Do you love dogs and have always wanted to be involved in animal welfare projects?
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Volunteering at Esperanza Canina will give you the experience of a lifetime
We are depending on the help of volunteers and are always looking for help.
As a volunteer you will be:
- Taking care of the dogs in the shelter (feeding them, socializing with them, general maintenance of the shelter). This is fun and rewarding and where we need most of the help
- Involved in our local fundraising activities
- Helping with dog rescues
- Adoption initiatives
- Assisting with de-fleaing, de-worming, medicating of the dogs in the shelter
The work is basically 6 mornings and 2/3 afternoons a week.
Every morning at 9.30 we take the bus to the shelter (about 7 mins). We clean, feed, play, walk etc. Around 12.30 we go back to Huanchaco.
In the afternoon at 4pm 2 volunteers go back to feed a few dogs who need an extra meal (puppies for example), check the water, and lock in the dogs that need to be locked in for the night. You will come back around 5pm.
We can take in up to 6 volunteers at a time.
The most important is that you love dogs! And that you feel comfortable around them. You must be 18 years or older.
Veterinarians and veterinarian students
For veterinarians and veterinarian students that are looking to obtain more experience or do an internship we have the possibility to combine working with the dogs in the shelter in the mornings with working at an animal clinic late afternoons/evenings in Trujillo.
We ask for a minimal commitment of 3 weeks. Reason for this is that every volunteer needs to be taught, things explained and be guided. any shorter then this is for us not feasible.
The longer you stay the better you get to know the dogs and the dogs you. It will only get more and more rewarding!
As well as the great experience you will be staying in Huanchaco, a little gem of a fishing and surf village in northern Peru. Enjoy the people, waves and beautiful sunsets.
Costs and Accommodation
A lot of organizations ask for a fee to get involved in volunteer projects – we don’t! We have our own accommodation with volunteer rooms. The house is beautifully located near the beach. The costs for the accommodation are only 20 soles per night. This includes water, electricity, wifi, shared living room, kitchen and outside patio. We do not ask for any additional fees to be paid!