Animal Carer

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fondée en 2004
Corfu Donkey Rescue
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Coordinateur | Julie
Coordinateur | Julie
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Make a positive difference in the lives of our donkeys and other animals by caring for them
Learn basic medical procedures
Experience Greek village life
Explore the beautiful island of Corfu on your days off
Socialise in the evenings with our other volunteers
Help taking care of donkeys and other animals in their retirement.
WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY ABLE TO ACCEPT VOLUNTEERS FROM WITHIN EUROPE. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 20+
Seul voyageur

VERY IMPORTANT: We would love to offer you the opportunity and experience of caring for our Corfiot Donkeys. We do not charge you anything to join our program but you must book your own flights, accommodation and transport. All food and entertainment costs are also payable by you. We would love for you to join us.

Corfu Donkey Rescue is the only donkey rescue on the island of Corfu. Before Corfu Donkey Rescue existed, unwanted donkeys were simply abandoned or sold to dealers who exported them to Italy essentially for slaughter.

After many years of dedicated work, our donkeys deserve a comfortable retirement and this is what we try to do.

As a volunteer you will be expected to help with the day to day running of the shelter. There's a lot of cleaning up to do, along with feeding, grooming, giving medication, looking out for signs of illness or any irregularities in a donkey's behaviour. Donkey and dog walking are also important tasks.

We are a very small animal shelter. We have accommodation only for animals and our founder, Judy. Volunteers are expected to find their own local accommodation and we give a number of suggestions on our website.

The sanctuary is situated in a very rural area so it's generally very peaceful and tranquil. There are tea and coffee making facilities and a seating area for volunteers to eat their pre-prepared food. There is one WC which is communal. 

We have few permanent staff who work on a rota basis, also 5 days per week from 08:30 to 17:30. Our number of volunteers varies greatly depending on the time of year and locals are very welcoming so there will always be a smiling face.

We expect our volunteers to  be punctual, flexible, physically fit, attentive and keen to learn. In return we will be there to support you and to show you how to complete your daily tasks to get the most from your stay.

No special equipment is required. Only clothes and shoes appropriate to the season in which you are travelling. Winter - conditions can be cold and wet and therefore muddy. Summer - the weather is hot and humid and much time is spent outdoors. Whatever the season - ALWAYS wear sensible shoes that give support and comfort.

Journée Typique

The donkeys are divided into two sections – the stable area, which houses the donkeys requiring very close observation and intensive care; the stables also make up part of the section for our blind donkeys, which require their own, safe space; and the tent area, which houses the donkeys in better conditions or have minor ailments. 

Each of our volunteers take part in the daily duties, based on their experience. For example:
  • Food preparation (some donkeys need a special diet) 
  • Administering medication 
  • Cleaning stalls and pasture hygiene 
  • Providing fresh hay/bedding and water throughout the day 
  • General observation and daily grooming 
  • Cleaning and feeding of the other animals (dogs, cats, chickens)
  • Walking the CDR-dogs 
Despite this being predominantly a husbandry focused placement there is ample opportunity each day to help with clinical aspects, when there is interest in this matter. Some of these activities include: 
  • Flushing and cleaning wounds 
  • Cleaning, bandaging and monitoring improvement of donkeys with hoof injuries 
  • Administering specialized medications 
  • Creating protective padding for donkeys suffering injuries 
The summer is a busy period for the shelter. There are many tourists who visit the Corfu Donkey Rescue – tourists need to be shown around and told about the Corfu Donkey Rescue and donkeys.

Each day is different. We never know what the day will bring and flexibility is key. Therefore it is not possible to give a timetable.

Activités de Loisir

At CDR you volunteer for 5 days of the week on a rota basis so we are unable  to tell you which days until you arrive. You get two full days off per week but these days are not necessarily consecutive. You may spend your free time as you wish. 

Corfu is a stunningly beautiful island. It is lush and green (not typical of Greek islands) thanks to the amount of rain we get in the winter. Local resorts are Paleokastritsa which has numerous sandy beaches, boat hire, boat trips, many bars and restaurants, a reptile world and a famous monastery with stunning hill top views.

Liapades, quieter than Paleokastritsa, a pebble beach, numerous bars and restaurants. If you have hired a car or scooter the you can explore the whole island on your days off. Corfu Town is a must with its many museums, two fortresses, amazing architecture, bars, restaurants and parks. Every where you turn is a stunning view.

Sports Nautiques
Plongée /
plongée en apnée
Shopping /
Musée /


Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 20 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau moyen)
Documents Requis
Application form must be requested and submitted from Volunteer World et When you apply you will be sent our own application form for completion.
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, vendredi, samedi et dimanche de 08:30 - 17:30

Services inclus

Accès à Internet
Désolé, aucun accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme. Le transfert de l'aéroport n'est pas inclus dans les frais non plus. Nous te prions d'organiser ton propre hébergement. Aliments, collations et boissons sont disponibles contre supplément.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport (CFU) à Kerkyra. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Grèce.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Grèce te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Grèce, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Grèce.

Dates et Prix

Informations sur l'arrivée

Arrive on any day of the year. Go straight to your booked accommodation and start volunteering the following morning at 08:30am


janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
2 - 50 sem

Pourquoi partir avec Volunteer World

Couche supplémentaire de sécurité de Volunteer World
Volunteer World est la plateforme comparative principale pour des missions humanitaires internationales. Nous te guidons tout au long de ton processus de candidature - y compris tous les paiements nécessaires. Planifier ton prochain voyage humanitaire avec Volunteer World te permet d'accéder gratuitement à:
Assurance qualité
Normes éthiques élevées & impact social vérifiable
Option Flex
Modifie ta réservation sans frais supplémentaires
Garantie de remboursement
Si l'organisation annule ton séjour, nous te remboursons les frais
Support & Médiation
Nous te soutenons quelles que soient les circonstances
Notre service est gratuit
Les frais de programme sont perçus directement par Corfu Donkey Rescue.

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Animal Carer

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