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Support Greek Dog Shelter

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2 - 13 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Perfect 4.6  · 
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Highlights

  • Engage in the fulfilling tasks of feeding and walking the animals
  • Support a worthy cause by cleaning the cages & equipment and ensuring a safe environment
  • Contribute to rescue operations, providing care for animals from the streets
  • Live in the beautiful city of Greece and enjoy the beach on free days
  • Immerse yourself in Greek culture while working with an international team

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples

About the program

Support rescue activities in Greece and take care of street dogs. 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 volunteer 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 volunteer 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 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 a family has the correct surrounding for a dog.

What you can expect

Before starting your volunteer work project, you will receive an orientation from our local staff. The local staff 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 volunteers. 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 volunteers. 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 and walking the animals 
  • Cleaning cages and equipment
  • Go in the garden with the dogs
  • 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 
You are helping 5 days a week. Please stay flexible with your days off.


Free-time activities

During your free time you can spend time at the beach. Enjoy activities like swimming, relaxing on the beach, and so on. Additionally, Greece has a lot of historic places to see.
When you are close to the beach people sell souvenirs and other cities are easy to reach. You can go to other islands

Free-time activities

During your free time you can spend time at the beach. Enjoy activities like swimming, relaxing on the beach, and so on. Additionally, Greece has a lot of historic places to see.
When you are close to the beach people sell souvenirs and other cities are easy to reach. You can go to other islands by ferry and discover them on your free days as well.


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.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 07:00 - 15:00

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee

Program fee includes: 

  • Local support
  • 12/7 Emergency Number
  • Accommodation in a apartment close to the beach
  • We can provide a pick-up at Heraklion Airport

Airport Pickup at Heraklion Airport

We can provide a pick-up at Heraklion Airport.

Accommodation

Your accommodation will be in a fully equipped apartment. Laundry services can be used there for an extra fee. The accommodation is about 10-20 minutes from the shelter. All accommodations are close to the center and the ocean. You will stay in double bed apartment.

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 Heraklion Airport (HER) in Heraklion. 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 the project every day during week or at the weekend. We will help you with your arrival.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

2 weeks (min. stay) 805€
4 weeks 1,261€
5 weeks 1,436€
7 weeks 1,998€
13 weeks (max. stay) 3,628€
Average fees 340€/week

Program fees

340€ per week 2 - 13 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

2 - 13 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

Perfect 4.6 rating (65 reviews)

Agency

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  Good response rate

Coordinated by

Angela

Spoken languages: Spanish, French, English, German

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.

65 reviews · rating4.6

Jana rating5

2022 at Support Greek Dog Shelter

Google Translator: Hello dear Jamso Trainee Team, Here are my experiences that I had in Greece and I can already say that they were all only positive. First of all, a little bit about the accommodation. It is a resort where not only volunteers from the program live but also many tourists. ..
Jana rating5

2022 at Support Greek Dog Shelter

***English below***Die Zeit in Griechenland, die ich durch die Unterstützung von Jamso Trainee für 4 Wochen haben konnte, waren extrem schön. Die Freiwilligenarbeit im Tierheim war anfangs etwas überfordernd, da sich die Hunde auch erstmal an einen gewöhnen müssen, aber nach ein paar Tagen hat ...
Jan Buddelmann rating5

2022 at Support Greek Dog Shelter

***ENGLISH BELOW*** ich freue mich meine Erfahrungen mit euch zu teilen. April, 2022 Alles begann drei Monate vor Reisebeginn in Deutschland, als sich herausstellte, dass ich alleine Urlaub machen werde. So suchte ich einen schönen Urlaub heraus, der mit einer freudebereitenden und sinnhaften ...
Laura rating5

2022 at Support Greek Dog Shelter

I volunteered in Crete at an animal shelter for 2 weeks but would have loved to stay longer. You can see that the people who work there genuinely care about the animals and love their job. It was so much fun to play with the dogs and walk them. They were just the sweetest and gave me so much love. ..
Jennifer rating5

2023 at Support a Cat and Dog Shelter

***English below*** Während meiner unvergesslichen Zeit in Costa Rica von Mitte Februar bis Anfang April 2023 habe ich in dem Shelter als Volunteer geholfen. Das Tierheim ist ein kleines Shelter, worin im Durschnitt etwa acht Hunde und ca. 25 Katzen untergebracht werden. Die Arbeitseinteilung ...
Miriam Wild rating5

2023 at Support a Cat and Dog Shelter

***English below*** Die vier Wochen bei Tierheim in Uvita waren unglaublich schön! Das Arbeiten im Tierheim hat sich gar nicht wirklich nach Arbeit angefühlt, weil neben dem Putzen und Füttern immernoch total viel Zeit zum kuscheln und spielen übrig war. Trotzdem hatte man das Gefühl, mit ...

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