Support Dog and Cat Shelter
Combine your passion for animals and desire to give back to society by improving the unfortunate situation of abandoned street animals in Costa Rica. During this volunteer program, you can help look for a new safe and beautiful home for stray dogs and cats.
The program is managed by a local NGO in Costa Rica that aims to improve the situation of the animals living on the streets. Due to the amount of work that it takes to keep the program running, the help provided by volunteers is always greatly appreciated. Many families in Costa Rica do not have the knoleage of Animal Welfare especially in feeding. Thats why it is so important to educare families who would like to get an animal as a family member. Animals are only mediated when the family have the correct surrounding for the cat or the dog.
The project is located on the beautiful pazific coast of Costa Rica.
Your tasks as a volunteer may include: Caring for street dogs and cats (combing, taking dogs for walks), cleaning cages, administering drugs, supporting sterilization procedures, assisting in rescue operations, distributing food for animals on the street, public relations and educational work, maintaining websites, helping to raise funds, etc.
Before starting your volunteer work project, you will receive an orientation from our local staff. The local stuff is runned by English and Spanish speaking people. They are very happy to welcome volunteers from all over the world. Usually you will be in the programm with other volunteers.
You will help from 8 am till 11 am or a afternoon shift from 3pm to 5pm - please stay flexible. Like this you will have time to enjoy your afternoon at the beach.
This program allows you to rescue and work with abandoned cats and dogs while helping them find a new home. Daily tasks may include:
- Feeding, and walking the animals
- Cleaning cages and equipment
- Drug administration and support with sterilization procedures
- Help with rescue operations where animals are brought in from the street
- Food distribution for animals that live on the street
- Help with public relations and educational work
- Support in the adoption process
- Fundraising & Social Media (for long term volunteers)
Accommodation: You will be in a volunteer house. Rooms are very well equipped and you will have dorm room (double or 3/4-bed room). Single rooms are available on request and with an extra fee. You will share a bathroom with other volunteers. The accommodation is about 10-15 minutes by bicycle from the project. At your accommodation you do reseive 2 tipcial meals a day.
Arriving: Our team will pick you up at San Jose Airport. One of our team will pick you up and bring you to the bus station in San Jose. With the bus you will go direct to your location in Costa Rica. Please take some cash for the bus with you. The bus costs US$14-18. The bus will take about 3,5 to 4 hours. We can organize a pick up between 6-11am. In case you arrive later our driver do offer a add on package on extra costs with one day overnight close to the airport at a host family. Please let us know if you would like to use that package.