Morocco Animal Aid

By being part of Morocco Animal Aid you will learn first hand both the pleasures & hardships of the animals within our care. With us you will learn how to live the simple life, in what is a tough & often unforgiving environment.

You will wake up everyday to 450 animals, that are looking to you for love, patience & understanding.
The environment is tough. You may be exposed to situations, behaviours or cultural nuances that you may not agree with or understand. This can be the most difficult part of your journey with us.

By working with us you are contributing to help create a shift towards a safer, healthier, happier future for the animals of Morocco. We are a family here. But we work hard. Really hard. The work is smelly, noisy, dirty & physical. But the reward will always outweigh the sacrifice. We are here for them.

Welcome to Morocco Animal Aid. We are an animal rescue & rehabilitation shelter located in Assersif. A rural, no frills, berber village located just outside the bustling village of Aourir, otherwise known as Banana Village. By working with us you will learn 1st hand the pleasures & hardships of the animals in our care. You will be contributing to help create a shift towards a safer, healthier, happier future for the animals of Morocco. We are a family here. But we work hard. Really hard. The work is smelly, noisy, dirty & physical. But the reward will always outweigh the sacrifice. We are here for them. You are making a difference. Our shelter is run entirely by volunteers. Our volunteers come from all over the globe & are from all walks of life. Without our volunteers, our shelter does not run. Our volunteer schedule is never the same. Some weeks we are overflowing with volunteers. Other weeks we really struggle. Whichever the scenario, we need to ensure that we are adequately covered to be able to meet the needs of the animals at the shelter. Daily tasks at the shelter include: * Cleaning: Poop scoop, rubbish collection, general sanitation of the shelter * Caring : offer food and fresh water, cuddles * Walking/Hiking: The dogs are walked for minimum 60 mins at a time on a rotating roster. * Animal Training: Training walks, to aid socialisation or to assist rehabilitation. * Staff Training: New volunteer inductions & patient care training. * Medical Treatment: Administering specialised treatments to animals when required. * Projects: Other initiatives, such as building, administration etc. You MUST be confident with dogs. The dogs specifically need strong leaders. The dogs in our care may be different to the dogs you are used to back home. You may experience behaviours or characteristics in our dogs that you may not have experienced before. If you havent had animals as pets before or are slightly afraid of any type of animal then this position isn't for you. POO*️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️ We clean up poo, dog poo, cat poo. Poo all day, every day. There is always poo. Just one job, for 40mins max will be to pick up poo. If youre sensitive about poo, dont apply. This is by far the worst part of the just. But now you know. POO. Poo. Poo. *️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️* Morocco is NOT a rabies controlled country. Please check with your GP/Doctor about any vaccinations/boosters needed to travel here. *️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ We have a number of dogs with leishmaniasis which is a contagious disease for both animals and humans. The dogs are under treatment to kill parasite and wear protective collars to deter the sand fly that transfers the disease. Please take some time to read up on leishmaniasis so you are aware of the risks.

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4.5
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Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Spain

5

It was a wonderful experience that has allowed me to get to know the cruel reality of some animals but with the help of this organisation most of them are moving forward. They do a great job, especially considering the resources and staff they have.
I wish there were more people who care for and love animals so much.
As for the food, they provide you with the basics to cover your needs and the accommodation was also basic but enough to be able to spend a few days.
Thank you for everything, it has been a pleasure to be part of it and do my bit. See you soon MAA✨💚

24 days ago


Lina replied

Hello Dear Laura,

Thanks for your kind review but moreover for your commitment, your kindness and hardwork!

It was a huge pleasure to welcome you, our team and animals really hope to welcome you again soon and for longer!

Can't wait to see you again :)

Spain

5

Muy buena experiencia en general, si te encantan los animales. Acabas agotado y sucio al final del turno, pero es muy gratificante ver que estas ayudando a los perros y gatos, y lo agradecidos y cariñosos que son. Los demás voluntarios(y algunos de los trabajadores) encantadores, hay muy buena convivencia en la casa, y puedes disfrutar mucho de tu tiempo libre.
Sin embargo, nos habría gustado más reconocimiento como voluntarios, que se valorara nuestro trabajo, un simple gracias al final de nuestra estancia habría sido un detalle la verdad.

24 days ago


Lina replied

Hello Paola!

Many thanks for your feed-back, your time and your commitment at our shelter with our precious animals!

I am really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and you will always be welcome, also I am sorry to know that you feel has you didn't receive the "thank" you deserve so far even if I am sur that many of us have already thanked you as me in person and face up ;)

Lina,
MAA Volunteer Coordinator

Morocco

4

One of my best experiences EVER , I’m Moroccan form Casablanca and this was my first experience with animals ,I’m scared of dogs and I make challenge with myself to do it and to fight my fear, the team of MMA was the best ( Lucy , Fanny , Lisa ,salma , Hocine, Jamal…) all ve them
I’m another person now ican touch them I can hug them and I can help them 🥺
Guys u don’t know what the big impact u make on me ..thank u ❤️ I will comeback again and again for sure to see u
I recommend this experience for everyone it was just a wow tye natural ,people there are soo friendly…the beach…everything .

about 1 month ago

France

5

So cool

about 1 month ago


Lina replied

As you ;)

United States

5

When I discovered Moroccan Animal Aid, it was a very last minute decision to fly in from Paris, and they were so understanding and accommodating! I’ve always loveddd animals, so I was very excited to do this volunteer of helping animals in need, and also scared that I might be crying the whole time. It’s truly heartbreaking initially seeing all the animals who’ve been hurt (and especially losing them after growing attached), but I held it together knowing that I’m helping to give them a chance at life. Most fulfilling volunteer work I’ve done. And I will be coming back ;) ♥️

3 months ago


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