Dog Shelter Helper and Supporter

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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
Book with Flex Option! Choose new departure dates or change to a different volunteer program at no extra costs.

High­lights

Feed, clean and walk the animals!
Care for street dogs and giving the dogs love, cuddles and affection!
Help with rescue operations where animals are brought in from the street!
Work in an international team of volunteers
Enjoy beachlife and a relaxed beach community, perfect place to surf or learn it!
Help take care of street dogs and support rescue activities in Mexico. Find a new home for helpless animals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

With currently over 100 dogs the shelter needs a lot of help with the daily work, such as feeding and walking, maintaining the shelters and finding new loving homes for our dogs. We also take care of our rescue horse.

The new shelter was opened in February 2018 to accommodate the growing number of street dogs who need a home and we are always in the process of fixing and adding to the new construction.

List of the daily tasks

  • Assisting with the daily walks, one group at a time
  • Cleaning each enclosure of dog poo whilst the dogs are out walking
  • Cleaning and refilling the water bowls
  • Giving the dogs their food - this will involve learning names, feeding order, and quantities
  • Giving the dogs love, cuddles and affection!
  • Assist with administering medicine or accompanying dogs to the vets
Remember!
The dogs we work with have been rescued from the street, many have been mistreated and as a result, are wary of humans.
During your first week, you will always be accompanied by an experienced volunteer when entering the shelter, until you get to know all our 4 legged friends and feel comfortable.

Typical day

The dogs at the shelter are taken care of 7 days a week.
You as a volunteer do help 5 days a week with two days off!
Morning shifts start at 7.30 am – 1.30 pm with a break for breakfast at 9.30 am

Afternoon shifts start at 3 pm – 6.30 pm
These hours are changing during the DAYLIGHT SAVING season.

As it takes a few days to get to know the routine and more importantly to get to know the dogs, we give preference to volunteers that can commit to a minimum of 4 weeks. You are not required to work both shifts or work every day. The only requirement we have is that you commit to one or the other and notify us ahead of any changes you would like to make.

Free-time activities

Puerto Escondido is a very laid-back surfer town. You have a lot of beaches around and can discover them by bus or bicycle. Water Sports, swimming, and snorkeling are just some options of what you can do in Puerto Escondido. The famous Playa Zicatela is a great spot to watch the sunset or professional surfers, while you can train your own surfing skills in small bays around the city. There are nice sweet souvenir shops. On your free days, you are able to discover cities farther away like the regional capital Oaxaca with its colorful market.

Climbing
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Riding
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Swimming
Water Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 07:00 - 18:00

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Airport pick-up on arrival at Puerto Escondido airport
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 local support network
  • Breakfast
  • Project placement & onsite supervisor
  • Registration Fee included
Airport Pickup at Puerto Escondido Airport
We do provide airport pick up on arrival at the airport in Puerto Escondido (PXM).
Accommodation
You will stay at a volunteer house, with 2-3 bedrooms. Single rooms are on request and with an extra fee available.
Dorm Room Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
You receive breakfast at your volunteer house. There is a kitchen where you can store and cook your own food.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) in Puerto Escondido. We assist you to find cheap flights to Mexico.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Mexico provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Mexico you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Mexico.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

You can choose your day of arrival. You can start on each day from Monday - Friday with your volunteer duties.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$880
5 weeks
$1,064
6 weeks
$1,248
7 weeks
$1,432
9 weeks
$1,800
11 weeks
$2,168
24 weeks (max. stay)
$4,560
Average fees
$205 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Jamso Trainee will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Jamso Trainee during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Dog Shelter Helper and Supporter

Help take care of street dogs and support rescue activities in Mexico. Find a new home for helpless animals.

$205/week

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