Support Greek Dog Shelter

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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
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High­lights

Feeding and walking the animals
Support the good cause and clean the cages & equipment
Help rescue operations where animals are brought in from the street
Live in a beautiful city of Greece and enjoy the beach on free days
Get known Greek culture and work in a international team
Support rescue activities in Greece and take care of street dogs. Find a new home for helpless animals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples

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.

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.

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 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 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 flexibel with your days off.

Free-time activities

During your free time you can spent time at 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 go to other islands by ferry and discover them on your fee days as well.

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Museum/
Opera
Riding

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)
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 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Local support
  • 12/7 Emergency Number
  • Accommodation in a apartment close to the beach
  • We can provide a pick up from Heraklion AIrport
Airport Pickup at Heraklion Airport

We can provide a pick up from 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.

Bedroom (Double) Guesthouse
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. 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.
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.
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.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$550
3 weeks
$776
4 weeks
$992
5 weeks
$1,228
6 weeks
$1,464
7 weeks
$1,700
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,880
Average fees
$258 /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 Greek Dog Shelter

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

$258/week

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