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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
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Feeding, and walking the animals
Cleaning cages and equipment
Helping with rescue operations where animals are brought in from the street
Living in a beautiful city of Greece and enjoy the beach on free days
Helping in Social Media (depending of period of volunteering)
Help take care of street dogs and support rescue activities in Greece. Find a new home for helpless animals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

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

The program is managed by a local in Greece at the beautiful Crete Island, 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. Animals are only mediated when the family have the correct surrounding for the dog.

Before starting your volunteer work project, you will receive an orientation from 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 is about  minutes by bus.

Typical day

You will help from 6 am (during high season and climate) or 8/9 am (low season) 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 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
  • Helping with rescue operations where animals are brought in from the street 
  • Food distribution for animals that live on the street
  • Fundraising & Social Media (for long term volunteers)

Free-time activities

During your freetime you can go to the beach. You can enjoy activities like swimming, relaxing on the beach, etc. Greece do have a lot of historic sites to see.
Close to the beach people sell souvenirs, other cities are close. As well you can go by ferry to other islands and discover them on your fee days.

Water Sports


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.
Other Skills
basic / good English
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Local support
  • 24/7 Emergency Number
  • Accommodation in a apartment, hostel close to the beach or with a host family
  • We can provide a pick up from Chania AIrport or bus station Chania
Airport Pickup at Chania International Airport

We can provide a pick up from Chania AIrport.


Your accommodation will be in a fully equipped apartment, hostel or with a host family (single room). The accommodation is about 10-20 minutes from the shelter. The accommodation are close to the center and the ocean. You will live in a single room/double room during COVID-19.

Bedroom (Single) Guest Family Guesthouse Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Please note, that only families provide breakfast and other meals: you can cook or go out to restaurant to eat typical local food. In the apartments, you are able to cook your own food.

Internet Access
Limited 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 Chania International Airport (CHQ) in Chania. We assist you to find cheap flights to Greece.
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 Greece provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Greece you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Greece.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

You can start every day during week or weekend. We will help you with your arrival.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$250 /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

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


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