Support Dog Shelter at the Beach

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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
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High­lights

Feed and walk the animals
Support the good cause and clean the cages & equipment
Take walks on the beach with the dogs
Get to known Tanzanian culture and experience the community
Visit Zanzibar as a pefect island with white sand beaches, touch sky blue waters on this island
Help take care of street dogs and support rescue activities in Zanzibar. Find a new home for helpless animals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Combine your passion for animals and desire to give back to society by improving the unfortunate situation of abandoned street animals in Zanzibar. During this volunteering program, you can help to look for a new safe and beautiful home for stray dogs.

The program aims to improve the situation of animals who are homeless. Due to the amount of work that it takes to keep the program running, the help provided by volunteers is always greatly appreciated. Animals are only mediated when a family has the correct surrounding for a dog.

Before starting your volunteer work project, you will receive an orientation by our local staff. The local stuff is run by English speaking people. They are very happy to welcome volunteers from all over the world. Usually, you will be in the program with other volunteers. The project can be reached with a 20-minute walk at the beach or with a local transportation in 10 minutes.  

As the dog shelter is going to move in July/ August to a different place, the journey to the project is a little bit longer then.

Typical day

You will help from 8 am till 2 pm or you can do the afternoon shift. Your schedule is flexible, depending on the volunteer. Like this, you will have time to enjoy your afternoon at the beach.

This program allows you to rescue and work with abandoned dogs while helping them to find a new home. Daily tasks may include: 

  • Feeding animals
  • Socializing
  • Cleaning cages and equipment
  • Drug administration and support with sterilization procedures (long term volunteers)
  • Helping with rescue operations where animals are brought in from the street (long term volunteers)
  • Food distribution for animals that live on the street
Volunteers help 5 days a week. Please stay flexible with your days off, as this depends on the number of volunteers.

Free-time activities

Besides your time on the project you are able to spend your free-time. You can enjoy activities like swimming, diving, horseback riding, relaxing on the beach etc. Zanzibar offers many opportunities for surfing, especially for kite-surfing.

At the beach there are many spots for tours on a boat (for example delphin tours) but also spots for exploring the island by itself.

Diving/
Snorkling
Riding
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
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)
Education Requirements
at level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
basic / good English
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Local support
  • 12/7 Emergency Number
  • Accomodation in a volunteer house
  • 2 meals a day from Monday to Friday
Airport Pickup at Zanzibar International Airport
We can organize the transfer and our team member will pick you up at Zanzibar International Airport.
Accommodation
You will be in a volunteer house. Rooms are very well equipped and you willl have dorm room. You will share a bathroom with other volunteers.

Dorm Room Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages
Typical breakfast and dinner are included from Monday to Friday
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 Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
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 Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

You can start the project very flexible, each Monday. Arriving day is Sunday or on an individual day in arrangement. You will get an pick-up at the airport in Zanzibar. It takes 1 1/2 hour to get to the accommodation from the airport.

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)
$970
3 weeks
$780
4 weeks
$960
5 weeks
$1,140
7 weeks
$1,500
9 weeks
$1,860
24 weeks (max. stay)
$4,560
Average fees
$338 /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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Support Dog Shelter at the Beach

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

$338/week

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