Horse Sanctuary and Farm Assistant

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founded in 2015
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Coordinator | Sara
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High­lights

Volunteer in a Horse Sanctuary and Farm that focuses on Animal Protection
Enjoy the quietness of the countryside
Learn more about the farm tasks
Share your animal love with other like-minded volunteers
Learn and practice your Spanish in Spain
In this program, you will have the opportunity to live the day-to-day life of a farm and help the mistreated and old horses that live in this Horse Sanctuary. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+

In this program, you will have the opportunity to live the day-to-day life of a farm and help the mistreated and old horses that live in this Horse Sanctuary.

If you are a nature and animal lover, this is the right program for you! Just 1h30 away from Barcelona by train, you will find this farm and Horse Sanctuary where you will be able to help with the day-to-day activities, learn about the farm life and help animals in need.

The aim of this non-profit is to support the Defense of Equines and other farm animals. To achieve that, this organization rescues them from abuse, provides them with a healthy and happy life, and finds them other adoptive families; They collaborate with other entities to raise awareness of children and adults for this cause, among other ways of fighting for animal protection.

The daily tasks can vary but can be as follows:

-        Clean the animal places

-        Feed the animals

-        Medical help to the animals

-        Interact with the animals

-        Help the visitors exploring the park

You will be accommodated in a beautiful country house in the same area as the farm and will have all the comforts such as a kitchen, washing machine, Wi-Fi, television, cleaning person once a week... and farm support from a worker during the day. Since you will have to cook your own meals the program team will take you to the supermarket once or twice a week.

Typical day

This is an example of a daily schedule:

  1. 8:00 Get the dogs out of their bedrooms
  2. 8:15 Human, cat and canine breakfasts
  3. 8:45 Check pigeons, quarantine zone water, and start equine breakfasts
  4. 9:00 Equine breakfasts, approximately half a book of forage per animal
  5. 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Clean-up around the dog treats house
  6. 10-12 Daily tasks of maintenance and care of animals
  7. 12 - sunset, house cleaning, own work...
  8. Dusk-night: Equine dinners as well as breakfasts, dinners of goats, pigs and sheep
  9. Bedtime 22-24: Close the dogs, each one in his place with his goodnight treat, turn off all the lights and see you tomorrow.

Free-time activities

Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture, sun-drenched beaches and picturesque neighborhoods. The local team will give you practical information and some tips to make the most out of your stay.

Every month there's a different celebration or main event in the city. If you happen to be around, check the festivities calendar for that month! 

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Winter 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 (basic 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 and Friday from 09:00 - 13:00

What's Included

Services by ImpacTrip

What’s included?

  • Accommodation at a dormitory at a social hostel in the center of Barcelona for the first two nights with meals included
  • Accommodation in a twin room in the farm in the countryside
  • Pick-up at the airport (On the Saturday or Sunday prior to an Introduction Day.)
  • Responsible guided city tour (2 hours.)
  • Placement to the project by public transportation
  • Coordination with the non-profit partner
  • The best tips to discover the city!
  • Support 24/7 (365 days a year at anytime.)

Airport Pickup at Barcelona-El Prat Airport

We will pick you up at the airport at any time on the weekend before your arrival. Our team will be there waiting for you and we will take you by public transportation to the accommodation. It takes about 45 minutes from the airport to the accommodation.

We will reach out to you by WhatsApp a few days before your start date to connect :)

Accommodation

The accommodation is a house at the farm. It's a house with a few bedrooms a shared kitchen and living room with great conditions.

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided on the first 2 days in Barcelona and then you will have to buy and cook your own meals.

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 Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) in Barcelona. We assist you to find cheap flights to Spain.
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 Spain provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Spain you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Spain.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Every second and fourth Sundays of each month.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$2,649
5 weeks
$3,199
6 weeks
$3,749
7 weeks
$4,299
8 weeks
$4,849
9 weeks
$5,399
10 weeks
$5,949
11 weeks
$6,499
12 weeks (max. stay)
$7,049
Average fees
$625 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. ImpacTrip 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 ImpacTrip during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Horse Sanctuary and Farm Assistant

In this program, you will have the opportunity to live the day-to-day life of a farm and help the mistreated and old horses that live in this Horse Sanctuary.

$625/week

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