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Support Dog Shelter

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3 - 12 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Fantastic 4.5  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
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Complete your reservation as soon as possible. This project fills up quickly and is already booked on certain dates.


Highlights

  • Engage in fulfilling activities by feeding and playing with adorable animals, experiencing the joy of connecting with them on a personal level
  • Contribute to a meaningful cause by assisting with the cleaning of cages and equipment, ensuring a clean and comfortable environment for the animals
  • Be part of life-changing rescue operations, providing crucial help in bringing in animals from the streets and giving them a chance at a better life
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of a Greek city (or close by the city) and relish the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beach during your free days
  • Dive into the rich Greek culture, forming connections with team members from around the world and embracing the rewarding experience of working in an international team

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples

About the program

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

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 volunteering program, you can help to look for a new safe and beautiful home for stray dogs.

About the Project

The program is managed by a local ...

About the program

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 volunteering program, you can help to look for a new safe and beautiful home for stray dogs.

About the Project

The program is managed by a local in Greece at the beautiful Crete Island, that aims to improve the situation of 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 a family has the correct surrounding for a dog.

What you can expect

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 in a few 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 ...

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 to find a new home. Daily tasks may include: 

  • Feeding animals
  • Socializing
  • 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, just a few periods per year)
Volunteers help 5 days a week. Please stay flexible with your days off, as this depends on the number of volunteers and local helpers.


Free-time activities

During your free time/days you can go to the beach. Enjoy activities like:

  • swimming
  • relaxing on the beach and so on
  • Additionally, Greece has a lot of historic sites to see!
When you are close to the beach people sell souvenirs and other cities are easy to reach. You can also go to other islands 

by ...

Free-time activities

During your free time/days you can go to the beach. Enjoy activities like:

  • swimming
  • relaxing on the beach and so on
  • Additionally, Greece has a lot of historic sites to see!
When you are close to the beach people sell souvenirs and other cities are easy to reach. You can also go to other islands 

by ferry and discover them on your free days.


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 07:00 - 14:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee

Program fees include:

  • Local support
  • 12/7 Emergency Number
  • Accommodation in an apartment or host family, hostel
  • We can provide a pick up from Chania Airport or bus station in Chania

Airport Pickup at Chania International Airport

We can provide a pick up from Chania Airport.

Accommodation

Your accommodation will be in a fully equipped apartment. Their are two options of accommodations, some 10 others up to 20 minutes away from the shelter. Some city or close by the shelter. The accommodations are close and other about 30 minutes to the center and the ocean. You will stay in a double room or 3-bed room. Single room is up on request on a higher fee.

Internet Access

Good access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Food & Beverages

Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Chania International Airport (CHQ) in Chania. We assist you to find cheap flights to Greece. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Greece you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Greece. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

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

Program fees

3 weeks (min. stay) 787€
4 weeks 922€
5 weeks 1,152€
6 weeks 1,382€
7 weeks 1,613€
12 weeks (max. stay) 2,765€
Average fees 246€/week

Program fees

246€ per week 3 - 12 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

3 - 12 weeks

Deposit

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

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.


Meet your organization

Jamso Trainee

Fantastic 4.5 rating (67 reviews)

Agency - founded in 2012

Verified by Volunteer World

  Good response rate

Coordinated by

Angela

Spoken languages: German, Spanish, English, French

About the project

Jamso Trainee do help students finding volunteering projects and internships around the world.

Meet your organization

Jamso Trainee has been placing volunteers around the world for over six years. We're passionate about making a difference in developing communities. Cause we are a smaller agency we stay always in a good communication to our volunteers and to the communites. For us it is important to find the right programm for your stay abroad. Don´t travel just like a tourst!

History: 

Jamso Trainee startet in December 2012 helping in communities in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is since now the county with the most interns, volunteers and travelers. 

Since 2013 Jamso Trainee started working with partners in Ecuador, Peru, South Afrika.

2015 we begin working with our partner Bali and Thailand.

Visiting projects and getting more relationshsips with local charities is a goal of each year. Jamso Trainee don´t increase too fast, because for us it is very important to hold long contacts and stay in a good communication with volunteers and projects.

67 reviews · rating4.5

Karin Von Känel rating3.4

2023 at Support Dog Shelter

***English below*** Die Tierheimmitarbeitenden sind alle sehr nett und engagiert. Die Hunde sind sehr lieb und schätzen jede Zuwendung sehr. Das Tierheim ist sehr engagiert und jede Mithilfe sehr sinnvoll. Kann ich total empfehlen. Die ganze Organisation rund herum war sehr knapp, so wusste ich ...
Mickey Keene rating4.8

2023 at Support Dog Shelter

Jamso Trainee were so helpful when booking this program, really friendly, understanding and patient. You are guided through every stage of the process. The Shelter itself is fantastic, the owner and staff are amazing and really ensure the animals are cared for. Any indication of any issues and they ...
Sarah Düring rating4.2

2022 at Support Dog Shelter

I volunteered at the Shelter for 3 weeks. It was the best vacation I ever had and exactly what I needed right now. I lived in a small single room apartment that was well equipped. The hirer is very nice, if anything was wrong he was easy to reach. The apartment is close to a tourism shopping ...
mael millereux rating3.2

2022 at Support Dog Shelter

Had a wonderful time at the shelter ! Liz and all the other people working at the shelter are just amazing and easy going really felt like at home ! Just loved taking care of all the dogs at the shelter playing and cuddling with them, wished I could've stayed longer ! Really heart breaking to say ...
Olivia Kruse rating5

2022 at Support Dog Shelter

The experiences at the Shelter was just incredible! The stuff is super nice, they do their best for the dogs and it was great to help. Between cleaning and feeding you have enough time to play or to cuddle with the dogs. The dogs were really great, I have taken each of these dogs into my ...
Paula Reinartz rating4.2

2022 at Support Dog Shelter

A lovely project! The stuff of the shelter is very friendly and grateful for the help of the volunteers. You help by cleaning the cages, feeding the dogs and cats, as well as cuddling and walking the animals! You basically help with everything around the shelter :) All the animals are so grateful ...

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