We need help with our cat shelter in Tan An, Vietnam



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    We are an NGO based in Hoi An, central Vietnam, and an extremely busy cat shelter which has found itself over capacity in recent months due to the floods and annual wet season. We work continuously to improve the welfare of cats here in Hoi An and strive to increase the compassion towards animals, as well as educate the local community on the importance of desexing and immunising pets. Over a year ago, we opened up our home as a Cat Cafe which has proven to be successful and is becoming an increasingly popular visitor attraction for tourists. The sole purpose of our cafe is to raise funds for the cats, in order to feed and maintain a secure lifestyle for them.

    Hoi An is UNESCO World Heritage site and a beautiful place to spend a month or two, as it is perfect to escape the hustle and bustle of the other cities in Vietnam. It is also well known for it's beaches and historic Old Town.

    In addition to our 3 workaway placements, we generally require four volunteers at a time.

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Entretien / Bricolage
    Cuisine / courses
    Aide à la maison
    Aide avec les animaux
    Travail associatif

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Hoi An is the perfect location for anyone. You have a beautiful beach, romantic old town and lots to see during the day. It is fairly quiet, and not for those wanting to party every night….although a party can usually be found at the weekend. It is perfect for hiring a bicycle and scooter and exploring the local areas - from the beach, to the Old Town to the rice paddies and smaller local islands.

    Hoi An is also a food heaven for vegans and vegetarians, as there are a number of restaurants which cater well towards this diet.

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    We are continuously in search of animal lovers to help us out with our various tasks throughout the day. At the start and end of your working day, you will be involved in the cleaning of the shelter/house to prepare for the opening of the cafe.

    Tasks daily include:
    Cleaning out the kitten cages
    Cleaning the house - sweeping / mopping
    Cleaning the customer bathroom
    Sweeping leaves in the garden
    Clearing the cat litters and toilets
    Working in the kitchen during cafe hours
    Serving customers and assisting with the general cafe duties

    Most of the work will require you to help with the efficient running of the cafe, so we welcome anyone who has had experience working in cafes/restaurants. Our food menu is vegan, so we are always interested in discovering new recipes. However, we do also require people with good DIY skills as we often have small jobs on the grounds which need tending to. This could range from fixing fences to painting walls.

    We don't receive any government funds or support, we rely on feeding the cats and sheltering all the animals from kind donations and our own private jobs alone. Your help running the shelter and business will make a huge difference to the cats and future rescues.

    We require 3 weeks minimum stay with us. When volunteering with us, you will receive lunch and beverages.


    We are in need of a Workawayer to help us run the kitchen for 3 months or longer. We serve vegan food and drinks to our customers in the cafe, so require someone with the confidence to learn and cook our dishes. In addition to this, we would expect you to assist with the cleaning of the kitchen on a daily basis, and also the collection of the groceries at the start of each day. Training will be provided! The cafe is not overly busy, but the work can be demanding at times. Help will be given by our volunteers when necessary.


  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant

  • Hébergement


    With our workaway placements, we offer a basic private room in Hoi An for you. The room will be close to the sights of Hoi An, but also accessible to the cafe.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    This is the perfect location for anyone. You have a beautiful beach, romantic old town and lots to see during the day. It is fairly quiet though and not for those wanting to party everynight, we require pretty early morning anyway! Simply google Hoi An images and you can see how stunning it is here.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Approx. 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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