This centre is a pro-life, nonprofit organisation whose core aim is to rescue, rehabilitate, re-unite and re-home lost, abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats. Volunteers make a marked difference to the lives of the animals here and need to have patience and a deep love for the work they will do.
|Location||Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa|
|Duration||From 2 weeks|
|Dates||All year round|
|Documents required||Enrolment form, curriculum vitae, letter of motivation, passport copy, proof of medical insurance|
|Day of arrival||Saturday|
|Day of departure||Saturday|
The animal shelter is a non-profit organisation whose core aim is to rehabilitate and re-home lost, abandoned, abused, and neglected animals and to educate local communities, in particular their children. They strive to uplift the lives of companion animals in disadvantaged communities by providing free sterilisations to qualified families, primary health care, veterinary treatment and food as well as humane education to pet owners.
The shelter aims to:
A possible work schedule could be:
You will get a full orientation and introduction after your arrival.
It is important to note that this description serves as an example only. The daily tasks and challenges depend on the volunteer, the time of the year and the work that needs to be done. The final job description can therefore vary substantially from the above.
You will stay at a backpackers’ in the beach-side area of Hout Bay. You will be accommodated in mixed dorm-style rooms with shared bathrooms. There are two fully equipped communal kitchens for self-catering, a lounge, board games, and tea/coffee making facilities. Linen and towels are provided. WiFi is included. Laundry is available for ZAR 100 per bundle.
Jessica from Brazil ()
“It was a big challenge because everything here is different but I learned a lot during the two months”
Rafael from Brazil ()
"It was an amazing and unforgettable experience. The perfect combination between love for animals, travel and friendship."
Thiemi from Brazil ()
"The project was really great! It was about taking care of domestic animals. I learned a lot from the experts and it was very nice to spend time with the dogs and cats. I also had a great time in Cape Town. I met incredible people and saw amazing places! I hope to come back soon!"
Valentin from Switzerland ()
"I could spend a lot of time with the puppies. Playing, walking at the beach, puppy training and feeding them. This was really good friend. Taking care of the sick puppies and visits to the vet are also part of it. All the staff is really nice and passionate about animals. I will miss both. Was a good experience!"
Jefrey from Brazil ()
"This kind of programme provides a unique growth. The feedback we have of these lovely animals is indescribable. It is a pleasure to help dogs in everything, we feed them, make them happy in many cases like walking around the Tears and also teach them how to respect people."