening, and vegetarian/vegan cooking. You will be living, working and interacting with individuals from several countries, and cultural exchange is natural.

  • Aide

    Aide

    It is important to note that our working hours are different than some volunteering sites, as caring for animals and maintaining a sanctuary can end in varied and long days. A typical day may run from 0745h-2100h with breaks for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a siesta in the afternoon (typically from 1400h-1800h). You should expect to stay busy with different aspects of animal care, gardening, or farm maintenance. A brief breakdown of what each role may encounter is below - the list is not exhaustive and there are many other tasks that may be needed.

    Animal Care: Stable cleaning, hoof cleaning, enrichment, special medical attention.
    Gardening: Watering, weeding, path maintenance, planting, harvesting.
    Maintenance: Fence repair, household maintenance, yardwork, general farm upkeep.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Single or shared bedrooms in the main house, single caravans (spring/summer only), and a shared cabin/cabaña (spring/summer only).

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We speak Dutch, English and Spanish. Due to the wide range of countries volunteers arrive from, English is the designated working language and a conversational understanding is required. Spanish is not necessary, but it helps in interacting with visitors we may have.

    Asturias is in the north of Spain and bordered by Cantabria, Castilla y León and Galicia. It is situated in vast green mountains and nicknamed the Costa Verde. The area is perfect for outdoor activites such as hiking, kayaking, mountain climbing, and more - many of which can be done right in Arriondas. We are located 19km from the beach town of Ribadesella, and 16km from the spectacular Picos de Europa mountains. Volunteers must enjoy outdoor life, as we are located 3km away from the nearest village.

    Getting here:
    • Bus (ALSA): There are daily connections to Arriondas through Oviedo (68km / 1hr), Santander (130km / 2hr) and Bilbao (220km / 4hr). The most popular and suggested route is through Oviedo. Bus tickets can be purchased on their website or directly on the bus at the time of departure.
    • Plane: If you are flying into Spain or Asturias, the closest airports are Oviedo (OVD) or Bilbao (BIO).
    • BlaBlaCar: A popular option among volunteers, there are typically connections to Arriondas specifically from Bilbao or Llanes.
    • If you have any issues with transportation, please contact us!

    This WorkAway is managed by Marleen as well as a group of past volunteers: Rebecca, Stef and Steve.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We can accomodate a campervan / caravan with advance notice.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Average 5h/day, 5d/wk

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