Assistant in a Dog Shelter

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founded in 2015
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High­lights

Give help in taking care of poor abandoned dogs
Enjoy the love that dogs could donate!
Clean the cages, feed & play with the dogs
Discover the Italian culture with all its history, art, cuisine and natural beauty
You could start new friendships with other volunteers
Support a Dog Shelter and its volunteers in taking care of more than 150 abandoned dogs! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50

Combine your love for dogs and desire to improve the unfortunate situation of abandoned street dogs in Naples taking good care of them!

The program is managed by a local NGO who protects street animals in Naples with the aim to improve the situation of animals living on the streets. The NGO is managing a dog shelter in the suburbs of the city, in one of the most populated and underprivileged area of the city. The shelter is an home for more than 150 dogs who were abandoned or grew up on the streets. The shelter is leaded by a retired vet who who divides her time between different activities ranging from veterinary care, cleaning cages, preparing food and of course playing, as well as coordinating volunteers and struggling to receive support. You'll help her and the other local volunteers in taking good care of the dogs: they'll be very rewarding and they'll be your best friends!

Due to the amount of work that it takes to keep the program running, the help provided by volunteers is always greatly appreciated.

Given the above mentioned lack of resources, volunteers could help the NGO in fundraising activities, promoting some crowdfunding campaigns, or help in small renovations and maintenance of the shelter.

Before starting your volunteer work project, you will receive an orientation by our local staff. The project can be reached by public transportation (45-50 minutes from the accommodation) and one of the team is coming with you on your first day there.

Typical day

After the initial orientation, volunteers will have a morning or afternoon shift at your placement and will work for approximately 4  hours from Mondays to Fridays in the mornings.

If you'd like, when not on your placement, you could help in doing some crowdfunding with your frriends. 

You may therefore plan daily activities which could include sightseeing, shopping or taking Italian language lessons. 


Free-time activities

Volunteers have the weekends free. Italy is universally recognised for its history, art, culture, cuisine and natural beauty, so there is absolutely no shortage of things to see and do while in Naples or further afield in Italy! Naples has many UNESCO World Heritage sites and volunteers can fill their free time visiting the many historical sites and attractions, tasting the amazing cuisine, sipping espresso in the many café bars or simply exploring parts of Naples by wandering through the beautiful alleys. Rome, home to the Colosseum, Vatican and Sistine Chapel, is just an hour from Naples by train, and the ancient ruins of Pompeii or the gorgeous island of Capri are also just 45 minutes away. Nature lovers can hike the nearby Mt. Vesuvius and visit the beautiful Almalfi Coast to complete the “Walk of the Gods”. Volunteers staying for longer durations, or who wish to travel before or after their program, can visit areas further afield in Italy including; Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Milan, Pisa and so much more! Volunteers can make travel arrangements once in Naples, with the advice and guidance of our local staff.


Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Water Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

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 (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Cv or Cover Letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers who wish to join the program must love dogs and be ready for physical activities. This project is well suited to volunteers who are highly motivated and self-driven. Knowledge of Italian is very useful but not necessary!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

What's Included

Services by International Napoli Network
Accommodation, self catered breakfast, support and supervision by local team are included in the fee. Also a work insurance is provided by the organisation. 
On-Demand Services: if you would prefer to arrange your own accomodation, we provide extra discount and a customized estimate.
Accommodation
The accommodation is located in the central area of the historical centre of Naples, close to all facilities, metro stations, restaurants, cafés and shops. It consists in dormitory style rooms for maximum 4 volunteers, a gendered bathroom, common kitchen or kitchenette and a garden. 
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
Basic Breakfast (coffee, tea, milk, jam, honey, corn flakes, biscuit bread, cookies, fruit). 
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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Naples International Airport (NAP) in Naples. We assist you to find cheap flights to Italy.
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 Italy provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Italy you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Italy.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This program is not available during Christmas Holidays (about December 20th - January 7th). 

You could select the start date you prefer, but we encorage to opt for mondays.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$375
3 weeks
$519
4 weeks
$653
5 weeks
$770
6 weeks
$888
7 weeks
$1,006
8 weeks
$1,124
9 weeks
$1,236
10 weeks
$1,348
11 weeks
$1,455
12 weeks
$1,552
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2,996
Average fees
$156 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. International Napoli Network 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 International Napoli Network during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Assistant in a Dog Shelter

Support a Dog Shelter and its volunteers in taking care of more than 150 abandoned dogs!

$146/week

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