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Street dog project in Greece

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Sun, summer, beaches, lots of culture and friendly people. Greece is not one of the most popular vacation destinations for Germans for nothing. Our animal shelter project in Greece is located on the beautiful island of Crete. Combine your passion for animals with the desire to give something back by supporting street dogs and cats in Greece. During this volunteer program you will help at the shelter and assist with the care and socializing of the animals.


  • Assist on site with feeding, cleaning and maintenance
  • Take long walks on the beach with the dogs and enjoy island life
  • Live together with international volunteers and get to know Greece
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From 730.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


Embark on a meaningful journey on the picturesque island of Crete in Greece by participating in a volunteer program led by a local organization dedicated to improving the lives of stray animals. With an average of 80-150 dogs and 20-30 cats at the shelter needing daily care, your help as a volunteer is crucial in providing support and love to these animals. Before starting your volunteer project, receive guidance from the English-speaking staff on-site who are passionate about ensuring these animals have a chance at a new, beautiful home. Join hands with volunteers from around the globe to make a difference and contribute to the well-being of these animals in need. Your assistance is not only appreciated but essential in ensuring that these animals receive the care and attention they deserve. Join us and be a part of this rewarding experience!


  • Pick-up from the airport and transfer to the hotel
  • standard 2* apartment hotel
  • English-speaking support on site
  • Help with the search for cheap flights
  • Provision of information material about the project and Greece
  • Support also during the project period
  • Certificate about your time in the project

Living arrangements

Accommodation: During your time in the project you will live in an apartment (2 or 4 bed apartment). The apartment hotel is about a 10-minute walk from the shelter. The hotel has a small pool, which invites you to relax and unwind in your free time. There is a supermarket, bakery and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Each apartment has its own bathroom and kitchenette.

Laundry and A/C are available on site for an extra charge.

Accommodation: Apartment hotel 2* (2 or 4 beds)
Catering: none, self-catering

Typical day in a project

There are two shifts at the shelter in order to provide optimal care for all the animals. In the morning: In the summer months (July and August) your program starts around 6/7 am, in the other months between 7/8 am and 2 pm. In the afternoon: Volunteers provide support between 12 noon and 6 pm. You can sign up for flexible alternating shifts each week.

Typical day:

07.00 am – short meeting and start of volunteer work
09.00 – 09.15 – short break (you can arrange this on site)
09.15 – 12 noon – daily tasks
12.00 – 12.30 – short break (to be discussed in the team)
12.30 – 14.00 – daily tasks

then free time.
Working hours and days may vary depending on the time of year, number of volunteers and animals on site. During your time as a volunteer, you will support the project for a 5-day week between Monday and Sunday. It is important to remain flexible in this project.

The daily tasks in the project include

– Feeding the dogs and cats
– Longer dog walks, also possible on the beach
– Cleaning of kennels
– socializing
– smaller projects such as small repairs, etc.


In the afternoon, you can go to the sea or into town. On your days off, you can explore the island and take day trips to Matala, Elafonissi Beach, Samaria Gorge or Arkadi Monastery, for example. Greece has a lot to offer and you can enjoy the local food together with other volunteers in the traditional tavernas.

Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Greece - Country Information

Greece - the ancient wonderland on the Mediterranean. Explore the historic ruins in Athens, relax on the picturesque island beaches and enjoy some of the world's best cuisine - from souvlaki and tzatziki to spanakopita. Everyone gets their money's worth here. Immerse yourself in the myths and legends of antiquity, the picturesque island world and the warm hospitality of this country. Greece will inspire you with its rich history and vibrant, colorful culture. So let's go to Greece!

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131.957 km²


10,64 million (2021)


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All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Greece.

Greece is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Greece all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

We recommend an intermediate level of English.

Depending on the program, we work with apartments, volunteer houses or hostels at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.


Before you set off for Greece, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
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